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Feeding Consultation

Need some feeding support? 

We offer evidence-based infant feeding support, however you choose to feed and whatever stage you are in your feeding journey. 

The Milk Hub team can support you if you are formula feeding, breast/chest feeding, pumping or expressing. 

What support can The Milk Hub offer?

The Milk Hub team offer a variety of expertise and specialisms, and you can choose your Feeding Consultant below depending on your query.  The team have different levels of infant feeding specific qualifications from peer supporter to counsellor level, so something to suit a wide variety of feeding situations.

How do the sessions work?

During this one-to-one session, we will work through your feeding questions and queries, presenting practical techniques to support your specific situation.  Each session usually lasts approximately 60 minutes.  Following our conversation, you will receive a number of resources via email to refer back to, which will be tailored to your feeding journey. This could include video & website resources of specific techniques, or mindfulness tools such as affirmations & guided relaxations where suitable.

Where do the sessions take place?

Virtual consultations take place via Zoom.  In-person sessions take place in Southend (Westcliff and Shoebury), and are subject to venue availability.  This will be confirmed to you after booking. 

How much do sessions cost?

Our sessions vary in price, which is reflective of the different levels of qualification and experience of our Infant Feeding Practitioners and Specialists. 

Virtual Consultation: £30 – £45

In-Person Consultation: £45 – £65

Ongoing support is not included in 1:1 consultations, but support packages are available so please get in touch to discuss.  30 minute follow-up calls can be booked separately if required. 

Funded Consultations!

Parenting-on-Sea CIC have recently been awarded some funding from the ROSCA Trust to offer feeding support across Southend.  Parenting-on-Sea have partnered with The Milk Hub to offer several funded feeding consultations, which are totally free of charge to parents.  If you would find it helpful to access a funded 1:1 feeding consultation, then please book the ‘Funded Feeding Consultation’ below. All of the other details above remain the same. 

I can’t see any time slots available?

If you need urgent feeding support and can’t find a slot within the next few days, please do get in touch.  We keep a few ’emergency’ appointments spare each week for those that need them.   If you need immediate support, you can contact the National Breastfeeding Helpline who are open every day. 

Meet the Team

Libby

Infant Feeding Specialist 
Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner

Libby is trained to counsellor level in infant feeding support.  This means she can support families with complex feeding situations, for example weight gain issues or oral concerns.

Libby is also a Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner, so can support your feeding relationship with evidence-based tools which complement the biological feeding process.  Therefore improving feeding outcomes, and parental wellbeing.

Joanne

Infant Feeding Practitioner, specialising in expressing and introducing solids 

Jo is qualified to OCN Level 3 in infant feeding support and is a trainee feeding counsellor, so can support in some more complex areas of feeding, as well as normal infant feeding behaviour.  

She specialises in pumping and expressing queries and also introducing solids.  She can also support you to learn to to feed your baby safely in a sling.

Georgia

Infant Feeding Practitioner 
Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner

Georgia is trained to peer support level and can support parents with many feeding queries from positioning and attachment for painful feeds, to reassurance around if feeding is going well.

She is also a Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner, so alongside practical information, can support your feeding journey using mindfulness strategies if required. 

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