Antenatal Preparation

Meet 1:1 in your home or over video consultation to discuss how to prepare to feed your baby. This is best from 34 weeks onwards.

This covers:

  • How breastfeeding works

  • Antenatal Colostrum Harvesting

  • How to hold your baby for feeding

  • Breastfeeding in the early days

  • Hand expressing

  • Common feeding concerns

  • How to tell if your baby is getting enough milk

  • Answering any specific concerns

  • Much more...

You will get a summary of what was discussed to refer to again

£120 for 90 mins
pregnant woman
pregnant woman

Colostrum harvesting is a way to prepare for breastfeeding before your baby arrives.

It is using the skill of hand expressing to collect colostrum (1st milk) from 36 weeks onwards.

Why harvest colostrum?

Builds confidence in breastfeeding

● Helps you get familiar with your breasts before breastfeeding

Collect colostrum to give to your baby in the early days

● Helps transition your colostrum to more mature milk earlier once you deliver


Colostrum Harvesting

Antenatal Hand Expressing Session

  • Online session (30 mins)

  • Demonstrate hand expressing technique

  • When to hand express

  • Safe storage of breastmilk

  • How to give colostrum to your baby

"Caitlin’s passion for supporting women on their breastfeeding journey is clear from just one conversation with her. While I was pregnant with my first baby, Caitlin not only taught me the basics of newborn feeding but gave me helpful tips and tricks to use along the way. A skill I found particularly helpful was how to harvest colostrum before the baby arrived. This was proven to be very useful when I had an emergency c-section and my milk came in on day three because of the prep-work Caitlin had suggested. I would highly recommend her to anyone researching or planning on breastfeeding."

Amy H

"Caitlin is a fantastic midwife. Her knowledge on women and breastfeeding is amazing, I don’t think I would have been able to breastfeed without her help. She was able to teach me so much when I was pregnant and then she was there in the very tricky early days with my baby. She’s calm, reassuring and so kind. Thank you so much Caitlin!!"

Berry C

"Caitlin’s help was invaluable in those first few days of breastfeeding. She was calm and gave us so much reassurance that things were going well. She was also very happy to answer my many follow up questions in the days and weeks that followed. Without this kind of support, there is no way I would have continued breastfeeding."

Katie R


Happy clients

Postnatal Package

An initial consultation with a follow up visit to get breastfeeding off to the best start :

  • 2 postnatal visits (2hrs) within the first month post delivery. These do not need to be scheduled in advance

  • A written feeding plan & summary of what we discussed

  • Follow up checks via call/text


Full Package

A bespoke feeding package tailored to your needs, an initial free consultation to discuss your needs and pencil in the first visit, each postnatal visit will be organised once your baby arrives:

  • A 1 hour antenatal preparation class & hand expressing support (online or in your home)

  • 2 postnatal visits within the first month post delivery to get breastfeeding off to the best start. Typically within the 1st week and then within the 1st month.

  • A written individualised feeding plan

  • Follow up checks via call/text

  • Follow up email with resources and a summary of what we discussed



For any queries just get in touch