Nikki Mather IBCLC
Infant Feeding Support Specialist
Cheshire & Manchester Branch
Nikki Mather IBCLC provides support for families in Cheshire & Greater Manchester, in person and on Zoom. Nikki is able to provide in person assessment, support with after care post frenulotomy and general support for infant feeding issues in your home or online.
My name is Nikki Mather and as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) I provide support for families who are finding challenges whilst feeding their babies. Based in Cheshire, I’ve worked in an infant feeding role within the NHS, private and third sectors for more than fourteen years. Alongside the private work I provide, I have also worked as a volunteer providing information and support Breastfeeding Organisations, charities and online forums.
I am experienced in helping families in the early weeks with singletons and multiples, intersectional couples and families with complex needs. I have good links with relevant Healthcare Professionals to signpost you to specialist advice both in the NHS and in the private sector. This mean we can work alongside your healthcare providers in case of more complex issues, such as tongue tie or when there are clinical concerns such as persistent faltering growth.
Lactation support and holistic, evidence based infant feeding information, can be crucial to successfully establishing breastfeeding, whilst your find your feet in the early days. For parents who are formula feeding and experiencing problems such as slow feeding, slow weight gain, reflux and wind – help can be even harder to find. I am proud of the support I provide independently and alongside Milk Matters for parents however they feed their baby.
If you prefer to have one to one, private breastfeeding or bottle feeding support in the comfort of your own home, I’m happy to travel to you.
I cover Cheshire & Manchester within a 10 mile radius of Alderley Edge without additional charge, and within a 20 mile radius with mileage charged for the additional distance (as per the shortest route on Google Maps).
The reason I love working alongside Charlotte and chose to work with Milk Matters, is the way we work to establish why babies may be experiencing problems, so we can then work together to find what works for you, your family and your unique feeding journey. During your appointment I will take a history to explore your labour and delivery, look at the symptoms you’re experiencing and piece together the bigger picture.