Laura has a wonderfully warm and empathetic approach, understanding all the challenges that you’re facing and has a wealth of knowledge to be able to help.
I live in Chester, Cheshire with my husband and my three boys. Being the mother of three boys means we spend a lot of time outdoors!
I enjoy keeping fit and healthy by playing netball, practising yoga and walking our three Labradors! I enjoy organising parenting events in the community and volunteer for The National Childbirth Trust (NCT), signing up local businesses as breastfeeding friendly.
As a mother I understand that babies don’t come with a manual. Those early weeks can be especially challenging as you and your baby learn to navigate your way through your new life together. When I felt stressed or anxious that I was doing the best for my baby, someone once said to me ‘just remember, you are the centre of the universe to a tiny human you made from scratch. You are kind of a big deal!’ That gave me the confidence to trust my instincts and believe in myself.
Breastfeeding is such a wonderful gift… it calms, it nourishes and it builds relationships. If in doubt….offer the breast.
I work with families holistically and will support you on your journey from pregnancy to parenthood. I am there for the whole family and will work in partnership with you to help you reach your breastfeeding goals.
Breastfeeding may be natural, but it’s a skill that you and your baby learn together and it can take some practice. With the right support you will achieve your goals.
The packages of support I provide include:
The development of your unborn baby
Changes for you and your partner
Your health and wellbeing
Practical tips for preparing for birth
Infant feeding choices
Preparing to breastfeed (including twins and multiples)
Practical tips for caring for your baby
Getting to know your baby
How do you know breastfeeding is going well?
Breastfeeding assessment and care planning
Expressing and storage of breast milk
Breastfeeding and returning to work or study
Introducing solid food
Allergies and intolerances
Formula feeding (including responsive bottle feeding)
Common feeding issues such as reflux, wind and colic.
Weaning gently from the breast
As every family is unique, the support I provide will be tailored to you and your family. To prepare for our sessions please have your child’s red book available.
Assessments will be completed together and care plans will be reviewed to ensure you receive the best quality care.
I am a qualified Nurse and Health Visitor and I have been working with families for over fifteen years.
In 2018 I fulfilled my lifelong ambition and qualified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
I run several breastfeeding support groups, provide one to one support for mothers with complex breastfeeding challenges and train breastfeeding peer supporters and NHS health professionals.
My practice is always up to date and evidence based.
I am qualified to help parents recognise the unique skills their baby has been born with (Neonatal Behavioural Observation), positive parenting techniques (Solihull Approach) and developmental assessments (Ages and Stages Questionnaires).
To book your free initial 10 minute consultation or your 45 minute, online, remote consultation simply click on the button and pick your preferred date and time.
Parent Cloud is a group of like minded and talented coaches and advisors offering on-demand remote support to help families to thrive. If you’re passionate about improving the lives of working parents then we’d love to hear from you.