“I came to the breastfeeding drop in tearful and on the verge of quitting an exhausting routine of exclusive expressing, with a lot of fear around breastfeeding having had very painful and upsetting early attempts. Nina gave me expert advice on positioning and so much support and validation (along with biscuits). Within just a few days my daughter was breastfeeding comfortably and is completely off bottles. I couldn’t be more grateful!” Pippa, Witney
Our Witney Breastfeeding Support drop-in is now 18 months old! We are so pleased to be offering unrushed, skilled and compassionate support to all the lovely families who have come through our doors.
Here is some recent feedback we have received from our wonderful families:
“This service is first rate. I have had excellent impartial and very practical help when previous advice about breastfeeding was confusing. I was struggling to get a good latch and as a result had very sore nipples and was thinking about giving up. Rachel suggested I tried the laid-back feeding position which helped no end, she also showed me how to hold my baby slightly differently to improve his latch. It has made a huge difference having someone there to see in person rather than calling a helpline. I am very grateful to your midwives. I could not recommend them highly enough for their practical gentle and kind approach. It is just what you need when your confidence in your ability to breastfeed is rock bottom. The location of the clinic is easily accessible and the assessment form made it easy to remember what was discussed when your brain is a bit foggy from lack of sleep. A brilliant service from lovely ladies. Do not hesitate to contact them if you need any help.” Emma, Witney
We are changing the way we offer our drop- in services! We will still be offering free support on a Tuesday morning (plus tea, biscuits and general loveliness) at the Witney Methodist Church between 10am and Noon. However, we are now offering booked slots to make it easier for families to know when they can be seen and improve our service.
These slots will still be free and open to anyone who wants to breastfeed or mixed feed up to 8 weeks after birth.
We will be taking bookings via facebook, email and text. There will be a drop-in slot left free at the end of each session to allow for walk-in clients. We will be trialling this arrangement from the 15th of October until Christmas and welcome feedback from our families and professionals alike.
Any questions please do just pop us a message and we look forward to seeing you there!
“Brilliant non-judgemental friendly advice” Witney Mama