Infant Feeding Support Drop-in Sessions
This is a weekly drop-in session held on Mondays from 10am to 1pm for all parents who need professional support with feeding.
Everyone knows that breastfeeding is the normal way to feed a baby and that it has countless benefits for both mother and child. However, in our society, many women struggle and give up much earlier than they intend.
We believe that with accurate information, and mother-centred, empathetic support, women can find breastfeeding enjoyable, rewarding and empowering. It is our aim to help in making this a positive experience and get you and your baby on to a good start.
The drop-in sessions will be held by Sherridan Stymest IBCLC and Maria Larrain Paediatric Osteopath who will be there to help and support you. A single-blinded randomised controlled trial (read here) of 97 mother and baby pairs found that the addition of osteopathy to regular lactation consultations is both beneficial and safe.
Sherridan will also be holding antenatal breastfeeding classes for parents every 6 weeks. Dates TBA
drop-in cost £30 per session.
Please phone or email us in advance to book a session as our space is limited.
MSc, BOst, DPO, PGC, ACE
I was a mother before I was an osteopath and I did not find my entry to motherhood easy. I had a very traumatic delivery followed by painful and difficult breastfeeding.
It was due to my son’s illness when he was a baby that led me to the path that I have taken. I was so grateful for the support and treatment that my son received at the Osteopathic Centre for Children, I decided that I wanted to give back what I was given to the benefit of other mothers and their babies.
My passion for the issues around motherhood, gender and breastfeeding based on my personal experience led me to study Medical Anthropology at University College London. I was awarded distinction for my dissertation Untangling Tongue-tie: Cutting Through the Medicalisation of Breastfeeding. In October 2019 I am embarking on a PhD to expand on my research.
I live in Stoke Newington with my husband, my son and a tortoise called Stormzy.
IBCLC, BCST and Doula/Birth Companion
After my second baby was born prematurely, I experienced how difficult it can be to receive good evidence-based breastfeeding support, and have since become committed to helping families with their breastfeeding journeys.
I initially trained with the Breastfeeding Network (BfN) and helped to set up the Islington breastfeeding project. I became an IBCLC in 2011, and have worked in various central London hospitals, as well as running busy drop-ins, parenting classes and training for N.H.S. staff, parents and doulas. My commitment to improving the experience of pregnancy, birth and motherhood led me to train as a doula and a Birth Companion.
I believe that birth can instigate a powerful change within a woman, and I have a strong desire to ensure the best possible start in life for parents and babies. Having observed how cranial sacral therapy can help a baby integrate with life outside the womb and particularly support feeding issues, I trained as a cranial sacral therapist to further support families.
I live in North London with my husband, two sons and cat
IF you have any questions about our treatments or osteopathy in general please get in touch on 020 7254 8890