Breastfeeding is at the heart of what I do, I am a trained Breastfeeding Counsellor and am able to use these skills to support you as you learn to breastfeed your baby and overcome challenges, if they occur, along the way.
I can support you from day one with your baby and support you in getting things off to a good start, as you move through your breastfeeding journey with your baby, we can work together to navigate challenges if they occur.
No matter what the age of your baby or babies, please do get in touch to discuss how I can help.
I am able to support with:
- Preparing to breastfeed
- Positioning and attachment
- Concerns around baby’s behaviour at the breast
- Sore nipples/uncomfortable breastfeeding
- Babies who are slow to gain weight
- Engorgement and mastitis
- Supply issues
- Supplemental feeding and topping up
- Practical tips around breastfeeding with old siblings around
- Recognising the signs and symptoms of tongue tie and signposting to a skilled specialist practitioner who can support you further
- Breastfeeding basics after a tongue tie division
- Weaning/Stopping breastfeeding
“88% of women who had a postnatal doula were still breastfeeding at 6 weeks and 67% were still breastfeeding at 6 months.” (This compares with 21% at 6 weeks and 7% at three months).
Doula UK survey 2014
£50 for a face to face support session in your home.
(For families living outside of a 15 mile radius from PE26 an additional 45p will be added per mile)
£25 for an online session via zoom.
Following on from your visit I am happy to continue to offer whatsapp and email follow up for one week, following on from this virtual support will be charged at my online price stated above.
Important note- I cannot diagnose tongue-tie or say if your baby does not have a tongue-tie, only a specialist tongue-tie practitioner can diagnose a tongue tie and suggest the best course of treatment.
“If a woman doesn’t look like a goddess in labour then someone isn’t treating her right”
Ina May Gaskin
“A doula will be there for you, unconditionally, completely, whenever and whoever you are and whatever you do. And she will move heaven and earth to carry out your wishes.”
As your Doula I will;
Get to know you
Place you at the centre of your decisions
Know that you are the expert on you and your baby
Support you to feel prepared for birth and parenthood, knowing all your options
Listen with compassion
Support you to find the information you need to inform your choices
Respect your decisions
Believe in you
Care for you
Celebrate your transformation to parenthood with you
Antenatal Breastfeeding Preparation
This session is aimed to be delivered during your pregnancy...
Night doula services are available...
I am a registered Breastfeeding Counsellor with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers...
There is little more emotive a subject than the way that we feed our babies...
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Antenatal 4th Trimester Preparation
I have a burning interest in the initial three months following birth, often referred to as ‘The Fourth Trimester’.
As your postnatal doula I will offer practical and emotional support to help you...
Developing Doulas Companionship
Three Step Rewind
Maddie’s Miracle Free Breastfeeding Support Group
I met Jo when my son was 5 days old at a breastfeeding support group as I was struggling in the first few days of feeding and needed help. From the moment I met Jo, I could see how caring she was and passionate about all things feeding. I went to a different group 2 days later for more support where Jo volunteered and continued to go there for support and the social side for months after. Jo gave me advice on changing positions, pumping through my son having to go onto high-calorie milk due to a heart condition and also him having heart surgery at 4 months. Our breastfeeding journey has come to an end after nearly 19 months, and I am so grateful I met Jo as I honestly think without her knowledge, support and genuine passion for feeding I would have given up in those early days.
Mum of Albie
Jo is nothing short of a completely exceptional woman. She was born to support women and this shines through in absolutely everything she does. Her love, care and attention to your well-being is honestly, second to none. Her depth of knowledge, calming presence and attention to every detail that matters to you, is incredible. Jo explores avenues that you may not have even known were an option, yet somehow you never feel like you’re not in the driving seat. One of the things that struck me so much about Jo, is how much she wants you to have the best possible experience, and she never stopped fighting for us and our baby, even when we lost our voice. For anybody reading this who is considering Jo as their Doula, my simple advice would be do not hesitate, to be in Jo’s company is to be in the presence of something truly special.
Mum of Jacob, Henry & Albie
Jo did such a wonderful job looking after both baby and parents during our time together. You can tell that this is more than just a job for Jo - she is such a caring person that being a doula was likely not a choice: she had to be one. We will forever be grateful for the work she did, even if we were jealous of her magic abilities to put our daughter to sleep.
Father of Isabelle