Libby Bowyer, a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Health Visitor in the West Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey area, provides one to one private consultations in the privacy of your own home. Your own needs will be supported while you receive any required information, advice and practical help.
Breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby. Breast milk contains all the nutrients your baby will need and has many health benefits for you and your baby. However the concept of breastfeeding can often be daunting for mothers expecting their first baby. They may feel uncertain as to whether they will be able to do this and how they will know if their baby is getting enough milk. Good preparation in the antenatal period in the form of a individual session for mums- to- be and partner, will help you to feel more confident and empowered with breastfeeding your baby when he or she arrives.
Tongue Tie Division
Although I can assess for tongue-tie, I don’t actually carry out tongue tie division myself. For clients wishing to have this done privately in the Portsmouth and surrounding area, I refer to Lynn Timms (http://breastfeedingmatters.co.uk/index.html) or for people living further away, I direct them to the ATP webpage http://www.tongue-tie.org.uk/ For clients wishing for their baby to be assessed in a NHS hospital, I can direct them to their local hospital unit.
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is someone who is professionally qualified to provide breastfeeding support to mothers and babies. This qualification needs to be recertified every 5 years to ensure that Consultants are up to date with all current breast feeding information and evidence based practice.
Please see below for a list of our standard appointments. We also offer the following:
Visits can be booked between the hours 8am to 5pm.
Latest update! Appointments are now also available with Libby at the Holistic Centre in Godalming, see page for details clibby-bowyer
An appointment at your convenience sometime during weeks 32 to 37 of your pregnancy – partners welcome (and encouraged!)
Appointment when baby is approximately 4 months of age.
The current recommendation (WHO, UNICEF) is that babies are exclusively breastfed until the age of 6 months. At this point they are ready to progress to mixed feeding of breast milk and the introduction of solid foods. This is an exciting time for parents as they see their baby progressing on to the next stage and experiencing new sensation. However it can also be a time when parents will require further advice and information on the best way to make this transition. During this session we will cover information on diet type, equipment and Baby Led Weaning.
This can be provided for a small group (maximum 4 people)
Want to find out more? Call us on 07766 538569