Supporting you and your baby's needs
Home visits in and around Bristol & Bath
Areas of expertise include:
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
Expressing breast milk and safe milk storage
Breastfeeding and returning to work
Breastfeeding the older baby
Newborn baby advice
Home consultations - around 2 hours
Per consultation - including unlimited follow-up via WhatsApp.
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
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
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