Support is available for any difficulties you may be having with breastfeeding including :
low milk supply
painful feeding/nipple damage
low weight gain
weaning from breastfeeding
As an IBCLC I have undergone extensive training in breastfeeding and further specialist training in tongue tie diagnosis. I can refer on to local tongue tie practitioners if division is deemed necessary.
IBCLCs are internationally recognised as experts in clinical management of breastfeeding. We undergo 90 hours of lactation specific education, as well as 1000+ hours of practical experience, before passing examination to qualify as an IBCLC.
Breastfeeding support consultations are held in the comfort of your own home (Suffolk/North Essex) or virtually via video call for parents from across the globe.
Support is personalised to you and your baby, therefore we will examine your breastfeeding journey in detail and can work through any issues you may be having.
Consultation last approx 1 1/2 hours and include:
~ discussion of medical history and breastfeeding journey so far
~ weighing baby
~oral function assessment (if required)
~ observation of breastfeed
~ discussion/demonstration/implementation of techniques to assist with positioning & attachment
~ providing assistance with any difficulties you may be having
~ answering any questions
~ a full written breastfeeding plan will be emailed to you following your consultation
Follow-up support can be arranged as needed. Support via phone/email for 2 weeks is included with your appointment.
Click here to contact Alissa for a no obligation chat prior to booking your appointment
Appointments can be booked online (follow the button below) or feel free to call for a chat about your needs and
we can discuss the right care package for you.
Approx 1 1/2 hours
Full feeding assessment , plan and follow up phone/email support for two weeks
Multiple sessions may be useful to consolidate feeding - discounted rate for 3 or more sessions (from £180)
Follow Up Consultation
45 mins - 1 hour
We will discuss your previous breastfeeding plan and any issues which have arisen since previous visit
Adjust plan as necessary, follow up on referrals and recommendations.
Consultation fees include travel expenses within 15 miles of my home in Ipswich, Suffolk. Any visits outside this radius will incur an extra charge of 40p per mile. Travel is limited to approx 1 hour.
Payment is requested in cash or via bank transfer at the time of your appointment.
*Please note - cancellations within 24 hours of your appointment time will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
I firmly believe that all women should have the right to access quality support during their breastfeeding journey.
Payment/affordability plans can be arranged on an individual basis.
Please contact me to discuss this.
Why choose support from an IBCLC?
As new parents you'll have contact with a variety of health professionals from midwives, to health visitors to GPs and more. Many of these professionals will discuss your feeding journey with you, and may provide suggestions or advice regarding this.
It's important to remember when taking advice on your baby's feeding that not all professionals have equal (if any!) specific training in the management of breastfeeding. For some the advice may come from outdated evidence or limited 1-2 day basic breastfeeding courses.
Although breastfeeding is natural, it can be quite complex and there is no one size fits all approach to issues such as low milk supply or slow weight gain.
If you are unsure of the advice you've been given, or you don't feel comfortable with the plan which has been suggested by your health professional seek further support from a breastfeeding specialist like a lactation consultant.
There are also trained breastfeeding counsellors within organisations like the Breastfeeding Network or Association of Breastfeeding Mothers which can provide useful information for you.