“A newborn has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three.”
Dr. Grantly Dick-Read
This is not to say that breastfeeding is plain sailing for every mother! It certainly is NOT, and in some cases requires epic amounts of commitment, patience and support.
As a mother of 7 who has had some out-of-the-ordinary breastfeeding journeys and supported hundreds of women over the last 15 years along their own unique paths, you can be sure to find non-judgemental, empathic and PRACTICAL support towards YOUR goals.
Breastfeeding Support is often available free at local groups and via National Helplines, but I know from my experience as a Breastfeeding Counsellor AND a mother, that 1-1 support you can access frequently in the comfort of your own home can be the make-it or break-it situation between exclusive breastfeeding and disappointment.
Breastfeeding support is included in the postnatal Doula package.