We are infant feeding specialists providing support and solutions in the North East of England.
Breastfeeding should be pain free and comfortable for both mother and baby. We can do a full assessment to help you achieve this, finding the best positions for both of you to achieve a good milk transfer and optimal growth.
Tongue tie is where the strip of skin connecting the baby’s tongue to the floor of the mouth is shorter than usual and can restrict the tongue movement with recent research suggesting it can impact on how babies feed.
We complete a thorough assessment of oral function and discuss the options available.
Who we are
Registered Midwife and Tongue tie Practitioner
I am a registered midwife and worked at City Hospitals Sunderland for 37 years.
In 2009 I became the lead midwife for infant feeding and gained the prestigious award of Unicef Baby Friendly Accreditation a nationally recognised mark of quality care for mothers and babies.
In 2014 I trained to become a specialist tongue tie practitioner.
Following this training I set up the NHS service in Sunderland.
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
I have been a La Leche breastfeeding counsellor since 2006 and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2010.
Feeding is an absolute pleasure now…but the best thing…people always comment how happy my baby is!Stephanie Smith
Just wanted to say thank you for your support over the last few weeks. I pretty much wanted to give up everyday for the first few weeks but getting her tongue tie sorted and knowing that I had you and Amanda for advice really kept us going.Sarah & Adelyn
Gillian and Amanda were welcoming and supportive in clinic and on follow up contacts. I’m so pleased I went to them as no GA was used and my son barely cried which I believe was influenced by the warm atmosphere they provided. I would recommend their service without a doubt.Sarah Graham