The Breastfeeding Companion – Testimonials
The incredible support I received from Jackie has helped me overcome feeding challenges I didn’t anticipate before Jonah was born and helped ease me into a precious nursing relationship with him.
In the first few weeks I struggled with a fussy feeder, Jackie showed me different techniques and ways to hold Jonah which helped massively with his reflux and made a huge difference to how I felt about feeding him.
With a gentle and relaxed approach she armed me with information and taught me so much about breastfeeding. Her advice, support and encouragement gave me confidence and has made feeding my baby such a joyful, relaxed experience that I treasure.
I qualified as a midwife in 2013 with a heart and passion to support breastfeeding women, and I have been able to tap into Jackie’s wealth of knowledge around lactation on many occasions. She has been and continues to be like a mentor to me, and is supporting me in my ongoing endeavours to become an IBCLC.
I am delighted Jackie has produced this website – may it be a blessing to many women and their families.
I met Jackie when my daughter was about two or three weeks old. My daughter Penelope was having difficulty latching on and I didn’t know how to help her or what to do.
My midwife had visited every other day to weigh Penelope and had given me one final chance, a five day period to feed, feed, feed and increase her weight. If my midwife wasn’t happy with the weight gain after the five days she had told me to have a bag packed as we would be sent back to hospital. I was desperate.
Thankfully a friend gave me Jackie’s number on ‘day one’ and I called her that afternoon. The very next day Jackie visited me in my home and spent two hours with me, giving advice and answering my many questions. On ‘day five’ when the midwife returned we were discharged from their care as Penelope had gained enough weight.
I am certain that we would have been admitted to hospital that day if it weren’t for Jackie, she and her vast amount of knowledge were invaluable to us. Two and a half years later our breastfeeding journey is continuing. Breastfeeding has meant so much to me and I can’t thank Jackie enough for enabling me to do it.
The Breastfeeding Companion is a comprehensive resource for mothers. I breastfeed my three children and unfortunately, I encountered a different problem with each child, who knew something so natural could be so difficult. The site has so answers to so many questions all in the one place. It is brilliant.
If ever I had a question about breastfeeding I could always find a video to answer it!
Fantastic that The Breastfeeding Companion is here to hopefully give many more mum’s this vital support and guidance.
I have gained invaluable evidence based knowledge, support and reassurance through the years from Jackie, through both my role as a breastfeeding peer supporter and a breastfeeding mum.
Jackie’s wealth of knowledge and passion for helping parents make informed choices about feeding their babies has also inspired me to help other parents make informed choices and I am now a practitioner with the NCT and loving every minute of it!
I encountered several issues at the beginning of my breastfeeding journey & the information provided helped me to identify them & provided possible solutions.
I am now 8 months in to my journey & still enjoying breastfeeding. I would recommend The Breastfeeding Companion to all new mothers.