Private consultations in North London
I support families in my consultation room in London N6 on the borders of Highgate/ East Finchley and Muswell Hill. There is easy parking and it is a 5 minute walk from East Finchley tube station on the Northern Line.
Sometimes going to a support group just doesn't feel right. You may not feel up to it physically or emotionally. Or you may simply want the focused thorough attention that a longer face-to-face session with a qualified lactation consultant can give you.
Sore or damaged nipples and help with positioning and attachment is a regular focus. However I am trained to cover a wide range of problems and challenges. From the family with a premature baby in the early days of breastfeeding, to the family weaning at the end of a breastfeeding experience. From the mother concerned about insufficient milk supply and dealing with underlying health problems or a history of breast surgery, to the mother struggling with an oversupply of milk and an excessively fast flow. I am also experienced in supporting families with twins and supporting parents to re-lactate. I can also support you to do combination feeding or bottle-feeding.
A session may require my technical knowledge of breast and nipple problems and infant physiology or perhaps we may work together as a team to help you find solutions to parenting struggles such as family sleep, changing relationships or the return to work. You are welcome to chat to me first before committing to arranging a private session.
A session of approximately 90 minutes costs £60. After this, we can settle on a pricing structure that we are both happy with. You may want more than one session. If you are on a low-income, I am happy to discuss different pricing with you.
You may also find it helpful to arrange a session antenatally where we can discuss your expectations for breastfeeding/chestfeeding or discuss and debrief any previous experiences. An antenatal meeting and a follow-up support session once the baby is born would cost £90.
I can also offer a SKYPE consultation for £40 (of up to an hour). However SKYPE may not be an ideal choice if you are primarily struggling with latching and positioning issues or you suspect your baby might have tongue tie.