I became a Midwife because I wanted to improve the care of women and their families. Seeing the positive impact that excellent Midwifery care has upon the health, happiness and wellbeing of women and their newborns is a privilege I still cherish, some ten years on since I was first present at a birth.
From that first birth till the present, I have supported many mums - both first timers and otherwise - to breastfeed their lovely new babies. I've seen how much of a challenge this can be amid all the stress, worries and often conflicting advice. I've seen mothers consider stopping breastfeeding when, despite all their best endeavours, they have experienced pain or when it just doesn't seem to be working for them. This may be how you're feeling right now.
This is where I'd love to help. I bring a patient and creative approach to breastfeeding support, along with ten years of experience in helping mums to find a way to breastfeed their baby that works for them. So if you're worried, frustrated or just plain confused then please get in touch for a consultation.
I continue to work as a Midwife for the NHS, with the role of Infant Feeding Co-ordinator across one of London's largest NHS Trusts. This means I stay fully up-to-date clinically while being able to spread practice in breastfeeding support across my Trust.
I'm fully insured through Holistic Insurance and offer private consultations as an accredited IBCLC.
- Registered Midwife
Visits at home in the early days can help to get breastfeeding off to the best start. A two hour consultation is usually enough time to discuss the birth, current feeding problems and set you back on track.
- "Rachel is amazing. She listened. She brought calm. She taught Clara and me the skills we needed to breastfeed. I can't thank her enough.” Laura & Baby Clara
- “Living in Gibraltar where lactation consultants are non existent, I'm so glad I was able to reach out to Rachel. She gave me reassurance during the early weeks when I was filled with doubts and worry as to whether my little one was feeding enough. Rachel always made me feel like I was doing amazingly, and giving my little one everything she needed. She's helped me trust myself, relax and enjoy the breastfeeding journey, as well as giving me sound advice. Even though we are miles apart she's always been there to help and that bit of reassurance from the expert that she is, has gone a long way and is duly appreciated.” Gianna & Baby Sophia
- “When I got pregnant I decided I really wanted to breastfeed for as long as possible. I gave birth to my 9lb 6oz baby by Caesarean section and breastfed whilst still under spinal. Unfortunately due to poor latch initially (as I couldn’t feel a thing!) I had bad trauma to my nipples. So I had to take one day at a time. And in those first few weeks there wasn’t one of those days that I didn’t heavily rely on Rachel’s knowledge, reassurance and empathy. Rachel has the amazing ability to make you feel like you can do anything. She reminded me to trust my instinct and my body. I would begin a conversation with Rachel feeling I didn’t know what I was doing and end it feeling like I could breastfeed a whole postnatal Ward if I wanted to (I definitely did not). Stanley is 8 months old now and we’re still breastfeeding! I will never be able to thank Rachel enough for being a huge part in ensuring that our breastfeeding experience was a successful one. From a very grateful, Lois and Stanley.” Lois & Baby Stanley