It has now been over a month since your last visit, and I wanted to tell you that my baby has been feeding on the breast successfully for almost 4 whole weeks! My baby is barely choking anymore, and I am no longer suffering from engorgement. My nipples have fully recovered – something which, I thought, would never happen! Finally, he has been gaining weight at the speed of light since switching back to the breast, and – although numbers are just numbers – he’s back to his birth centile curve! I really want to thank you for your help – you have been a huge help, and I would probably have given up without you!
I have been struggling with a painful latch and helped me find a new comfortable position. Within the hour I had a much more comfortable latch, for which I am very thankful. She was very informative and helped me to understand how to approach breastfeeding a bit differently, as well as gave advice for how to approach offering an occasional bottle. I would highly recommend for anyone struggling with Breastfeeding.
Telephone and videocall consultations
I contacted London lactation consultants after struggling to get my daughter to latch and having had to use nipple shields. was very prompt in getting back to us and during our first video consultation she spoke to us about technique for positioning and attachment and observed a feed. Although my daughter struggled to latch during the consultation, gave us support and reassurance that we were doing the best for our baby and that slowly we would both learn how to breast feed successfully when we were ready. Her encouragement gave us the confidence to keep going and within a week, we had achieved a good latch. I am so grateful for the advice given by . She is calm, knowledgable and professional and we would definitely recommend the service to other first time mothers.
So glad I did these videocall sessions- turns out support is still available even in lockdown. Feeding my 10 week old daughter had become extremely painful. guided us through positioning and latch and straight away things started to feel better – I’m now breastfeeding comfortably. Having the chance to work on this with someone so knowledgeable and supportive was wonderful at a time when we are all so much more isolated than usual
I had an online review with after I was having pain and signs my baby’s latch was not quite right…. My baby started the session very upset …. quickly adapted the session to start with a feed. She quickly identified the area we needed to work on with position and we fixed the shallow latch problem instantly. I had a further review 24 hours later as the right latch was still quite shallow with the new position and we tried a different position altogether. Overall, was very quick and knowledgable, and fixed our shallow latch. This came at a time where I was feeling quite desperate and upset about the feeding. My experience was amazing.
Tongue Tie Assessment
I saw from London Lactation Consultants on day six after giving birth. I was seen within 24 hours of making my enquiry and was excellent support identifying my daughter’s tongue tie at an early stage. Feeding was incredibly painful and continued to support me to give me the confidence to follow up when the first division of my daughter’s tongue tie was not sufficient (carried out by another tongue-tie practitioner). I wholeheartedly recommend and the team (I met a few others at NCT run breastfeeding drop-in sessions). 4 months in and I am really glad I saw without any delay. I am sure that guidance made all the difference and enabled me to continue breastfeeding – without it (and the solutions she helped me find) I do not think it would have been possible to carry on. Tongue-tie issues aside, the feeding techniques showed me have made feeding much easier and more enjoyable!
LLC were recommended by a friend that was very impressed with them. So were we. was very prompt in contacting me (on a Sunday). We needed advice on tongue tie and our baby vomiting significant amounts. assessed a very fast flow (coupled with tongue tie) and gave strategies to reduce the flow which solved the problem. She was excellent, gentle, straightforward and clever- we’re so happy we called! Kate
I am so grateful for breastfeeding support. She helped me from day 1 when my baby’s latch was incredibly painful for me, advising on positioning and then assessing for tongue-tie. knowledge, patience, empathy and attentiveness have meant so much to me as a new Mum wanting to breastfeed successfully, and after many weeks of hard work, I am now able to do so. I could not recommend her more highly and will always be grateful to her
My daughter and I had an incredibly difficult time breastfeeding during her first month, to the point where I was expressing around the clock, exhausted, and almost ready to throw in the towel and switch to formula feeding. visited us shortly after my daughter turned one month and worked with us on positioning and latching. She also diagnosed my daughter with an anterior tongue tie. We had my daughter’s tie clipped a week later by a lovely paediatric ENT who referred us to.
I cannot say enough good things about our experience. has an incredible manner and was very patient and encouraging with me; exactly what I needed to hear during an emotional time. My daughter just turned two months old and this past month has been a completely different experience. We are breastfeeding almost exclusively now, something which I never thought would be possible during those early weeks.
Antenatal breastfeeding information
was amazing to work with and helped us reach the very happy and comfortable place in breastfeeding we are now! She is responsive, insightful and always encouraging — which made all the difference when I was having a tough time. She also proactively checked in on me which was a nice touch and much appreciated. Ultimately she helped me overcome mastitis, latch and positioning issues, as well as my son’s tongue tie. We met with her via video call, home visits and in the clinic — and she always did what she could to see me as soon as possible when I wanted to make an appointment. Communication via text was super convenient as well. Thank you so much! We are so happy that I can continue to breastfeed and I look forward to doing so for many many months to come!
Your support, advice and the comfort you offered our family…was invaluable. You helped me figure out how to do what was best for my baby and what was best for me. I felt so supported by you in the process and so grateful that you helped us find success with breastfeeding. I cannot thank you enough for that.
We are getting on so much better now with breastfeeding and I no longer have any discomfort… In fact, I am really enjoying the ease and flexibility of it! I’m so grateful for all your help and advice – it was much harder than I had imagined getting started and I think I needed the encouragement to keep going, so thank you.
We met during our antenatal classes and had the most informative session on breastfeeding. When we started our breast feeding journey, we constantly referred to the notes we took and used so many of her recommended positions – it was so helpful. We contacted her again when our baby was 16 weeks as we had been told by the GP he had tongue tie. By this point, we were pretty desperate, tired and worried. We had a video call to begin with and gave us some tips to help us before we saw her in person with both breast and bottle feeding, as we do one bottle a day. She was hugely supportive and caring and gave us the confidence to keep going before we saw her. We saw her just before we had the tongue tie procedure to talk through what would happen and to put our minds at ease. Our baby absolutely loved her which made it an even better experience! We had one more appointment after the procedure and again, she was absolutely amazing. So attentive to us and our baby. She has been so quick to respond on email, followed up when she didn’t have to and kept in touch afterwards. I will be recommending her to all of my friends who would like feeding support in the future and I wouldn’t hesitate to get in touch again for some further assistance. It was the best decision we made getting back in touch with her and as a result we have a much happier baby when he’s feeding and a much more confident mummy too!