Skye Warner BSc (Hons)
An accredited lactation consultant (IBCLC) and NMC registered nurse, and midwife, with a wealth of experience providing parent-lead, evidence based care.
I have a real passion for breast feeding, having worked both in the UK and overseas in home based post-natal care, developing breastfeeding plans, increasing breastfeeding rates.
It's never too early to start thinking about how you're going to feed your baby
In the UK, more than 73% of mothers start breastfeeding. These are some of the reasons why:
your breast milk is perfectly designed for your baby
breast milk protects your baby from infections and diseases
breastfeeding provides health benefits for you
breast milk is available for your baby whenever your baby needs it
breastfeeding can build a strong emotional bond between you and your baby
Breastfeeding reduces your baby's risk of:
infections, with fewer visits to hospital as a result
diarrhoea and vomiting, with fewer visits to hospital as a result
cardiovascular disease in adulthood
Breastfeeding lowers the Mother's risk of:
Breast Feeding Support
As a lactation consultant, I believe that every breast feeding relationship between a mother and her baby is unique and therefore deserves time and care to identify individual needs and careful planning. Valuable evidence based information will increase confidence and breast feeding success.
Baby weighing is an important part of assessing how well a baby is feeding and growing. Please have your red book ready for my visit so I can plot your baby's weight on the WHO centile graph.
Getting ready for your new arrival is an exciting time, but it can also be confusing with so much advice from friends and family. I can prepare both you and your partner, providing evidence based help and advice on baby feeding before your new arrival.