Breastfeeding Support offered at Mama’s Instinct is offered by Bex an experienced Breastfeeding Specialist and Breastfeeding Counsellor (BFC).
Bex has over 6 year of experience and has been working with breastfeeding mothers since 2013. Of which 5 years have been supporting mothers and babies within community based settings as a volunteer as a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter. Since August 2017 Bex has been working in a paid Breastfeeding Support role in London. In November 2019 Bex started volunteering for a Breastfeeding Charity. Bex is also a mother of two boys who were breastfeed with all its ups and downs (you can read the story of breastfeeding her first son here.
November 2019 Bex became an accredited Breastfeeding Counsellor and has insurance to cover all private practice.
Bex has also completed 2 day UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative training.
For the past two years Bex has also attended quarterly workshops as a form of supervision called Reflecting in the Art of Lactation Practice. See Bex Qualifications for more details.
I support mothers and babies in the comfort of their own home or over video call over the internet and on the telephone.
As from January 2021 I can also support in a clinic space in either Gravesend or Meopham. This space is Covid-19 Secure and free car parking is available on site.
I offer antenatal support and breastfeeding education before baby is born. I have experience in preparing mothers for their breastfeeding journey when they are have complication in pregnancy and they know or are preparing for an induction of labour or a elective caesarean.
I have experience in working with mothers who have gestational diabetes, type 1 diabetes, preeclampsia, placenta praevia, Obstetric cholestasis (OC) also known as Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP) also mother who are preparing for Virginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC).
I have experience of working with first time mothers through to mothers who have delivered their 11th baby who have all asked for my services.
“When I was pregnant with my daughter I was determined to Breastfeed however hadn’t anticipated how challenging it could be. Reaching out to Bex was the best thing I did when I was feeling so helpless and worried. Bex was there to help right away and made me feel so comfortable and at ease. Whilst we had a tricky start to breastfeeding in hospital, at home with Bex I was encouraged to relax and was given specific guidance, tips and strategies to support my development in effectively being able to breastfeed. Bex is incredibly knowledgable and skilled at supporting with breastfeeding and highly recommend her for supporting any mother on their breastfeeding journey. Her support positively impacted me both physically, mentally and emotionally. Thank you so much for your support Bex. It will never be forgotten.”