LAURA

Thankyou for everything that you have done for us. Thankyou for all the help and advice that you gave us in the first few weeks when Mabel was losing weight and was jaundiced. Countless other professionals wanted us to switch to formula feeding and we were receiving lots of contradictory advice however well intentioned but you gave us the confidence with support and a plan to continue breastfeeding. Without you knowledge, support and skills we wold not still be breastfeeding happily eighteen month down the line.

KASIA

Thankyou so much for all your support, help and advice since our baby came home with us! Really couldn't have go through it all without you.

Testimonials

Victoria - April 2021

We contacted Pauline for support with our little boy after many difficulties with his feeding and temperament, despite him putting weight on. We suspected our son had a tongue-tie but the NHS had said not to worry because he was putting on weight. Pauline arranged to see us very quickly and has been incredible supportive during the consultation and subsequently. We were really impressed that although our concern was for him, Pauline focused initially on supporting Mum, her well-being and the feeding process. We found this very reassuring and the advice made us feel better that we were doing our best. Throughout the consultation, Pauline explained what was happening and her advice was clear and easy to follow. When she assessed the tongue-tie, she explained the diagnostic scale used and the referral process which she initiated straight away. After the consultation, Pauline produced a very helpful and detailed care plan for feeding and then updated this for reflux after further consultation. She checked in with us a couple of times each week and offered us assistance in any way she could to help implement the care plan. We cannot recommend Pauline enough and we are so glad that we contacted her. It’s made such a difference to our son and to our experience as a new family. 

Ineke - April 2021

Pauline was very knowledgeable and helpful! She very quickly responded to our request for a consultation and assessed our feeding history to understand what may be causing our feeding issues. During her visit, she did a tongue tie assessment and observed a feed. Her recommendations helped ensure our breastfeeding journey didn’t end prematurely. She kept in touch after our session to see how we were getting on and continued to offer further guidance. 100% recommend Breastfeeding Midlands; I wished I had contacted them sooner!

Danielle - April 2021

I cannot praise Pauline from Breastfeeding Midlands enough!! My daughter had poor weight gain from when she was born. I was told by numerous health visitors, paediatrician, midwives and a “lactation consultant” that my daughter’s latch was fine and my milk supply must be low. Three of these people checked her for tongue tie and advised there was nothing wrong. I knew I needed help to try and boost my supply so I contacted Breastfeeding Midlands for help. I had a virtual call with Pauline and literally within minutes she noticed my daughter had a shallow latch, she asked me a series of questions and said she believed my daughter had posterior tongue tie!! When my daughter was checked it was confirmed as posterior tongue tie just as Pauline predicted! Pauline could have just left me to it but she consistently messaged to check our progress and is still in touch with me to this day offering helpful guidance, support and tips! If it wasn’t for finding Breastfeeding Midlands my daughter would still be struggling with what was quite severe tongue tie. I honestly cannot thank Pauline enough!! So professional, genuinely cares and really knows her stuff!!

Grace - March 2021: The service and support we received from Breastfeeding Midlands and the wonderful Pauline was outstanding and definitely the best money we’ve ever spent. I really hoped to exclusively breastfeed and we initially booked a virtual antenatal session which left us feeling much more prepared and most importantly positive about the breastfeeding journey. After our baby boy was born we encountered some difficulties including extremely sore and painful nipples, initial weight loss of 11%, posterior tongue tie and baby was refusing one breast for a time. We contacted Pauline who initially came out for a visit and then we had continued virtual support following this. She was able to address each problem and gave us solutions that meant I was able to carry on and now we are at 3 weeks exclusively breastfeeding which is no doubt thanks to the wonderful support from Pauline. Breastfeeding has been an incredibly challenging journey at times and I can’t thank Pauline enough for making me feel continually supported and giving me confidence to carry on. When things felt impossible she always had an answer. I can’t express in words how thankful we are to this incredible service for giving us the gift of being able to breastfeed with confidence. I would highly recommend this service to anyone looking for some support.

Jennifer - March 2021: I cannot thank Pauline enough for the support she offered me with breastfeeding. I was in agony trying to feed and close to giving up after 5 weeks of feeding when I contacted her. My daughter wasn’t gaining weight very well so we had to go for regular HV checks and I was in unbelievable pain. She spotted my daughter had a posterior tongue tie which had been missed by several other people and referred us to get it checked and then sorted. She also gave me techniques to try in the meantime (and continue afterwards) to improve her latch. I have now been breastfeeding for 4 months, I now enjoy it and hope to continue for a while I know I would not have made it this far without the support and advice from Pauline. Thanks so much.

