Better Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding advice from a qualified, independent breastfeeding consultant

I am an independent, qualified breastfeeding and lactation consultant offering a range of services to help mothers and couples, both before and after the birth of your baby. I can also be contacted if problem solving consultations may be required.

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Breastfeeding is a learned skill

Breastfeeding is promoted as instinctive and natural, which in itself can be distressing if your experience is not problem free. It may indeed be an intuitive response for babies but for many women it is like any other skill, something that has to be learned.

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How does breastfeeding help your baby?

All mammals make milk for their young. Human milk is species specific - it is uniquely suited for human infants. It is organic, a living substance and is easily digested.

Breastmilk contains antibodies which help protect infants from bacteria and viruses. These include gastroenteritis, respiratory illness, and urinary tract and middle ear infections. Human milk also reduces the risk of allergic disease (asthma, eczema and wheezing).

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How does breastfeeding help mothers?

Women who breastfeed are at lower risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer & osteoporosis.

Looking at a thriving baby and knowing it is you that has enabled this promotes a sense of fulfilment and self-confidence.

Breastfeeding mothers may have increased feelings of closeness and bonding with their infants.

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