Recently I discussed this method of breastfeeding to a new mum who was having a few problems with obtaining a good latch resulting in sore nipples. She was pretty sceptical and because I was the only person amongst all the health care professionals she had encountered since the birth of her baby, including nurses andContinue reading “Laid Back Breastfeeding AKA Biological Nurturing”
Author Archives: Cherryblossom Doula
Lactation Cookies Doing the Doula Style
I decided to make some of these for the mum I am looking after at the moment, as baby wasn’t putting on weight and the IBCLC diagnosed a problem with mum’s milk supply. I got the main gist of the recipe from Housepoet’s Famous Lactation Boosting Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip and Flaxseed cookies… but added myContinue reading “Lactation Cookies Doing the Doula Style”
Me, Mitchell and Jasmine at the Westonbirt Aboretum, Wiltshire
This was taken some years back and is my profile picture on the CAPPA website, someone chose to interview me because of this picture. Images can make a huge impact on one’s decision making processes.
A crocheted sleep sack to use inlace of a swaddle… it allows baby to move freely, it will not cover the baby’s head and cause overheating.
Baby Whisperer Part 2
This name was given to me by 2 sets of parents recently. I happen to turn up for work and their babies just happen to be going through a fractious phase. I step in, say hello, and offer to have baby and, voila… baby calms down and quietens. The parents stare at me in disbeliefContinue reading “Baby Whisperer Part 2”
You’re the baby whisperer!
Just a quick entry as I am due at work in 8 minutes. Just wanted to pen this down and write more about this later when I have a bit more time. I have been called this twice by clients recently… It’s a great compliment but I tell my clients that it’s not what IContinue reading “You’re the baby whisperer!”
The Importance of Clarity
A costly lesson learnt today and it’s to do with clarity….. make sure both parties understand and agree on what is going to happen so there are no disappointments on either side, or misunderstandings! Short but sweet…..
A new testimonial
I have been a postpartum doula based in Thornhill for the last year. After practising as a nurse and a midwife in the UK for 19 years, we took a leap of faith as a family and moved to Trinidad and Tobago to work and live for 2 years. We had a wonderful 10 monthsContinue reading “A new testimonial”