Infant Feeding Specialist &
Care When It's Crucial
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, and have the chance to recover and 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.
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 you, as new parents, be allowed to have ample time to bond with your baby, and to support 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!
Postnatal Doula Support
Postnatal Doula sessions provide ‘wrap-around’ care to new parents. There are practical matters such as general tidy-ups and simple meals, which can make life with a newborn so much easier! A typical session lasts three to four hours and can be as frequent and as on-going as your family needs. 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.
Breastfeeding Support Care Packages
This package almost always allows a mother and baby to establish breastfeeding- which means both will on to have a lovely experience with breastfeeding for weeks, months and sometimes even years to come! It covers the most crucial postnatal period (the first six weeks) 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
Six weeks of on-going message and phone support
Observing a typical feed to assess positioning and attachment
Listening to all things baby and feeding related to put together a picture of where feeding improvements can be made
Crucial signposting where needed and encouragement to carry on, focusing on the positives
Helping both parents to understand normal newborn behaviour and dispelling any concepts or myths
providing informative videos and articles relating to mum and dad’s parenting style
Providing information about local mums clubs and other social activities in the area, helping mum to connect with her peers
£500.00 / 6 weeks of support
Two home visits
Two weeks of vital text and phone support to provide continual encouragement, answer any questions surrounding infant feeding, and provide important information relevant to mum’s personal needs
£180.00 / 2 weeks of support
One home visit to help mum off to the best start with breastfeeding. Observing a typical feed and tweaking positioning if necessary
£40.00 follow up visit
50p per mile when over 10 miles from RG2
Payment in advance, please get in touch for payment info
“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
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)