Leanne - February 2021: We are now on week 24 of exclusive breastfeeding and it has definitely only been possible because of the help we had from Rebecca in weeks 2 and 4. We had a very rocky start to our breastfeeding journey, with extreme nipple damage and pain. We tried all the other support options we could find (which was very tricky in these Covid times) before contacting Breastfeeding Midlands. My only regret is that we didn't contact you sooner. The fact you were able to visit us at home that day was a real turning point for us and immediately put an end to having to express milk for feeds, which was exhausting and hard work. Rebecca's knowledge and confidence in her expertise put us at ease and undid a lot of conflicting information we had been given. She was supportive, kind and gave us clear information. It was also great to get the information summarised in written format too... we were sleep deprived and it was great to have something to refer back to. Thank you so much for being there for us at a very difficult time. I'll be recommending you to any friend who gets pregnant!

Sophie - February 2021: Yesterday I found difficult as I was very anxious... We’ve just got home and she’s feeding now. I can’t tell you how happy I am that I got in touch with you!

Rosie - November 2020: Rebecca saved our breastfeeding journey without doubt! When I contacted her we were at our whit's end with excruciating pain feeding due to tongue tie. Rebecca made everything seem much more manageable and spent the time we desperately needed going through all our concerns and questions. Rebecca is so lovely and made me feel so comfortable and supported. We’re now feeding pain free thanks to Rebecca’s support! Thank you.

Victoria - November 2020: I can’t thank Rebecca enough for all her help and support. I was very anxious to breastfeed my second after being unable to breastfeed my first. My goal was to combination feed and Rebecca was extremely practical and open minded to allow me to achieve this goal. I returned from hospital in a lot of pain and if I had continued down the same path, I am sure it would have been too painful to continue. Having an individualised plan was vital for me to be able to succeed.

Harpal - November 2020: Fantastic service and genuinely care and want to help! We have been having issues with feeding and I honestly don’t know what i would have done without Rebecca’s support. Our journey has become a pleasure rather than the burden it was becoming and we are ever grateful. One on one interaction when it comes to breastfeeding cannot be beaten, investing in this help is so important. I wish i had done it sooner. Even as a woman who has fed a child before until age 4, a new baby means a new journey. If I have another child I’ll be booking a consultation as soon as baby arrives and then one around the 2 month mark again.

Emma: There is no doubt about it that you saved our breastfeeding journey, it has been a very difficult time but I am so proud to be solely breastfeeding her. Thanks again Rebecca, your professional but friendly support at a really dark time in our lives made such a difference, more than you can possibly know after dealing with so many health professionals that didn't know or care about breastfeeding in the way you did. We will be in touch in the future to arrange a session on weaning/ managing feeding during feeding.

Charlotte: Hi Rebecca, think we're getting the hang of feeding now. Happy to write you a testimonial as you have been so helpful. Henry feeding well and wind and colic much better. Recommended by our NCT Group.

Claire: Hi Pauline, thank you so much for your help. It really made a world of difference over the weekend, I have been expressing very successfully and have lots of milk in the fridge and have been able to feed from both sides without nipple shields. I'm no longer worried about my milk supply. Anyway just a quick message to say thank you.

Kerry: The service has been fantastic - had a very quick response and you put me at ease straight away and have helped me to manage better an ongoing problem. Feeling much more confident and positive about continuing to breastfeed for longer now, I wish I had contacted you sooner.

Suzanne: After been seen by so many other Breast-feeding Supporters I was seen by a member of Breastfeeding Midlands. The advice I was given on positioning and attachment was so much more helpful and informative, I was shown how to feed my baby without someone taking over so, that when I was on my own later I knew what to do, they gave me the skills and confidence to feed my baby and for that I am so grateful.

Laura: Thank you for everything that you have done for us. Thank you for all your support and the excellent information that you gave us in the early weeks following Mabel's birth. Breastfeeding was really not going well for us, Mabel had lost weigh, was jaundiced and having difficulty latching. Lots of well intentioned professionals were giving us contradictory advice, the only thing they all agreed on was that we should give formula! Your guidance and support gave us the ability and confidence to continue and the care plan offered information to the paediatricians involved, which they happily followed. We are still breastfeeding eighteen months down the line and are both so grateful.

Kasia: Thank you so much for all your support, help and advice since our baby came home with us! Really could not have got through it all without you.

Katherine: I cannot begin to say what an excellent support Rebecca has been. Very caring and reassuring but also extremely professional. When she says she will help, she does! She also picked up my daughter's tongue tie after seeing so many other professionals who had not.

Riya: A big thank you to you for supporting my mummy with breastfeeding. Mummy felt really comfortable discussing all concerns with you and she learnt a lot! I am also enjoying mummy's milk.

Kath: Everyone needs you. Thank you for making expressing not only easy but fast. Thank you for helping me to get Fred to feed well, your advice and help was a massive support.

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