Mother Breastfeeding Baby

THE PERFECT START

Private Breastfeeding Support

Covid safe home visits 

Virtual consultations remain available if required

Kate Battersby - IBCLC RM RN
Bristol Based Lactation Consultant & Practicing Midwife

SERVICES

Supporting you and your baby's needs
Confident Breastfeeding
Home visits in and around Bristol & Bath 

 
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/managing mastitis

  • Expressing breast milk and safe milk storage

  • Breastfeeding and returning to work

  • Breastfeeding the older baby

  • Breastfeeding twins

  • Newborn baby advice

Home consultations - around 2 hours 

  • Per consultation - including unlimited follow-up via WhatsApp.

    • Bristol £125

    • Bath £195 (to cover additional travel)

  • £85 per person Group session - maximum 3 mums per visit (Bristol)

  • £195 Combined Antenatal/Postnatal session - Visit during pregnancy and follow up postnatal session (Bristol)

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 25 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 re-certified 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 WhatsApp for as long as necessary.

 

BOOK A VISIT

To discuss booking an appointment, please text or call

07932 176 060

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Cannot say enough good things about Kate! The morning Kate was due to come round I was adamant I was not going to breastfeed. The word 'breastfeeding' had me breaking down in a panic. Kate not only got to know me as a Mum and the struggles I had experienced but also got my daughter to latch and feed (something I hadn't been able to do up until then) and I am now able to breastfeed her without any pain! The support you receive afterwards via WhatsApp is also invaluable. Would highly recommend Kate's services, she truly transformed my breastfeeding journey.

Holly - February 2022 

Kate was an absolute miracle worker!
She helped us determine a rough schedule that would work for both parents and baby to optimise my supply and everyone’s sleep.
She was also able to teach me a technique for latching that helped achieve a great latch each time since.
Kate has also checked in since her visit to ensure things are going smoothly and will continue to be a resource if we ever have other feeding or latch related questions.

Adya -January 2022

I contacted Kate 3 weeks into my breastfeeding journey. I was relying on shields and still in lots of pain as well as suffering from mastitis. I texted her on the Thursday morning and she changed her plans and visited me on the Friday morning. She was amazing!! She helped me work on my latch and taught me how to latch on without shields. She showed me different positions and how to deal with the baby being fussy and what to do. Kate answered so many questions on breastfeeding but also on sleeping and general baby care. She helped me deal with my mastitis and nothing was too much. She didn't rush us at all and was genuinely interested in our family. Kate kept in contact hugely and checked in on us regularly to make sure we were OK, offering to look over videos and giving advice. Honestly the best money we have spent and has given me so much more confidence to continue our breastfeeding journey. Very, very grateful to Kate!! Highly recommend.
Rianne - January 2022

I cannot recommend Kate highly enough. After weeks of painful and stressful breastfeeding, as well as vast amounts of confusing and differing advice, Kate completely sorted us out.
I was ready to quit and it was really impacting my mental health, and now I feel super positive and confident. Kate has so much experience and her approach is really lovely and non-judgemental. She has completely turned things around for us all.
Becks - January 2022








 

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