Postnatal home visits and breastfeeding support - for mothers in the early days after the birth of their baby.
This service focuses on helping and supporting parents in the exciting but sometimes challenging first few weeks after the birth of their baby.
Visits are two hours long. Some couples like to have one or more follow up visits.
If you have just had your baby, please do call me as I can come at short notice if I am available.
I will help you with breastfeeding, support you in caring for and getting to know your new baby, provide you with relevant information and give you confidence.
What has become obvious to me over the years as an antenatal teacher, is the need for some extra support in the very first few weeks after the birth of a new baby.
Many people in this area do not have parents or relatives nearby and to get family support in the early days can be hard. My visits will give you the support you need to get started with and esablish breast feeding and caring for your baby, enabling you to feel more confident.
I believe that for many parents my postnatal service is a necessity, not a luxury allowing you to gain confidence and enjoy this precious and exciting time.
I will give you support and re-assurance as a mother. For example:
- Give you a chance to talk through your birth experience.
- Help you to adjust emotionally with a new baby.
- Help you and your partner to bond with your new baby.
- Encourage you to rest and recover.
- Give you re-assurance as a mother.
- Hold your baby while you have a shower!
- Refer if necessary to relavant health professionals.
- If it is your second baby, give help and support how to manage with two children.
I offer breastfeeding support. For example:
- Help and support with getting breastfeeding started.
- Give help and information regarding some common issues with new breastfeeding, such as engorgment and the milk coming in.
- Information about your baby's pattern of feeding and baby led feeding.
- Information and education how breastfeeding works.
- Information about external breastfeeding support groups.
- Emotional support with breastfeeding.
- If it is your second baby, talk through your feeding experience last time.
I offer baby care support. For example:
- Talk through sleep patterns of a newborn baby.
- Support on how to deal with a crying baby.
- Help bath and change your baby's nappy.
- Give help and information regarding slings and baby carriers.