Caring for your baby after birth, while trying to recover yourself can be difficult and having support in the early days and weeks with feeding, bonding and your feelings about being a new mum or dad is important.
Especially if trying to breastfeed, having support around positioning and attaching your baby, newborn behaviour and what to expect in the early days, as well as support with common issues that may arise can help you reach your personal feeding goals.
Being new parents can be challenging time and your feelings around this can be difficult to understand. Especially if your birth has been difficult or not how you had planned, having someone to talk to about your feelings can help you to understand them.
I am a trained Postnatal Doula. I have been working for the NHS in neonatal, maternity, paediatrics’ and community services for over six years. I have been with the Breastfeeding network since 2009 and I am currently a Breastfeeding supporter. I have training both from the BFN and the NHS for supporting infant feeding, including introduction to solids. I also practice in line with UNICEF Baby Friendly guidelines.
I have QCF level 3 qualification in Maternity and paediatric care.
MHFA mental health first aid qualification and IHV training in perinatal mental health.
I am also a Solihull Approach practitioner, including trauma training.
I can offer you support for caring for your baby including feeding, bonding and attachment, safe sleep, newborn behaviour, introduction of solid food and emotional wellbeing.
I also offer Birth Reflection Sessions.
If you would like more information please contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org.