Book a Group Breastfeeding Session with an IBCLC or Breastfeeding Specialist
Use the booking system at the bottom of the page to book a group consultation with an IBCLC or a Breastfeeding Specialist at The Dr Silberstein Clinic.
Group bookings are with IBCLCs, with a maximum of 2 clients per IBCLC you will receive highly specialised support for your breastfeeding issues. Group support sessions are excellent to assist with positioning and latch, basic information about normal breastfeeding/pumping strategies, normal baby feeding patterns, normal baby weight gain, breast and nipple care, and ways to maintain and protect your milk supply.
What you will not receive at a group breastfeeding support group is a personalised plan of care for difficult breastfeeding situations. For more complex breastfeeding situations, a individual consult must be booked with Dr Silberstein or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more assistance.
What is an IBCLC?
IBCLC, stands for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. IBCLCs are board certified professionals holding the only internationally recognised professional breastfeeding qualification. They have completed 1000 hours of supporting breastfeeding families, a minimum of 90 hours of lactation specific education and are required to recertify every five years. They are skilled to work with any breastfeeding situations, high-risk babies, oral assessments etc as well as common issues.
IBCLCs are clinical specialists in the management of breastfeeding and are the “go to” person if you want the best possible care and trustworthy for any infant feeding query.
Group bookings with Breastfeeding specialists (Breastfeeding Counsellors and Peer Supporters), Maximum of 2 clients per breastfeeding specialist. You will receive support for your breastfeeding issues. Group support sessions are excellent to assist basics like positioning and latch, basic information about normal breastfeeding/pumping strategies, normal baby feeding patterns, normal baby weight gain, breast and nipple care, and ways to maintain and protect your milk supply.
What you will not receive at a group breastfeeding support group with a breastfeeding specialist is a personalised plan of care for difficult breastfeeding situations. For more complex breastfeeding situations consider booking the IBCLC support or getting an individual consult with Dr Silberstein or contact email@example.com for more assistance.
What is a Breastfeeding Specialist?
A breastfeeding specialist can be a breastfeeding counsellor (BFC), Peer Supporter or have been given additional training as part of their NHS role in a baby friendly accredited hospital. There is a varied amount of training given amongst breastfeeding specialists, and they should refer on to an IBCLC in more complex cases and check in regularly with their training provider for updates in information regarding breastfeeding.
Click on the image above, to download a copy of the Lactation Consultants of Great Britain “Who’s Who” in breastfeeding and lactation in the UK which gives a clear picture of the different types of breastfeeding support and training etc.
Payment is taken at time of booking, Dr Silbersetin is happy to discuss payment options in strict confidence. She is able to work with you to make a payment plan. Dr Silberstein will not turn away a client due to inability to pay the full price. Please contact her before booking in this instance.
CHAPERONES FOR CONSULTATIONS AND EXAMINATIONS
Breastfeeding Doctor Ltd is committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment where the patients and staff can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times and the safety of everyone is of paramount importance.
All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure. The chaperone may be a relative, friend or member of staff.
In some circumstances, the doctor may require a chaperone to be present.
If you would like a chaperone to be present, please tell the doctor before the start of the consultation.
If, during the consultation, an examination is required, the doctor will offer to provide a chaperone for this purpose. If the patient declines the offer of a chaperone, this will be recorded in the patient’s medical records.
Dr Silberstein reserves the right to charge the full fee in cases of non-attendance to booked appointments. Cancellations mean that other families who could have had this slot have to wait longer. If you cancel your appointment within 24 hours of the booked time, no refunds will be given and if you haven’t already paid you will be invoiced the full cost of the consultation, payable within 7 days.In the unlikely event of you needing to cancel within 48 hours of your appointment time, a £20 admin charge will be charged, and the remaining balance refunded to you.