Digital world of breastfeeding support

The world of the internet is a great tool for us all to find information but how we process this information into useful tools for us to help with our goals can be a tricky.


For breastfeeding, there is a wide varying information from many internet sources from recognised charities who source their information from evidence based research to lactation consultants who have undergone specialised training to parent discussion sites to sites sponsored by formula companies.


How do we know what will work? It is safe to try? Will this affect my milk supply? These are a few questions you may start to ask yourself, maybe in the middle of the night when you are trying to feed your new born baby. The more you look, the more information you find. It can be so confusing for such a natural and nurturing act you do for your baby.


So as a lactation consultant, I even get overwhelmed by all the information out there and the advice from other mothers are sometimes great and others not helpful at all. Then there is the formula companies, with their massive funds to create great looking webpages. So, I have started to think about how I could help mothers who are seeking help with their breastfeeding journey.


So I am launching a new service to offer one to one support from the comfort of your home via facetime or skype. This would enable mothers to ask questions, we can talk about possible interventions and advice on breastfeeding and I can see in real time your baby feeding. You could be anywhere in the world, anytime that suits you and your baby. With just your tablet or computer, I could help with your breastfeeding journey and your goals. Have a look at my website