Sharon is an IBCLC registered Lactation Consultant who works across London for home and hospital consults.
Phone and videocall consults also readily available.
Sharon has been supporting families in her local area of Balham, Clapham and Battersea since 2009. Over that time she has helped hundreds of parents with a range of breastfeeding challenges, including issues such as positioning, tongue-tie or low milk supply. Sharon’s training and experience covers all aspects of baby feeding so she can support you with bottle feeding, formula and introducing solids too.
She qualified as a Lactation Consultant in 2011 (IBCLC), and has a Diploma of Higher Education in breastfeeding counselling from the University of Bedfordshire (2009). Sharon offers consultations during weekdays and weekends to visit mothers across London as well as offering telephone and videocall consultations.
Sharon has 3 children of her own, who have helped teach her that every child is different and that each mother-and-baby pair is unique.
Breastfeeding & Tongue-tie support
Telephone and videocall consults
I am highly experienced and trained in remote consultations. For some situations 30 minutes is enough time but for more complex situations – particularly where I need to see your baby feeding – more time may be appropriate. I will check with you at 25 minutes if you wish to continue and we can either summarise at that point or agree more time. Facetime, WhatsApp, Zoom, Skype – I can usually use whatever works best for you.
£40 for up to 30 minutes; £20 per additional 15 minutes
Private consults - antenatal
I offer private breastfeeding information sessions, prior to the birth of your baby, at a location of your choice. The information can be completely tailored to suit your circumstances. So, whether you’re a first time mother, expecting twins, have older children to cope with or need an opportunity to work through a previous experience, then such a session may be helpful. It also means that we can get to know each other and you can feel confident calling for support after your baby arrives.
£150 for up to 90 minutes
Private hospital or home consults - postnatal
My aim during a visit is to give you the opportunity to explore and discuss what’s been happening for you and your baby. We can then work together to address practical issues and help you to set realistic expectations of your baby and yourself. My goal is to leave you feeling more confident and better able to navigate your way through the jungle of conflicting information, which so many new parents find themselves lost in. I will leave you with a plan and strategies for a way forward, so that you can better achieve your feeding and mothering goals.
£150 for up to 90 minutes, £35 per additional 30 minutes
£120 for follow-up visits up to 60 minutes
“Sharon was fantastic and provided invaluable advice regarding
breastfeeding our newborn twins. She was incredibly calm and
made me feel much more confident. Three months later I’m still
exclusively breastfeeding our twins, so we’re very grateful!”
LW, mother to 3 month twins.
"I saw Sharon on day six after giving birth. Sharon was an excellent support identifying my daughter's tongue tie at an early stage. Feeding was incredibly painful...4 months in and I am really glad I saw Sharon without any delay. I am sure that Sharon's guidance made all the difference and enabled me to continue breastfeeding - without it (and the solutions she helped me find) I do not think it would have been possible to carry on. Tongue tie issues aside, the feeding techniques Sharon showed me have made feeding much easier and more enjoyable!"
GD, mother to 4 month old
"Sharon has been a godsend for us. We've spoken to Sharon a number of times now via videocall and it's been like having her in the room helping us. Sharon's evidence-based advice has saved us from well meaning but inaccurate advice from elsewhere and helped deal with the challenge of having a young son with a dairy allergy."
SB, father 3 month old