ABOUT KATE BATTERSBY
IBCLC. RM. RN
I am an Independent Lactation Consultant and Midwife providing specialist breastfeeding advice and practical support to women in the relaxed environment of their own homes.
I have worked in Plymouth, London and now Bristol as a Midwife for over 21 years. During this time, I have gained a wealth of valuable experience in the care of mothers and their newborn babies. I have seen first hand how challenging breastfeeding can be, especially when new mums are establishing breastfeeding and getting to know their own baby's needs.
It is my aim to empower each mother in her own ability to confidently breastfeed her baby. I have worked as an Infant Feeding Specialist Midwife in Bristol. In 2009, after extensive study, I qualified as a Lactation Consultant. This enhanced my breastfeeding expertise and has equipped me with the unique expertise, depth of knowledge and necessary skills to help mothers with their breastfeeding needs. In 2014 and 2019 I recertified my qualification as a Lactation Consultant.
My consultation will be personalised to meet each mother and her baby's needs. My services consist of a thorough breastfeeding history and observation of a breastfeed, watching the baby attach to the breast and expert support with an individualised feeding plan and follow up support via phone, text or email for as long as necessary.