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The breastfeeding support system in the U.K. is built on, and relies upon privilege.

I love being an IBCLC. I’m incredibly proud to be one, and have worked extremely hard to get here. I’ve been qualified nearly 10 years, and was supporting families with breastfeeding for 8 years before that. I know enough to be able to say confidently that I know what I’m talking about. I also know [...]

By | 2020-06-17T09:35:53+00:00 June 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Breastfeeding the Brave

Resources and FAQs for parents & professionals If your child or patient/client has just been diagnosed with a medical condition, illness or disability, please start here. This is a collection of resources and guidelines collated over my years of supporting families of medically complex children. Note that research is currently extremely limited in relation to [...]

The HSCP response to the Bilgin & Wolke 2020 study on cry it out…. by Lyndsey Hookway

Cry it out is a hotly debated topic, and one I have commented on previously. I make no secret of my dislike for this approach, but my dislike is based on an objective assessment. Here's the latest study to throw into the mix... I originally posted this response on a Facebook post, but so many [...]

By | 2020-05-13T08:57:23+00:00 April 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Increasing your milk supply

Whether you're currently working to reduce or eliminate formula supplements, or you stopped breastfeeding some time ago and wonder whether you could re-start, you'll probably need some practical tips for increasing your milk supply. Sometimes people refer to this as re-lactation, if there has been a gap where you haven't breastfed for some time. Whatever [...]

By | 2020-05-13T08:50:58+00:00 April 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sleep in the time of COVID-19

I've had an unusual number of contacts and requests for sleep support lately. Is it because everyone is quarantined at home and therefore it seems like a good time to think about sleep? Perhaps. But I think there's more going on as well. If you, or your little people are struggling with sleep, read on. [...]

By | 2020-05-13T08:58:07+00:00 March 29th, 2020|Sleep|0 Comments

Triple feeding

Every family has a unique feeding journey. I never get bored of hearing people's stories. But there are a few scenarios that crop up more often than others. Painful breastfeeding. Non-latching babies. Windy, fussy babies. And triple feeding.... What in the world is triple feeding you ask? Well, you may be doing it without realising [...]

Is my baby getting enough sleep?

It’s pretty common for this to be one of the first questions parents ask me. Most of the parents I have the pleasure of working with are pretty selfless and sacrificial. But any parent who wants the best for their child may get concerned from time to time about whether their child’s needs are being [...]

By | 2020-05-13T09:27:07+00:00 September 27th, 2019|Sleep|0 Comments

Sleep – one step at a time

What are your sleep goals? Do you long for your situation to be vastly different from the current one? Is your child’s sleep becoming unsustainable? I have an approach to sleep that may help – one step at a time. Here’s what I mean. Firstly – it’s only a problem if it’s a problem for [...]

By | 2020-05-13T10:02:44+00:00 August 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why I won’t hold your baby for you…

That sounds a bit harsh doesn’t it? You’re exhausted. I’m not. Why won’t I just give you a break? Here’s the thing. You may have been holding, rocking, and trying to soothe your crying baby for hours. You might be exhausted, lacking in confidence, and feeling broken.  You might be thinking: ‘What is wrong with [...]

By | 2020-05-13T09:10:19+00:00 August 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to cope with really bad days

We've all had those days. When the toddler has raided the bin, there's a hole in the ceiling, the car has broken down, the baby won't stop crying. Heck - you can't stop crying. How do you cope? Here are some practical tips for how to cope with really bad days... Scaling the problem I [...]

By | 2020-05-13T09:11:58+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|3 Comments