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Shark Latch

It’s All About The Newborn

“Having Judy to guide me on breastfeeding and expressing was amazing. My baby was in ICU for nearly 6 weeks and I am proud to say that thanks to Judy she only ever received my milk. Judy gave me a plan, confidence and continued support without which I don't think I would have been able to give my little girl the best nutrition.” – L. Dunstan-Smith, mother of Charlotte

Make Breastfeeding a Breeze!

Baby won’t latch

This is by far the most common difficulty when you first begin to breastfeed. Luckily, it is easily remedied. Judy can show you a range of comfortable, natural methods to encourage latching, including her patented “shark latch” and “penguin posture position” techniques.

Engorged Breasts

In the first days after birth, as your body gears up to produce enough milk, your breasts can become swollen. If unrelieved, this may lead to a blocked milk duct. Frequent expression will help to relieve the discomfort and there are easy techniques available to latch your baby comfortably.

Pain in breasts

Some tenderness or mild aches are to be expected, as your body adjusts to breastfeeding. However actual pain may mean your baby is not latching deeply enough. In these cases, Judy’s tried and tested techniques can help.

Cracked nipples

Cracking of the skin is common but uncomfortable and can usually be avoided by using the correct latching techniques. Judy can assist with this and can assess whether other factors may be the cause, for example a nipple infection or a tongue tie.

Baby falls asleep while at the breast

This is often perfectly normal in the first few days of life. Judy is an advocate of skin to skin i.e. a naked baby in a nappy against his mother's naked chest. Breast compressions and breast squeezing can also greatly assist with this problem, your baby will naturally respond by sucking and swallowing.

Baby is feeding too frequently

Rest assured, this too is often very normal. Babies require small, frequent feeds as they grow and develop. If your baby is gaining weight, there is likely nothing to worry about. As a registered midwife and Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Judy can advise you on whether this is the case.

Baby is gulping at the breast

Every baby is different. Some mothers produce more milk than their baby needs. Fortunately, there are techniques to help with this. See Judy for a consultation.

Breastfeeding and tongue ties

In up to one in ten babies, the strip of skin that attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth (frenulum) is shorter than usual. This is known as a tongue tie and can make it harder for your baby to breastfeed. Judy can spot whether this is the case, and it can be easily treated.

It’s All About The Twins

“Breastfeeding can be so difficult, especially with twins. Thanks to Judy's knowledge, special care, patience and constructive advice I'm managing to breastfeed my twins without any complications.” – B. Craig, mother of two

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