Breastfeeding tips, education & advice from an IBCLC

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We are passionate to help every mother reach a place where breastfeeding is a comfortable, enjoyable experience for both her and her baby. The Breastfeeding Companion has been created to provide free breastfeeding tips, education and advice to help every mother on their journey.

We’re also certified by the NHS Information Standard, which means we’ve passed rigorous quality assurance, ensuring the advice we give is both accurate and backed up by research.

 

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As a midwife with a heart and passion to support breastfeeding women, I’m delighted this website exists. May it be a blessing to many women and their families.

Heather Pearce

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I really love your videos.
As a birth doula, I’m often sending them to different clients of mine to help them with different issues postpartum.

Darby Morris

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A highly informative and well put together set of resources that we as a family have shared with others to help them on their journey. Highly recommended.

Tim Butcher

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IBCLCs are experts in breastfeeding and skilled in supporting mothers

I am a Manchester based lactation consultant (IBCLC), and a mother of three children, all of whom were breastfed. For the last 20 years I have supported breastfeeding mothers.

I obtained a Bachelor of Nursing degree in 1989 and have since worked for the NHS as a Registered Nurse, Specialist Community Practitioner (Health Visitor), and for the last eleven years as an Infant Feeding Coordinator/Breastfeeding Specialist.

Working with thousands of breastfeeding mums, coupled with extensive training in breastfeeding issues has enabled me to gain a wealth of valuable experience in counselling pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in all aspects of their breastfeeding experience – at regular drop-ins, home visits and via telephone support.

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