I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who has been helping families in the York area for 17 years.
I offer one to one consultations in your own home or mine to work on any infant feeding issues you may have. I also offer a comprehensive tongue function assessment.
I am a qualified Postnatal Doula and can offer ad hoc and regular help. I also offer antenatal breastfeeding sessions, early days sessions, sleep sessions, introducing solid food and returning to work sessions.
To discuss your requirements please contact me for more information.
The Local Maternity System (LMS) is a partnership of organisations, women and their families working together to deliver improvements in local maternity services.
The information on their website is aimed at those who will receive the majority of their maternity care through midwifery services and obstetric consultant care through one or more of the following hospital Trusts – York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. Some women, babies and families with special requirements may need to travel outside this area.
On this website you can find information about services local to you, general pregnancy and birth advice, and information on more specialist services including post-natal mental health services. If you are a professional you can find information about local courses and training.
The Daisy Foundation: Garforth, Selby and Tadcaster offers a range of antenatal classes and baby classes near Leeds and York. Current venues include Garforth and Monk Fryston. The range of antenatal classes and baby classes offered includes Daisy Birthing, Active Birth Workshops, Parent classes, Breastfeeding Workshops, Daisy Baby Tinies and Daisy Baby Wrigglers. Daisy Birthing classes combine yoga-based movement, antenatal and active birth education, breathing techniques, relaxation and peer-to-peer support. We aim to help you to learn your antenatal education and active birth techniques in a truly effective way.
Lastly, in terms of antenatal offerings, our Breastfeeding Workshop is designed to support expectant parents in their understanding and expectations of breastfeeding their baby. The workshop covers: benefits of breastfeeding; the first hour; anatomy and physiology; hunger cues; positioning and attachment; the first 10 days; expressing milk; and challenges.
Daisy Baby Tinies is our integrated class for mum and baby where baby massage, baby yoga, baby reflexology and calming techniques are delivered alongside educational themes which will be relevant to the babies’ developmental milestones. Suitable from around 6 weeks to 4 months.
Daisy Baby Wrigglers is the natural progression from Tinies and combines baby yoga alongside story, rhythm, rhyme and sensory play for babies from 4/5months through to 10 months.
York NCT Nappy Library is a not for profit washable (cloth) nappy lending service. The service is run by volunteers from York branch NCT. We provide advice and lend washable nappies for trial.So whether you are concerned about saving money, your impact on the environment or want an alternative to disposables for other reasons, contact us now.
York Sling Library provides expert support to enable local parents to carry their children in comfortable, safe slings or carriers.
Until we are able to access the children’s centre again we are offering free online consultations on Mondays during school time. Please book ahead.
I help expectant and new parents make empowered decisions – that are right for them and their families – through a range of services aimed at enabling a positive birth experience and continuity of care in pregnancy, birth and beyond
‘I had a doula last time postnatally (wish I’d had her on the day too). I’m having her again this time.’ – CW, May 2019
T: 07500 623612 (Melody Robinson)
Empathetic, experienced breastfeeding help. Affordable flat rate fees agreed in advance. Support is tailored to your needs to endeavour to meet your breastfeeding goals. We talk about breastfeeding and challenges you are experiencing. Support includes overnight video messaging oncall breastfeeding support, tongue assessments and antenatal education.
There is no such thing as a “bad sleeper” – it’s just that some children haven’t yet learned how to sleep well.
Little Sleep Stars offers gentle, bespoke sleep plans that will make bedtime battles, frequent night-waking and early starts a thing of the past. Get in touch for a free 15-minute call.
‘Lauren at little sleep stars is amazing.’
CP, March 19
Through the therapeutic power of touch and the versatility and benefits of essential oils, you will be empowered and learn the necessary skills to help you and your family. 1 to 1 baby massage sessions with a qualified Health Visitor. Essential oils consultations. Samples provided
Yorkshire’s only Independent Health Visiting service. We offer a private, individualised service that provides support for the whole family from pregnancy, through to babies first steps and beyond. We offer a unique antenatal class, as well as weaning and family first aid classes. We can provide individual support and advice too.
It is now recognised that tongue tie in babies can make breast or bottle feeding difficult. I offer private full assessment and tongue tie division (frenulotomy) for babies between 5 days and 10 weeks old.
Stonegate Clinic, York, YO1 8AW
T: 01904 631815 (Louise Armstrong)
We run weekly support groups, a monthly antenatal workshop for pregnant women and a partner, and have a private Facebook group where you can chat to our trained peer supporters as well as meet other local breastfeeding families.
Our peer supporters are all volunteers who have breastfed their child for at least six months and have undergone training to enable them to support other families who wish to breastfeed. They have all had 20 hours of training which covers areas such as counselling and listening skills, how breastfeeding works and how to tackle breastfeeding problems.
Please see our website and/or Facebook page for up to date details of how and when to get support.
‘Highly recommend going on the Treasure Chest course, they will answer all your questions and can support you in feeding. X’
ED, Oct 18
‘Gave lots of good advice and tips which were invaluable when attempting to do the first feeds when you’re knackered from the birth! Plenty of excellent support on the Treasure Chest FB group too, invaluable when you’ve got feeding questions in the middle of the night as a bunch of other mums will also be awake!’
FB, April 19