Rachel was recommended to me by my midwife as I was struggling to breastfeed. She came the next day and I immediately felt at ease with her – she listened to me as an individual and got us feeding comfortably. She diagnosed tongue-tie and we followed her advice and had it snipped. The difference was instant, and we are now only breastfeeding and I even have a supply in the freezer!! I wish I’d known about Rachel before.
Some people find breastfeeding easy: some don’t. I was someone who didn’t but it was very important to me, my husband and my baby. With Rachel’s practical, personal and caring approach, which she tailored to my specific needs, I never once even considered giving up. With Rachel I knew I’d get there. I feel so lucky and privileged to have been supported by such an amazing, dynamic, knowing and inspirational woman. From the bottom of my heart Rachel, thank you.
We can not thank Rachel enough for the fantastic way in which she prepared us for the birth of our first son in March this year. The one to one care and attention was wonderful and she has a positive and inspirational approach to the experience of childbirth. The breathing exercises and massage techniques helped immensely, but of more benefit than anything, was the enthusiasm and confidence that she instilled in both my husband and me.
Rachel came highly recommended by our midwife. My husband and I have consulted her about breastfeeding, how to successfully mixed feed and recently how to plan and help our son wean with a baby-led approach. In particular her guidance on how to successfully mixed feed has meant that my family and I can happily feed our son to suit our lifestyle – he is thriving and we are still enjoying breastfeeding for longer than I had originally set out to. We enjoy her practical, relaxed and flexible advice about babies and how to help them to grow well both physically and developmentally. We have also really appreciated her detailed notes which we have often referred to since the sessions. I would not hesitate to recommend Rachel to other families.
We were given Rachel’s name by two separate sources, and after struggling with the breastfeeding through the first few days we gave her a call. We phoned at 8pm on a Tuesday night fully expecting to get a voicemail service, but Rachel answered the phone and said she was off to another appointment, but would be able to be with us around 10.30pm if that was OK – that was perfect! Rachel has a great ability to articulate what is important to remember about breastfeeding and what we could ignore. We’d had much contradictory advice from a variety of midwives, both in and out of hospital, and Rachel cut right through that. She explained the science and theory behind breastfeeding which helped us understand the needs of our baby. She showed us feeding techniques and positions that worked for both Mother and Baby and from that visit onwards we have had no issues – it’s been straightforward. She should be made the National Tsar for breastfeeding!