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Breastfeeding and Bottle Feeding Support

Welcome to Breastfeeding support

We are qualified, experienced, insured, independent International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) with over 50 years combined experience – specialising in difficult to resolve infant feeding problems, whether parents are breastfeeding, bottle-feeding or starting solids.

Mums are often told they should breastfeed but when nipples are agony and baby doesn’t seem satisfied or is unsettled all night;  she can face a barrage of conflicting (if well intentioned) advice.

We provide accurate evidence based support, tailored to suit each family.  Common problems can often be overcome (and indeed prevented with the right information antenatally), but breastfeeding is rarely a one approach suits all solution and so we are trained to help you piece together the different factors that can influence feeding, from your labour and delivery right through to what is happening here and now.
Bottle feeding babies can also experience problems too; perhaps they cough, splutter or leak milk when feeding,  or suffers from wind, colic or reflux.

We are based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and as we’re located close to the M62 regularly work with parents from Halifax, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, York, Newcastle and surrounding areas.   However as we support parents with persistent or difficult to resolve breastfeeding or infant feeding problems, we’ve now seen parents from all over the UK (including London, Ireland, Scotland and Wales) and even further afield like the Isle of Man, Jersey, Sweden, Norway and the Arab Emirates Whether you are expressing breast milk and bottle feeding or using infant formula – our non judgmental, supportive team can help transform your experience of early babyhood into the babymoon it should be.

Charlie IBCLC Founder Milk Matters
(Infant Feeding Solutions)


About Us

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Charlotte Young

Founder, IBCLC

Charlotte Young is an International Board Certiied Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and the founder of Milk Matters (Infant Feeding Solutions).
With over 13 years experience, oodles of additional training and a passion for research and evidence based practice, Charlotte also writes the award winning blog “The Analytical Armadillo” and has published “Why Breastfeeding Matters” with Pinter & martin
Charlotte noted many mums who were not breastfeeding, struggled to find specialist infant feeding help – since many groups and services focus on exclusive breastfeeding. As a result Milk Matters developed their services to include all parents, however they feed their babies.

Debra Abbas

Debra Abbas

Midwife, IBCLC

Debra is Debra Abbas is a registered senior midwife, IBCLC & certified tongue tie practitioner from Breastfeeding Solutions LTD.
With over 30 years experience, Debra currently practices both in the NHS and independently as an Infant Feeding lead and tongue tie practitioner. She has undertaken oodles of additional training over the years
At the weekend Debra joins Milk Matters to run the “Total Feeding Solutions” clinic, which includes assessment and treatment of tongue tie.

What Parents Say

Feedback from families who have used our services:
Dr S Taylor

Dr S Taylor

"A fantastic service! I had struggled to breastfeed my twins for 6 weeks with well meaning but poor quality help from my local volunteer breastfeeding support services. Neither baby was happy or gaining weight well and I had recurrent painful blocked ducts which further reduced my supply. In desperation despite being determined to breast feed I had resorted to several formula top ups daily. Since our session feeding has improved significantly and I have reduced the volume of formula they are taking. They are also much happier babies."

The Woods Family

The Woods Family

"On Saturday we came to you, emotional, tired and stressed with baby Dougie. He had 100% tongue tie and had lost over 10% of his birth weight. Today, 48 hours later, we all all happier more relaxed, Dougie is feeding very well, and has gained 11oz!!! Thank you so much, for your calm, caring service. We were not just a number, rushed in and out, you listened, advised and helped so much. We can not thank you enough."

Christophora Moustoukas Robinshaw

Christophora Moustoukas Robinshaw

"Debra and Charlotte came highly recommended, and i can understand why- the service they provide is second to none, their professionalism and in depth knowledge of everything feeding related is excellent. My daughters tongue tie kept reattaching, but after 15 stressful weeks, lots of messaging and texting them both and several follow up appointments, we can finally begin to enjoy our breastfeeding journey. Thank you so much for all your help! It's 100% worth the journey to Huddersfield"


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