Private practice

 

I offer private lactation consultations in the comfort of your home, my home Clinic or in hospital (I cover most South West London post codes) lasting usually 2 hours long and they include:

  • Full clinical history
  • Tools and ideas to be able to breastfeed more easily
  • Help with positioning and attachment
  • A full infant oral anatomy and sucking assessment
  • A full infant physical assessment
  • Baby ‘s weight (if needed) measured by the scales I bring with me
  • Answers to any breastfeeding questions you may have
  • Leaflets relevant to your situation to accompany evidence-based information given during the consultation
  • Maternal breast assessment if needed
  • A treatment and follow up plan tailored to your needs taking into consideration your lifestyle, limitations, and preferences to meet your breastfeeding goals
  • Follow up as needed by phone/email/text or in person if needed
  • Double electric pump for rent if needed

Some of the most common breastfeeding challenges include:

  • Difficulty with position and attachment
  • Non-latching babies
  • Nipple trauma
  • Not enough milk
  • Premature infants
  • Tongue tie
  • Jaundice
  • Breast refusal or nursing strikes (including post Frenulotomy)
  • Milk supply issues (low supply or over supply)
  • Thrush
  • Mastitis / Plugged ducts / Abscess
  • Weight concerns
  • Expressing of breast milk
  • Alternative ways of feeding expressed breast milk
  • Nipple confusion / preference
  • Returning to work
  • Weaning and introducing solids
  • Breast augmentation and reduction
  • Relactation
  • Breastfeeding multiples

If it becomes evident that a tongue tie may be impacting on breastfeeding, I can refer you to your local NHS tongue tie clinic or to a private tongue tie specialist in your area.

I also offer (private or group) prenatal sessions to prepare you for breastfeeding.  If you are having an elective C-section for whatever medical reasons and want to learn more about antenatal expression of colostrum, a one-to-one session can be invaluable to teach you how to hand express and get prepared.

Prices

Home / Hospital visit (usually 2 hours-1.30, we are on “baby time” so we don’t like to rush or set time limits):

  • £140 for initial consultation
  • £95 for follow up session (to see how feeding plan is working and make changes as needed)

Consultation at my home Clinic SW19 (usually 2 hours-1.30 more if needed, no time limits):

  • £95 for initial consultation
  • £60 for follow up session

3 sessions package: £310 includes either:

  • 1 antenatal BF preparation session+ 2 postnatal visits (hospital/home) or
  • 3 postnatal visits (hospital/home)

We have a 24 hours cancellation policy.

Follow-up phone calls are taken at no additional charge.

 

I also work with 5 other London Lactation Consultants, please visit our joint website: Breastfeeding London for more information.