Chiltern Breatfeeding Partnership Breastfeeding support in the Chilterns area

"Working with you to support your breastfeeding needs"

Tel 07795 366251

Breastfeeding Support & Information

Photo of a mother and baby, Chiltern Breastfeeding Partnership.

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Breastfeeding support

Our aim is to enable you to have an enjoyable and fulfilling breastfeeding experience.

An individual consultation in our clinic or the comfort of your home will give you the opportunity to receive personal support from a caring professional.

You will have time to discuss any concerns and be helped to resolve any breastfeeding difficulties you may be experiencing.

During pregnancy - click here for prices

An individual consultation during pregnancy will give you the opportunity to learn about breastfeeding and feel more confident.

You will be able to discuss any personal worries and find out more about:

  • What's special about breastmilk.
  • Good positioning and attachment.
  • How breastfeeding works.
  • Normal feeding patterns.
  • How to prevent problems.

With your baby - click here for prices

An individual consultation with you and your baby will help you achieve comfortable breastfeeding and increase confidence in your abilities.

A detailed breastfeeding history will be taken and with your consent, examination of your baby's mouth, your breasts and your breastfeeding technique. You will be supported through any breastfeeding challenges for example:

• Sore and/or damaged nipples
• Thrush
• Blocked milk ducts
• Mastitis
• Breast refusal
• Weight concerns
• Reduced milk supply

• Tongue-tie see tongue-tie page
• Breastfeeding after breast reduction
• Relactation
• Breastfeeding an adopted baby
• Expressing
• Returning to work
• Feeding in public places


If your baby has a tongue-tie then there is the option for division during the consultation and you will be given support with feeding following the procedure.

Please see tongue-tie page for details about our free tongue-tie assessment and follow up clinic.

For clinic location click on find us page.

Small Group Sessions ~ Antenatal or Postnatal

Invite us to facilitate a session on breastfeeding preparation or support with a group of antenatal or postnatal friends. This will give you the benefit of learning and sharing with others and will help to develop friendships and ongoing breastfeeding support.

Contact us for prices for individualised support packages and small group sessions.

What makes breastfeeding so special?

  • By choosing to breastfeed you are giving your baby the best chance of a healthier life with long lasting benefits.
  • Breast milk is a truly natural and organic food designed especially for your individual baby.
  • The benefits to your baby include protection against stomach viruses, chest and ear infections.
  • A formula fed baby is 15 times more likely to be admitted to hospital in the first 4 months of life than a breastfed baby.
  • Later on your child is less likely to suffer from obesity related conditions such as diabetes, raised blood pressure or high cholesterol.
  • There are health benefits to you too including less chance of breast and ovarian cancer and your bones will be stronger in later life reducing your risk of osteoporosis.
  • As well as all the health benefits breastfeeding promotes an exceptional bond between mother and baby and gives an enormous amount of fulfilment and satisfaction.


Health Benefits of Breastfeeding

If it's so natural why do people have difficulties?

  • Knowing all of these benefits can make it even more distressing when breastfeeding isn't proving as easy as you had hoped.
  • Most babies are born able to feed but for some mothers it is a skill that has to be learned.
  • We at Chiltern Breastfeeding Partnership can help you acquire that skill.
  • Most problems including sore nipples and slow weight gain can be overcome by showing you how to position and attach your baby to the breast more comfortably. Remember BREASTFEEDING SHOULDN'T HURT!
  • It should be an enjoyable time for you and your baby.

What is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant?

  • An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (I.B.C.L.C) is an individual who, by qualifying for and taking an independent examination, possesses the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to provide quality breastfeeding assistance to mothers and babies.
  • To maintain the qualification, recertification needs to occur every 5 years and the exam retaken every 10 years.
  • An IBCLC can work either as a health professional, a volunteer or in private practice.
  • There are more than 16,000 International Board Certified Lactation Consultants in 57 countries across the world.

For more information visit the following websites -

What other breastfeeding support is available?

NHS
Aylesbury Breastfeeding Clinic 10.00 -13.00 Mondays and Thursdays
Tel: 01296 315799

Wycombe Breastfeeding Clinic 10.00 -13.00 Tuesdays and Fridays
Tel: 07798 520830

Voluntary
National Breastfeeding helpline Tel: 0300 100 0212
Tel: 0300 456 2421 (In Bengali and Sylhetti)

National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Breastfeeding Line (8am-10pm)
Tel: 0300 33 00 771

Breastfeeding Network Supporterline
Tel: 0870 9008787 (automatic connection to local breastfeeding supporter)

La Leche League
Tel: 0845 120 2918

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