Credentials

My name is Elizabeth Jennis and I am a qualified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a registered nurse specialising in premature and sick neonates. I am listed with the NMC, IBCLE and LCGB and operate in Guildford and the surrounding area.

I qualified as a nurse in 2001 and for the majority of my career have worked in neonatal units in the NHS. After the birth of my first daughter in 2009, I became a La Leche League peer support breastfeeding councillor and supported mothers in clinics in South East London. In 2016 I undertook a specialist course which would enable me to take the IBCLC exam which I successfully passed in 2017. I currently work on SCBU in the Royal Surrey County Hospital and volunteer as a Breastfeeding Advisor in the Royal Surrey post-natal drop-in breastfeeding clinic. I also run a breastfeeding support group alongside the Toddlers group at St John's Church.

I am also a busy mother of three young children each of whom I exclusively breastfed.

How I can help

  • Antenatal teaching of breastfeeding, positioning and attachment including colostrum harvesting from 37 weeks and hand expressing
  • Confidence building when learning to breastfeed
  • Sore or painful nipples / breasts
  • Concerns about low / high milk supply
  • Mastitis
  • Expressing and safe storage of breast milk
  • Feeding twins and multiples
  • Progression to full breastfeeding for sick / premature infants
  • Weaning
  • Returning to work while maintaining breastfeeding

...and any other breastfeeding related issues.

What I offer

An initial private consultation in the comfort of your own home usually within 24 hours of contact which includes: a discussion of your feeding concerns and goals, your pregnancy, birth and feeding history to date; a full assessment of you and your baby including observation of a full feed; together formulating a bespoke plan of action so you can optimise your feeding choices and goals. This typically takes about 90 minutes.

A written summary of your consultation and interventions discussed.

Seven days of contact via phone, email or facebook to address any concerns or queries that arise.

Follow up sessions can be arranged which usually last approximately 30 minutes to one hour.

Personal Objective

To support and provide research based, up to date information to women and their families to enable them to confidently meet their personal breastfeeding goals.

Cost

Initial consultation plus contact for 1 week - £95
Follow up session - £40

Contact details

Facebook: facebook.com/pg/breastfeedingsupportsurrey/

Email: elizabeth.jennis@yahoo.com

Phone: 07919 441234

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