Babies bring tremendous joy but they can also bring feeding worries, sleepless nights and feelings that you are ‘not doing it right’.
I have extensive experience as a mother, midwife and health visitor and can guide you through these early days, weeks and months so you can fully enjoy your new addition.
“People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.”
Leo J. Burke
I offer home visits to cover any aspect of baby care or ‘life after baby’ worries you may have.
I specialise in emotional support for parents who may have experienced low mood or anxiety after previous children.
Early days and weeks
I can advise on all feeding methods and have extensive experience of helping breast-feeding mothers in the early weeks.
I can support you to choose a feeding method which suits your family and can advise when a baby is ‘colicky’. I can support with reflux and cows milk protein allergy in breast and formula fed babies.
Sleep in the first few months
I can guide and advise in what is normal sleep for young babies and can support with gentle ways of encouraging your young baby to sleep. I do not advocate ‘sleep training’ for a baby under 6 months old, instead I can support with feeding and maximize the amount of sleep a new family can get using knowledge of baby’s developing sleep cycles and circadian rhythms.
I offer over-night stays to families who need a good nights sleep prior to starting a sleep programme. I also offer tailored emotional support to families struggling with the demands of a young family, using solution focused brief therapy and a ‘listening ear’
Home visits in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire are priced at £100 for a 2 hour visit. Other areas are covered but mileage will be charged – contact me for details. A home visit will be followed up with email support as needed and tailor-made sleep plan will made during the visit. Follow up Skype calls to support and ‘fine tune’ details are advised, priced at £20 an hour.
Skype consultations are also available – charged at £80 for 2 hours and a tailor made plan will be emailed following the consultation, with email support as needed after this.
Overnight stays are available to help with implementing a plan or prior to this to allow parents to recoup some sleep. Priced from £200. Please contact me to discuss how I can help you.