Mother Breastfeeding Baby

THE PERFECT START

Private Breastfeeding Support

COVID-19 UPDATE - JUNE 2021

Covid safe home visits have been resumed

Virtual consultations remain available if required

Kate Battersby - IBCLC RM RN

Bristol Based Lactation Consultant & Practising Midwife

SERVICES

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

 
Areas of expertise include:
  • Establishing breastfeeding

  • Understanding your new baby's behaviour - including feeding/sleep patterns, colic, reflux and allergies

  • Overcoming latch difficulties/ Gaining a comfortable latch

  • Weight gain and milk supply concerns

  • Diagnosing tongue tie and referral service

  • Preventing mastitis

  • Expressing breast milk and safe milk storage

  • Breastfeeding and returning to work

  • Breastfeeding the older baby

  • Breastfeeding twins

Daytime, evening and weekend consultations

  • £75 per video consultation

Home consultations 

  • £95 per consultation including follow-up phone calls, texts and emails.

  • £65 per person Group session - maximum 3 mums per visit

  • £155 Combined Antenatal/Postnatal session - Visit during pregnancy and follow up postnatal session

ABOUT KATE BATTERSBY

IBCLC. RM. RN

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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.

 

BOOK A VISIT

To discuss booking an appointment, please text or call

07932 176 060

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Kate has been fantastic. We were really struggling with a painful latch and difficulty feeding and were ready to give up but she came round to visit in person and has given very clear instructions and guidance which have helped massively. The value of her hands on approach to optimising breastfeeding cannot be under estimated, as is her ongoing support. 
We would thoroughly recommend Kate to anyone struggling with breastfeeding, she’s been a real breath of fresh air.
Martyn  - May 2021

I was recommended Kate's services by a friend and thank goodness I was! As a ftm, I arrived home following a difficult 5 day hospital stay post birth. Bf was working on one side but the other was agony. I would dread everytime and tense up, clining my baby on with a vice like grip, terrified she would slip off and I'd have to re-latch - agony! I also wanted to try and pump so my partner could do a feed to take the pressure off. I was feeding in such pain the day kate arrived and as soon as she showed me some tweaks to get the latch right, there was literally no pain! I couldn't believe it! Kate showed me the lying down feed, helped me with pumping advice and took lots of videos that I can re-watch. Her post visit support via what's app has been incredible too. I can send videos to check I'm doing it right and she is so supportive and reassuring when I'm having a wobble. Can't recommend Kate highly enough, I'm just so glad me and my baby girl have her support. Thank you so much.
Emma May  - 2021

After 6 weeks of painful breastfeeding and contradicting advice I decided to contact Kate after another mum recommended her services. It was great that she was offering home visits when no one else was, having someone with you to guide you through positioning to get a correct latch is invaluable! Kate answered all our questions, gave me tips and gave me confidence to carry on breastfeeding when I was so ready to give up as every feed would bring me into tears. She followed up a few days later to see how we were getting on. She has always been responding very quickly to any additional questions I had and commented on videos I sent (even several weeks after our appointment!). Her visit was worth every penny, especially in this pandemic when very little "hands-on" help is available.
Armelle  - May 2021

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