Breastfeeding Support:

Becky Warboys, Lactation Consultant -York / Skype Breastfeeding Support

Nurture Natal - York Hypnobirthing Antenatal Classes

Nurture Natal - UK Courses for student and prospective student midwives



*The KG Method is taught by qualified members of the hypnobirthing association

About NurtureNatal

Becky Warboys, BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), RM, IBCLC, DipHB

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Becky is a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) qualified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and a registered midwife. I offer empathetic and experienced private lactation consultant services providing breastfeeding help in your home or mine for breastfeeding support and breastfeeding education antenatally.

All mother-baby teams are unique and as such support is tailored to their needs to endeavour to meet each individual mother’s breastfeeding goals. The initial meeting normally lasts up to an hour and a half where we can talk about breastfeeding and look at any particular challenges you may be experiencing.  The breastfeeding support service in person is offered within 30 miles of York. Online video messaging consultations are also available but I regret that full tongue tie assessments can not be provided over video due to limitations however if we together identify an assessment is warranted then I can support you finding somewhere locally to do so or you may travel to York to see me. Flat rate fees are agreed up-front so there will be no hidden surprises. Fees are affordable and will be provided upon application. Services offered include:

Becky's Breastfeeding Background:

In 2005, as a mother with a keen interest in breastfeeding, I was one of the founding members of the York based breastfeeding support group, Treasure Chest. I trained as a breastfeeding peer supporter on the first course we commissioned and I found my spiritual home supporting women in their infant feeding decisions. Within two years I had trained as a breastfeeding counsellor with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM) which led to time spent volunteering on the National Breastfeeding helpline. I am able to draw upon over eight years of personal breastfeeding experience of my four children in order to provide women with sensitive and empathetic care.

I qualified as a midwife in 2014 and work as a rotational hospital midwife where supporting women with breastfeeding is an integral part of my role both in the first few hours after birth and during the stay on the postnatal ward. I also spent a year as a community midwife offering breastfeeding support in the early days.  My training as a midwife has placed me well in being able to understand and interpret evidence and to provide evidence-based support. My BSc dissertation was on the impact of syntocinon on breastfeeding. This synchronised my midwifery-derived fascination with oxytocin and my breastfeeding worlds and I had the opportunity to discuss this project with world renowned obstetrician and author Michel Odent. I have been fortunate to have two academic papers published in professional journals - one on breastfeeding education for midwives and the second on the Lactational Amenorrhoea Method. I have also had writings published in the ABM magazine. When waiting to train as a midwife I worked formally with Mary Renfrew at the York Mother and Infant Research Unit on the Breastfeeding Education Project.

As part of Nurture Natal I have run courses for aspiring student midwives on breastfeeding for the last 4 years, we also teach on the microbiome and fetal programming. These have a hugely important overlap with breastfeeding. In addition, I qualified as a hypnobirthing teacher in 2013 and have taught regular sessions ever since including breastfeeding education. I have a level 3 certificate in education and training.

Disclaimer: All help will be given within the limitations of the service to support you meet your breastfeeding goals but we can not guarantee this will happen or that breastfeeding will be successful.  As parents you are responsible for all decisions taken regarding your baby's health and wellbeing and we can not be held liable for any health issues which may arise during the course of our time working together or afterwards.