Why the phrase “the latch looks good” epitomises all that is wrong with Breastfeeding Support in the UK.
As the saying goes – if I had £1 for every parent who came to me and had been told that a latch looks good and yet is struggling with every single breastfeed, I would be a very rich woman. The more I hear this phrase repeated to me from stressed, struggling, desperate...read more
How did you imagine life with your baby before they were born? Did you expect an instant rush of love? Something similar to seeing that 1st scan, but even better? How about life with your newborn? Were you looking forward to the time off work. Time to relax, ...read more
Without exception every Parent that I see for breastfeeding support is struggling with their emotions. Pretty understandable, I’m sure you’d agree. When breastfeeding isn’t going well then it’s stressful and disheartening, for some it feels...read more
Whether or not you breastfeed is just a choice right? I certainly thought that before I had my first baby. And when I was asked, time and time again, throughout each pregnancy if I planned to breastfeed, it was an easy question to answer. It was always a simple yes....read more
Have you heard of breastfeeding trauma? It sounds kind of extreme right? How could something that is natural and instinctive leave us traumatised? But when women struggle to breastfeed, when they don’t have the right support, when they are separated from their...read more
When I visit new Mums and babies in their homes to help with breastfeeding, there is a reoccurring theme that I can’t ignore any more. Almost all of them struggle to trust that their bodies are able to nourish their babies. It’s hardly surprising really....read more