For many women breastfeeding can take time to establish. Mother and baby getting to know each other is a journey, one that is passionate, emotional and frequently challenging.
I have helped families with many complex breastfeeding issues, such as babies with tongue tie, twins, babies with protein allergies, poor weight gain, severe reflux to mother’s with breast surgery, medical conditions such as MS, milk supply issues and much more.
I’ll visit you at your house, or you can visit me at mine and we can work together to discuss what your goals are with breastfeeding. I’ll find out what you feel is the problem and work with you to overcome this. I’m completely non-judgemental and open minded and what’s most important for your baby is that you as a mum are happy. I’ll support and guide you in any decision you choose.
1 First, I’ll take a history of what’s happened with feeding so far, where you’re up to etc. If you’d like we can have a chat about the birth and you can talk about whether you feel that has effected the breastfeeding.
2 I’ll conclude the session with a plan and follow up via phone to see how you’re doing. (You’ll generally need more than one appointment, but it is dependent on the complexity of your problem.)
3 There’s a small questionnaire that you can complete before your appointment if you have time. This helps me to prepare a little more for your visit and can give us extra time on the helping part.
• I have breastfeeding pillows available and can help you hire hospital grade breast pumps.
• I also have baby weighing scales and can help with cup and finger feeding.
• If your baby has tongue tie, I can do an assessment and help make appropriate arrangements for the procedure.
• I’m a practicing Midwife so happy to chat if you have any Midwifery related questions.
• I’m also a trained baby massage instructor and use techniques in conjunction with my lactation work.
On this website I provide help and guidance in the form of useful articles covering common breastfeeding topics and problems. These pages support advice I give in my sessions as well as enabling parents to identify common concerns and decide if extra support is required. I’ve linked to useful websites and you tube videos to support the subjects discussed. I hope you find them helpful.
* Please note that all links are provided in good faith, but Chloe Dymond cannot be held responsible for any third party organisations that you should choose.
Initial consultation in Cranbrook – £100 or £130 for a home visit (approximately 90 minutes).
- Take a history (relevant medical background, pregnancy, birth, feeding journey so far)
- Carry out a physical examination (Mum’s breasts and baby)
- Identify problems
- Discuss feeding goals
- Observe a feed
- Offer feedback and suggestions
- Work with Mum to devise a step-by- step individualised plan
- Send a follow-up email summarising visit, plans made and advice given
- Call on the phone to discuss any outstanding queries and to check progress
Follow up sessions – £50 per hour or £60 for a home visit.
Many mother’s will require a follow-up visit to re-asses how the plan is working and if modifications or alternative solutions are needed.
If the problem is resolved quickly it’s helpful to have a feed observed, questions answered and advice on preventing future problems.
Skype consultation – £40 per hour
Face-to-face support in your home is ideal, but on occasions this isn’t always possible. I can offer the option of a Skype consultation at your convenience.
The following package is also available:
Full package (£350)
I have found that early support, including good antenatal education for all mother’s can help for a smoother, more relaxed and all round happier experience.
The following package helps prepare couples for breastfeeding, getting you off to the best start – ideal for first-time parents or mothers with previous feeding problems. Also useful if mother or baby has a medical condition that may impact on breastfeeding.
Antenatal home visit at 36 weeks
- Medical and pregnancy history
- Breastfeeding expectations
- Benefits of breast-feeding
- Establishing early breastfeeding
- Anatomy and Physiology explained
- Hand expressing technique taught
- Positioning and attachment techniques
- Approximately 2 hours
1st Postnatal visit
- I can visit you in first three days, either at home or in hospital
- Support with positioning and attachment
- Discuss milk supply establishing
- How to know baby is getting enough milk
- Discuss feeding patterns
- Help with relieving engorgement
- Ask questions
- Approximately 2 hours
2nd Postnatal visit
- Observe a full feed
- Discuss feeding and sleeping patterns
- Help with any adjustments to the position and latch
- Show different feeding positions
- Discuss feeding out and about
- Diet discussed
- Expressing advice
- Approximately 2 hours
Individual Sessions –
Payment can be made in cash at the end of each session or via BACS in advance
Full Package –