Thank you for your help, I hate using this phrase but I had a "covid lockdown baby" no one would help or give me answers until I found your page.
You made me brave, and although our feeding journey didn't go as planned it would have been impossible without your advice. So thank you so much x
I had a painful milk blister that wasn’t going away through feeding alone and was sore from rubbing with a hot flannel. Emily’s salt and hot water method was much gentler and effective
A couple days after having my second baby I developed 'milk belbs'. Not knowing what these were and unable to get in touch with my midwife, I sent a message to Emily. She explained what they were and how to help. A few days later my feeds were pain free! Thank you so much!
Thank you so much for your support and advice, which enabled me to identify that my daughter had a tongue-tie. We’ve now had that sorted and are able to continue our breastfeeding journey comfortably. It wouldn’t have happened without your wisdom and guidance. Thank you so much!
Thank you for being such a big help in such a unhelpful time where we have no healthcare support. You gave me back my confidence in continuing to trust my body to be able to continue our breastfeeding journey 💕
Emily’s knowledge on breastfeeding is incredible. I followed Mama’s Milk Monday from early on in my pregnancy & learnt so much! I also reached out when I hit a bit of a crisis and she got straight back to me. The support Emily provides is exactly what every new mother needs because breastfeeding is not common sense and not as natural as you expect it to be, it comes with its challenges! But it’s also the most rewarding and worthwhile thing! Without this education & community I wouldn’t have been successful with breastfeeding purely because you do not get any of this from the NHS.
I decided before my baby even arrived that I would want to exclusively breastfeed, so I did my research, I read a few books and followed some recommended Instagram accounts (Emily’s being one of those accounts).
I was off to a good start with breastfeeding once my baby boy arrived, i felt confident feeding him and loved the bond it was encouraging between us, but as a first time mum during COVID-19 the support was minimal, my baby had started to fuss on my breast, I had a few questions and didn’t know who to turn too.
I sent Emily a message through Instagram, and she got back to me straight away, made me feel completely at ease for reaching out, offered brilliant advice and comforted me.
Emily encouraged me that this was all normal and part of baby’s development. If it hadn’t been for Emily then I may have sadly ended our breastfeeding journey.
My baby boy is now 8 weeks old and I hope to continue to breastfeed for as long as he wants to. I wouldn’t hesitate turning to Emily for advice again and was thrilled when I seen she was starting ‘mamas milk’ and am so happy to be part of the breastfeeding community that Emily wishes to create. I’m so glad I have somewhere and someone to turn to for advice any time! I look forward to seeing the breastfeeding accessories and will be purchasing myself, so that Emily can continue to help mums like me.
I’ve followed Emily online for a long time and, knowing we would want a family at some point, maintained a passing interest in her breastfeeding content. Once we found out we were expecting I paid attention a bit more, reading the weekly Q&A and getting to grips with some of the common issues I might face as a first time Mum.
Come the big day, baby arrived and we managed a decent latch after a couple of hours (plus a few attempts at the “NHS shove” from the midwives. Baby was cluster feeding but I understood this was normal for a newborn so stuck with it. By Day 5 baby had regained all of his lost birth weight, feeding had become more comfortable and we even managed to clear a blocked duct within a few hours because we knew what to do and got on with it.
My top tip for any FTM is now to follow Mamas Milk Monday and read the answers as well as the questions to get a really good understanding before starting feeding. Thanks Emily!
At the end of 2019 i became a mum for the first time to my little boy, Reuben.
I hadn’t set my heart on breastfeeding while pregnant as I had heard so many horror stories. So I went into labour with an open mind - ‘if I could then I would, but no pressure’.
Luckily for us, after a traumatic birth, we were able to start our breastfeeding journey.. a journey that we probably wouldn’t still be on 10 months later without Emily’s help.
Emily is so knowledgable and has such a relaxed and informative approach, which has kept me at ease throughout all of my worries.
She has such passion for normalising breastfeeding, which is infectious!
I can’t recommend Emily enough, I have and will continue to point fellow mamas and mamas to be in her direction.
I am forever thankful to Emily, for the love and support she has put into helping me. She has enabled my son and I to share the most amazing experience and have the most incredible bond that I will treasure forever.
I was recommended your Instagram by my amazing boss (your lovely sister, Lisa!) 😁
In a time where there were no support groups open, no visits from the health visitor, and no personal experience you were a god send! None of my family ever breastfed, so I had a lot of comments that I should just bottle feed as it would be easier 🙈 My baby was a whopping 10lb 4.5 at birth & fed like an absolute trooper. I couldn't believe how hard it was! But watching your stories & reading your captions made me not want to give up. For my baby, and for the pride it brought myself 🤱🏼💪🏻 My baby is 12 weeks now & we're still exclusively breastfeeding Thank you xx
I struggled with my breast feeding journey but received amazing advice and support from Emily. I was physically emotionally and mentally exhausted when I reached out to her, I am fortunate enough to call her my friend and she was by my side at the drop of the hat and was always available on the phone. She is so knowledgeable and gave me amazing advice and support. She pointed me in the direction of useful products and books. She was nonjudgmental when I had to end my breast feeding journey and supported me every step of the way. I am privileged to have Emily in my life as my friend and the emotional support I have received from her is priceless, my two girls are so lucky to have her too.
I followed Emily on Instagram after seeing her tagged in an insta story where she had recommended some literature for BF mums. I instantly pressed ‘follow’ (and bought the book) and her feed has since been my go to space when online.
After my little girl had her tongue tie cut recently, I reached out to Emily for some general advice regarding latch as I hadn’t received anything in terms of aftercare from the hospital. Emily got back to me straight away with voice messages giving me exercises to try for a deep latch and also for secondary tongue tie prevention. I can’t tell you how much I appreciated those messages.
Even as a mum who’s breastfeeding for the 2nd time around, its hard and sometimes quite lonely so it’s always nice to know there is a community out there - #mamasmilkmonday is such a brilliant way of connecting and gaining advice from one BF mama to another.