About The Breastfeeding Consultancy

Janet Everest RN RM IBCLC has been a practicing midwife for over 30 years, specialising in infant feeding for the last decade. As a practicing midwife Janet has encountered all sorts of infant feeding issues and has been a leading voice in infant feeding for a number of years.

As well as being a practicing midwife and holding registered nursing qualifications, Janet is an International Board of Lactation Certified Consultant. After over 30 years working in hospitals and private homes, Janet now wants to focus on sharing her knowledge on breastfeeding to ensure new mothers have the assistance and information they need for successful breastfeeding.

Why contact The Breastfeeding Consultancy?

Successful breastfeeding is a very satisfying and rewarding part of motherhood. Both physically and emotionally to mother and baby.

The health benefits to both mother and baby have been well documented, but the availability of professional help, and/or time allocated is not always sufficient to meet the needs of the mother.

Many women have some difficulty with breastfeeding at some stage whether it is with their first baby or subsequent baby. There are many reasons why, but fortunately most problems can be resolved with the correct help and information.

The Breastfeeding Consultancy was set up because many women had expressed they did not know who to turn to for help once regular visits from the Community Midwife and/or Health Visitor had stopped.

The Breastfeeding Consultancy is committed to ensuring that women who have made the choice to breastfeed their babies are given the best possible, evidence based information to enable them to do so.

The Breastfeeding Consultancy can offer a consultation in the privacy of the home. Being unhurried with adequate time to relax, discuss the breastfeeding history and problems, observe feeding and assist with breastfeeding techniques, offer appropriate information and a plan of care to deal with any difficulties.

Common Problems When Breastfeeding

Sore Cracked Nipples

Sore cracked nipples are usually resolved by improving the positioning of the baby at the breast. It can occasionally be caused by tongue tie which may well be improved by better positioning.


With engorgement/mastitis, we look to improve breastfeeding practices to prevent a re-occurrence. We also look for recognition of bacterial mastitis and can provide the appropriate referrals.

Infant Weight Gain

If you have concerns about infant weight gain, we help by optimising lactation, breast drainage, improving positioning, as well as looking at the frequency and length of feeds.

Breast Refusal

We introduce gentle techniques to encourage the baby back to your breast. These techniques are a combination of skin to skin contact, co-bathing and hands off approaches.

Baby in Special Care

We can provide help and advice on the maintenance of lactation and transition of your baby from other feeding methods to breastfeeding.

Other Problems

We have listed some of the most common problems we encounter, however we can help with any problem you may have as a consequence of breastfeeding. Please contact us using the form below and we will happily help you.


PriceVisit Details
£45One Antenatal Visit
£95One Two Hour Visit
£70Subsequent One Hour Visits
£180Package of Three Visits

Areas we cover

The Breastfeeding Consultancy is based in Mid Sussex and covers a 15 mile radius around this location. Towns that we regularly visit include Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Brighton, Hove, Crawley, Horsham and Uckfield.

If you live outside these areas please do still get in touch, however we will have to quote a price for these visits. All pricing shown is for the area as shown on the map.

Contact The Breastfeeding Consultancy Today

If you are looking for help and assistance to get the most out of breastfeeding in East and West Sussex, don’t hesitate to contact us today. The 30+ years of experience we have mean that we are in the best position to help you and your newborn baby.

Contact us by using the form on the right, or call Janet on 07725 654119. Alternatively, if you would like to email us you can contact us via consultancy@thebcp.net.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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