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Milk Matters Infant Feeding Clinic



Milk Matters

Following updated information that oral assessment and frenulotomy are aerosol generating procedure, following guidance from Public Health England (PHE) We are running intermittent clinics commencing 2.5.20 with the following protocols:

Parent & baby to wait in car until signalled by a staff member. Only one parent to enter the building please, if possible with carseat or in a baby carrier facing inward. This person MUST be healthy, well and not exposed to anyone suspected of having Covid-19 in the past 14 days. This may increase the risks of treatment for your baby and must be discussed with us for your safety prior to attending.

Entering the first set of double doors (which we’ll open for you), a surgical mask is provided for you to wear. Please pick baby up holding them tummy to tummy (facing inward) and leave your carseat in this area. We will then take you directly to a consulting room. Please try not to touch doors, fixtures or fittings wherever possible. There will be no contact between patients or sharing of areas.

Baby is taken for treatment and returned immediately for feeding. Unfortunately parents are unable to enter the treatment area at the current time.

Once baby has settled and had some milk, you’re good to go 🙂  We will open the doors and help you leave the building.

All areas will be fully de-contaminated as per appropriate Level 3 infection control protocols between appointments.

Both staff members will wear full level 3 PPE including – overalls with head cover, goggles/visor, respirator mask and shoe covers.  Disposable sleeve covers, aprons and two pairs of gloves will be changed between appointments.  All disposable PPE will be disposed of following clinic. Any reusable masks will be cleaned in accordance with PHE guidance and never just re-used following a period of storage.

Please contact us if you have any concerns, queries or difficulty with the above (for example if you’re travelling by train) and we can make alternative arrangements in advance.

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Milk Matters are qualified, experienced, insured, independent International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) with over 25 years combined experience. We support parents with feeding problems whether breast, bottle or combination feeding.

Parents, particularly 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.

Similarly parents who are bottle-feeding and are experiencing problems such as reflux, wind or messy feeding – may find beyond trying a different bottle or medicating the symptoms, solutions are thin on the ground.

We provide non-judgmental, evidence based support, tailored to suit each family.  Common problems can often be overcome (and indeed prevented with the right information antenatally), but feeding 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.

Milk Matters 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 baby-moon it should be.

Charlie IBCLC

Founder Milk Matters 

About Us

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Charlotte Young

Founder IBCLC

Charlotte Young is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and the founder of Milk Matters (Infant Feeding Solutions).
15 years ago, Charlotte had a complete career change from chairman of a company in an entirely unrelated field, to breastfeeding counsellor in the voluntary sector and then IBCLC in private practice. What became clear was that mums who were not breastfeeding, struggled to find specialist infant feeding help – since many groups and services focus on exclusive breastfeeding and so Milk Matters support ALL parents and babies who are experiencing problems, however they are fed.
Popular for her unique, easy to understand, non-judgmental approach, parents travel not only across the UK, but internationally to seek support at the weekly clinic.
With a passion for research and evidence based practice, Charlotte’s best known for her social media page and award winning blog “The Analytical Armadillo”. She has previously worked at a community level assisting in the development of local policies, delivering training to healthcare professionals, doulas and nutritionists, spoken at the UK breastfeeding festival conference and is a regular radio guest speaker. Her book “Why Breastfeeding Matters” is rated five stars on amazon and was published by Pinter & Martin in 2017.

Debra Abbas

Senior NHS Midwife & Infant Feeding Lead, Nurse & IBCLC

Debra Abbas is a registered NHS, NIPE certified senior midwife, infant feeding lead, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) & certified tongue tie practitioner from Breastfeeding Solutions LTD. With over 30 years’ experience, Debra currently practices both in the NHS and independently - delivering training, developing policies and services and performing frenulotomy. Debra has undertaken extensive additional training courses over the years, including management and training, safeguarding and assessment of newborns. At the weekend Debra joins Milk Matters to run the “Total Feeding Solutions” clinic, which includes assessment and treatment of tongue tie.

At the request of our followers, this collection enables parents for whom our private services are out of reach, to access the help and support they need. 100% of funds collected are used as described. (Previously called the hardship fund)


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