Support is available for any difficulties you may be having with breastfeeding including :
low milk supply
painful feeding/nipple damage
suspected tongue tie
low weight gain
weaning from breastfeeding
As an IBCLC I have undergone extensive training in breastfeeding and further specialist
training in tongue tie assessment. I can refer on to private & NHS tongue tie practitioners
if division may be deemed necessary.
IBCLCs are internationally recognised as experts in clinical management of breastfeeding.
We undergo 90 hours of lactation specific education, as well as 1000+ hours of practical
experience, before passing examination to qualify as an IBCLC.
Breastfeeding support consultations are held in the comfort of your own home (Suffolk/North Essex) or virtually via video call for parents from across the globe.
Support is personalised to you and your baby, therefore we will examine your breastfeeding journey in detail and can work through any issues you may be having.
Consultation last approx 1 1/2 hours and include:
~ discussion of medical history and breastfeeding journey so far
~ weighing baby
~oral function assessment and referral to NHS or private tongue tie practitioners if required
~ observation of breastfeed
~ discussion/demonstration/implementation of techniques to assist with positioning & attachment
~ providing assistance with any difficulties you may be having
~ answering any questions
~ a full written breastfeeding plan will be emailed to you following your consultation
Follow-up support can be arranged as needed. Support via phone/email for 2 weeks is included with your appointment.
Click here to contact Alissa for a no obligation chat prior to booking your appointment
"SIMPLY PUT, ALISSA SAVED MY BREASTFEEDING JOURNEY. I WAS IN CONSTANT PAIN AND EVERYONE WAS SAYING TO GIVE UP BREASTFEEDING BUT I KNEW IN MY HEART I WANTED TO CONTINUE.
ALISSA WAS ABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE ISSUES WE WERE HAVING AND GENTLY GUIDE ME TO SOLVING THEM.
I FELT A WARMTH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM HER THAT I HADN'T YET FELT WITH ANYONE SINCE THE BIRTH OF MY BABY.
WHEN I CAME TO HER I HAD BEGUN FORMULA TOP UPS IN DESPERATION. SHE WAS NOT JUDGEMENTAL AND NEVER FORCED ME TO STOP THIS, INSTEAD SHE ASKED ME WHAT MY GOALS WERE.
I AM WITHOUT DOUBT THAT ALISSA IS THE REASON I AM STILL BREASTFEEDING TODAY AT OVER 9 MONTHS"
Appointments can be booked online (follow the button below) or feel free to call for a chat about your needs and
we can discuss the right care package for you.
Breastfeeding Support Consultations
Approx 1 1/2 hours
Full feeding assessment, tongue function assessment if required,
written feeding plan and follow up phone/email support for two weeks
Multiple sessions may be useful to consolidate feeding - discounted rate for 2 or more sessions (from £150)
*Please note travel charges will apply beyond 20 mile radius of Ipswich, Suffolk
Approx 45 -60 minutes
Discussion of current issues, and review of feeding history questionnaire.
Assistance with positioning, attachment and managing feeding difficulties.
Support with any other feeding/sleep related issues.
Written feeding plan + phone/email support for two weeks.
Why choose support from an IBCLC?
As new parents you'll have contact with a variety of health professionals from midwives, to health visitors to GPs and more. Many of these professionals will discuss your feeding journey with you, and may provide suggestions or advice regarding this.
It's important to remember when taking advice on your baby's feeding that not all professionals have equal (if any!) specific training in the management of breastfeeding. For some the advice may come from outdated evidence or limited 1-2 day basic breastfeeding courses.
Although breastfeeding is natural, it can be quite complex and there is no one size fits all approach to issues such as low milk supply or slow weight gain.
If you are unsure of the advice you've been given, or you don't feel comfortable with the plan which has been suggested by your health professional seek further support from a breastfeeding specialist like a lactation consultant.
There are also trained breastfeeding counsellors within organisations like the Breastfeeding Network or Association of Breastfeeding Mothers which can provide useful information for you.