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Mother Breastfeeding Baby


Breastfeeding support

COVID-19 UPDATE - 04/04/20:

Sadly due to the current outbreak I am unable to continue providing face to face home support.

I am however offering my services via video call for £45.

Stay safe and well

      - Kate

Kate Battersby - Bristol Based Lactation Consultant & Registered Midwife


Supporting you and your baby's needs
Confident Breastfeeding
Home Visits in and Around Bristol


Daytime, evening and weekend home visits

£90 per consultation including follow-up phone calls, texts and emails.

£60 per person Group session - maximum 3 mums per visit

£140 Combined Antenatal/Postnatal session - Visit during pregnancy and follow up postnatal session

Services I provide include:
  • Establishing breastfeeding

  • Overcoming latch difficulties

  • Milk supply issues

  • Diagnosing tongue tie and referral service

  • Expressing breast milk and safe milk storage

  • Breastfeeding and returning to work

  • Breastfeeding the older baby

  • Breastfeeding twins



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.



To discuss booking an appointment, please text or call

07932 176 060

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Kate is amazing. I was a weepy teary mess and felt better as soon as she walked in the door and was feeding with no pain and confidence after about 30 mins. I can’t recommend her enough - I am so grateful to her! She is incredibly knowledgeable, and has a wonderful reassuring manner.


Being a first time parent I never knew what to expect, all I knew is that I wanted to breastfeed. 10 weeks after having our daughter we had received so much advice, read so much information and received some unhelpful comments from a doctor, I became so overwhelmed with it all and it was effecting our feeding in a negative way. I felt I was letting my little girl down and was doing it all wrong because she wasn’t quite following the norm. Kate came to visit us at home, she listened and then went through troubleshooting every detail and then came up with a plan to move forwards with. I am now confidently feeding and loving every second of quality time with my baby, it has made me so happy and it’s all down to Kate’s help. She was always a text message away and it was so reassuring to have a professional there who understands. She also didn’t make things complicated, I was worried that she come in and wrestle my baby and I to help her latch, or with our position feeding etc but she didn’t and I was really grateful for her approach with us. Highly recommend her! Thank you Kate!



This woman is incredible! A friend had told me about Kate so, when my 3-week old son, who'd been gaining weight, suddenly started to lose it, we were given lots of different advice and I decided to contact Kate as a specialist. She got back to me straight away and then came over (despite the snow!) the following day. The minute she walked in, I felt relieved. I'd been feeling like such a failure and Kate made me feel like everything was surmountable and that I was actually in control. Kate helped me with my latch and feeding techniques in our first consultation, but then stayed in constant contact for the next few weeks, with ideas and tips until he started to gain weight a week or so later. The thing I kept saying to family and friends that really made the difference was the ongoing confidence boost she kept giving me. She's so passionate about this subject that you feel in the best hands - and, because she was so supportive, she ended up feeling more like a best mate! In fact, when my son did finally get back to birth weight, I called her before I called my partner!! Lovely lady, hands-on practical approach and RESULTS - what more can you ask for?