After a difficult time breastfeeding my first son for only a few weeks before suffering from recurring mastitis, I was incredibly nervous about how I would manage feeding my second. Hazel visited me at home on day 3 and gave me the practical advice and emotional support I needed to gain confidence with breast feeding again and the technique and positions suitable for my breast size and shape which was invaluable. By that afternoon Finn was latching perfectly each feed and the midwives were very impressed that he didn't drop any birth weight despite being a 8lb8 baby. Hazel being available on text has provided me the ongoing support I needed to get through these first few weeks, knowing someone is there for me who understands that breastfeeding isn't easy and can offer solutions as well as just listen. Breastfeeding is as rewarding as I'd hoped and Finn is a thriving, content chubby baby. :)
Hazel supported me in the early stages of breastfeeding two of my daughters. She was such a reassuring and encouraging presence and her expertise and experience gave me the confidence and tools I needed to overcome the different challenges I had.
With her guidance I fed the one daughter for two and a half years and am still going strong with the other.