Some of the feedback from some of the mums we have helped with breastfeeding 

I have a three month old baby and we have struggled with breastfeeding from the start. We were given lots of conflicting advice in the early days which was very confusing but finally started getting somewhere even though it was still a bit painful. After a visit to a breastfeeding support group I was given some advice that ruined everything and I was on the verge of giving up. I ended up exclusively expressing every three hours and feeding my baby through a bottle as I was so desperate for him to have my breast milk. I became more isolated as I had to consider my pumping and didn’t want to do it in public, and was barely resting from having to bottle feed him, express, then wash and sterilise the equipment as before I knew it he was hungry again.

It was becoming so stressful and upsetting until a friend told me about Wendy being her “boob fairy” and gave me her details.

Within 5 minutes of Wendy being here she had noticed it was my baby’s bottom lip not allowing his mouth to open wide enough causing a shallow latch and gave me a quick tip to sort it out. After a couple of days I had stopped pumping and bottle feeding as it didn’t hurt anymore.

Not only am I getting more rest from having more time, but my baby is more settled, and I am more comfortable feeding him in public.

Thank you so much Wendy, you have changed everything and lifted the huge cloud that was ruining my experience of being a new Mum. I will be forever grateful for your help.
— Laura
Wendy is an Angel! She has been such amazing support over the last 11 months, all the way through from mastering how to breastfeed, to how to wean off onto a bottle and solid food, as well as sleeping tips! I’ve found her advice really well measured and doesn’t involve any “extreme” methods. She’s very knowledgable about all things mother and baby. I wouldn’t have had such an amazing first mother experience without her.

A GOOD NEWS STORY

I recently received a telephone call from the mother who was having difficulties breast feeding her 7 day old baby.

This beautiful little girl had lost over 10% of her birth weight, was slightly jaundiced and lethargic. The mother was suffering from sore nipples, was only able to express small amounts of breast milk and was exhausted. The father was extremely concerned about his wife and his daughter.

I visited them at home, put a plan in place which suited the family, discussed how to increase lactation, correct positioning and attachment and how to recognise an effective breast feed.

I kept in contact via telephone and I visited again 48 hours later.

What a difference, the little girl had gained 70 grams and mother and father were smiling.

10 days later the baby weighed above her birth weight and the mother sat confidently breast feeding her baby.

It was a joy to experience.

An update from mum

Breast Feeding Success Story”I thought you might like a little bit of follow up on one of your success stories. Our daughter is 20 weeks now. She is doing really well. Her weight gain is really good. She has no health problems and I am still breastfeeding. We have continued to include 1 formula feed a day and sometimes more if she seems particular hungry. It works well for us. I really enjoy my time feeding her now and I’ll miss it when it stops. I am really glad I persevered with your help.”
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