Frequently Asked Questions

Are you doing home visits?

Yes! We are offering some home visits in some areas. We are very conscious about reducing Covid-19 related risks for both you and our practitioners so face to face time is being kept at a minimum but we feel it is important for this to be an option if at all possible. Contact us to discuss your circumstances.

Do you have any emergency appointments available at short notice?

Yes! We usually have some emergency appointments tucked away as we know when you need help with a newborn you don't want to wait. Get in touch to let us know your circumstances.

Do you have appointments available on evenings, weekends and bank holidays?

Yes! One of the benefots of working in a team is that we can have someone available all year round and nearly 24hrs a day.

What is an IBCLC?

The International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) accreditation is an internationally recognised professional breastfeeding qualification and is globally seen as the gold standard. As experts in the field of lactation IBCLCs are well placed to provide information and support on a wide range of issues including complex or unusual situations or circumstances. For an idea of the types of things we can cover and where our limits are have a look at this document from IBLCE which documents "the field in which IBCLCs can provide safe, competent and evidence-based care". We are trained to support with infant feeding of all kinds and methods including bottle feeding and introducing complementary solids. We empower you to feel confident with what you are doing and the decisions you make.

Can you help with bottle feeding?

Yes! We provide evidence-based, non-judgemental support for you and your family to achieve what you want with whatever your feeding method is and whatever your goals.

What areas of the country do you cover?

Our 4 IBCLCs are spread across the region covering basically from North Wales to Manchester. We are happy to travel outside of our local areas but there may be an extra travelling fee involved. Our areas include: Cheshire, Staffordshire, South Manchester, Central Manchester, North Wales, Congleton, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Chester, Sandbach, Wirral, Northwich, Leek, Newcastle under Lyme, Stoke on Trent, Wilmslow, Sale, Altrincham etc. Our video consultations are available throughout the UK.

How much is a consultation?

A 1hr video consultation is £50 and home visits are £85 within your practitioners area. Follow-ups by phone or email for 2 weeks are included in the price. We do have a small, donated, equity fund available so please get in touch if money is a barrier for you.