Free Infant Feeding Help and Support links, for any time
Videos of babies feeding well – what to look for
To support you at any time, I’ve added video links below that provide excellent guidance and support with issues around infant feeding.
The site below has wonderful videos – scroll down to view them. Very helpful when you want to see babies feeding well and what to look for. It even has an online Parenting 101 course to learn more about parenting!
Worried about not enough milk?
Many women worry that they might not have “enough milk” but this is often based on incorrect assumptions of how often infants normally feed. They need to feed very frequently, especially in the evening!
Sometimes though, your baby is not able to take the milk you are making, and / or you may be feeling very sore. If you are still sore, and / or your baby is still not gaining weight after you have followed the guidance in the videos, you definitely need some highly skilled support, so call me!
Help with Lots of Different breastfeeding issues
This excellent, friendly site below is aimed at women and health care providers in a range of cultural settings, but the messages and skills are universal. Lots of different breastfeeding issues are helped here.
And if you have twins or more, support from the Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA), below:
Information, Handouts, Apps and Books
Lovely, very parent-friendly site with all sorts of brilliant information inside the various tabs below:
Baby Buddy app
This excellent app was developed by Best Beginnings and incorporated guidance on pregnancy and being a new parent:
Baby Buddy is accredited by the NHS.
Small Wonders – if you baby is small or premature it can be an extremely worrying time; more information for you here:
Out of the Blue
The changes experienced during pregnancy, motherhood and fatherhood can be difficult. Find out more here:
There are some books that provide excellent guidance on infant feeding and parenthood in general:
‘The Positive Breastfeeding Book’ by Professor Amy Brown
‘You’ve got it in you’ by Emma Pickett IBCLC
‘Breastfeeding Uncovered’ by Professor Amy Brown
‘Why Love Matters’ by Sue Gerhardt
‘How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and How To Listen So Kids Will Talk’ by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Other ways to feed a baby than sitting Up Straight, and Safe Sleeping
Feeding lying down:
Safe co-sleeping guidelines – so you get more sleep if your baby wakes when you put them down anywhere else than beside you:
Fabulous article about why doctors recommend co-sleeping – more rest all round, below:
Also, put your mattress on the floor on low slats so you can lie down with your baby while feeding, then sneak away once he/she has settled without worrying about him/her falling off anywhere. Very informative article:
Lactation Consultants, other Supporters and Tongue-Tie Practitioners
You can find my lovely International Board Certified Lactation Consultant colleagues around the country here:
Other breastfeeding support organisations with breastfeeding counsellors or peer supporters are here:
Breastfeeding Network: (BfN) (Breastfeeding counsellors)
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM) (peer supporters)
National Childbirth Trust (NCT) (Breastfeeding counsellors)
Pictures of tongue-tie and ways to check for potential tongue-tie
Association of Tongue-Tie Practitioners Network here: