Infant Feeding Specialist &
CARE WHEN IT'S CRUCIAL
1:1 BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT SESSIONS VIA ZOOM/FACETIME
Especially designed for those who are self-isolating. Please don't suffer alone at home, get in touch via text message on 07403198152 for available times. £20 per session, £10 for those who have attended the Mummy Minder Antenatal Course. I will give ample time to put together a picture of what is happening, and will usually spend an hour or more talking through everything from the beginning, then observing a feed.
Although I have temporarily suspended my postnatal doula work due to Covid-19, my 'Breastfeeding Support Packages' are still available. You can read below for info and pricing. Home visits are replaced by face calls.
There is nothing worse than exhausted and stressed out new parents who do not have practical help. After the arrival of a baby, you need to have a well deserved rest, the chance to recover, and to bond with the new addition. With my support, you will be able to look back on this time as being one of the most precious of your whole life.
Usually time is of the essence. Don't hesitate to call me on 07403198152
“Erin has been an amazing help and support. I am extremely grateful as thanks to her knowledge and understanding of babies she identified the problem of my baby’s tongue tie which helped a lot. If it weren’t for her, baby would have continued to struggle to feed. Her positive, friendly and bubbly personality helped so much.” ADM
“I was struggling with my health and one twin in the hospital and one at home. Erin gave me the space/time to recover, and I was able to visit twin in the hospital without having to worry about George at home. She did some cleaning, cooking and washing which meant I, my mum and my husband didn’t need to worry about those chores. Erin was cheerful and empathetic. Her desire to please shines through. She clearly loves babies, and took lovely care of him and was very attentive.” KJ
"Our family is still sane (well, almost...) thanks to Erin swooping in like Wonder Woman during the postnatal weeks. And I have to admit we couldn’t bear to let her leave us until the ‘newborn’ was well over a year old!! Seriously, she is not a luxury but a necessity. Every woman should have a postnatal doula, especially if you don’t have family support." LC
How I Got Here
After the birth of my first baby, I knew that this sad and lonely experience was meant to be one filled with joy and wonder. At the time I didn't know who I could turn to for help. Eventually I was blessed with a wonderful woman who helped me with my breastfeeding problems. After her visits, I was thankfully able to go on and have the most inexplicable bonding with my daughter. This accomplishment shaped who I am today, wanting to provide the sweetest experience for a new mother who might be struggling with this.
I provide wrap-around care to new parents. In these days when we often live far from family, it is crucial that you, as new parents, be allowed to have ample time to bond with your baby, and to be supported practically as well as emotionally. It's my dream that every new mother be able to feel well cared for in the first few weeks after giving birth. And that all the housework not fall on Daddy!
As for my background, my mother was a childminder and I'm the oldest of three children, so there was a lot of little ones running around my house growing up, and a lot of hands-on experience for me as I was always helping out. Before discovering my dream role, I always had some connection to children whether it was in publishing children's schoolbooks, or teaching young children both in schools and privately.
Postnatal Doula Support -Temporarily Suspended
Postnatal Doula sessions provide ‘wrap-around’ care to new parents. There are practical matters such as general tidy-ups and nourishing meals, which can make life with a newborn so much easier! A typical session lasts approximately three hours and the '40 day package' below can be extended if necessary. There would be ample time for mum and baby to bond, for you to get plenty of rest and to recover from the birth, and to enjoy healthy home-made meals. Listening and empathy is part of the emotional support side, and can help prevent postnatal depression.
Each session is different because new parents have needs that change drastically from day to day. For example of what a session might include - it's an extra pair of hands around the house.
meals (as mentioned above)
entertaining a toddler or older child
helping with a school run
winding baby (I have an excellent method!)
holding baby while mum has a rest or a shower
helping with pets
driving to an appointment if necessary
It's also a listening ear and usually reassuring parents about normal newborn behaviour. This can save an enormous amount of anxious worry. My aim to to have parents look back at this period of time as being one of the best of their entire lives!
First 40 Day Package
week 1 - 3 visits
week 2 - 2 visits
week 3 - 2 visits
week 4 - 1 visit
week 5 - 1 visit
50% deposit in advance and invoice in arrears
Breastfeeding Support Care Packages
Still Available over Face Calls 10% Covid-19 Discount
Get off to the best possible start with this package which covers the first 12 crucial weeks - which means both mother and baby will go on to have a lovely experience with breastfeeding for the following weeks, months and sometimes even years to come! It gives ample time and in-depth coverage to learn this very important skill.
Mum will learn to latch baby on well, we can address any pain she might experience, and she will receive help to understand hunger signs as well as signs that the baby is feeding well. Reassurance and encouragement are important factors in getting off to the best start!
In the case that further assistance needed due to tongue-tie or other problems, I can help give you available options, allowing you to make the best decisions for you and your family.
Home visits each week
Twelve weeks of on-going message and phone support 9 am-9 pm/ 7 days a week via texts or calls
Observing a typical feed to assess positioning and attachment
Listening to the birth story and discuss how feeding might be affected
help parents to understand what a baby feeding well at the breast looks like
Help parents to understand normal newborn behaviour (especially sleep)
discuss what nappy output should be
address any concerns about milk supply
check for tongue-tie
discuss how to best keep breasts from blockages and how best to relieve any blockage
how to use any expressing or storage of breastmilk supplies you may buy
how to use breast compressions and why they are important
£1000.00 / 12 weeks of support
BONUS - info about local parent clubs, classes, and other social activities in the area, helping mum and/or dad to connect with peers
Six weeks of weekly home visits, text and phone support (9am-9pm/ 7 days a week) to provide continual encouragement, answer any questions surrounding infant feeding including anything of the above in Platinum package
£500 / 6 weeks of support
Two home visits
Two weeks of vital text and phone support (9 am-9 pm/ 7 days a week)
£180.00 / 2 weeks of support
One home visit to help mum off to the best start with breastfeeding. Observing a typical feed and helping with positioning and attachment of baby. Answer any questions surrounding infant feeding including any of the above subjects from the Gold package.
£40.00 follow up visit
An additional 50p per mile when over 10 miles from RG2
Payment in advance, please get in touch for payment info
Erin Zohrehie (Mummy Minder)
Look at this bit of nature's beautiful design.
Female humans are also designed beautifully to make enough milk for their babies. Don't let culture, rumours, or subtle marketing undermine your confidence in this precious fact.
Erin Zohrehie (Mummy Minder)