Those first days and weeks with your new baby are a precious time. And yet for some mothers, finding the best way to encourage baby to “latch on” can be tricky. And if baby suffers from any one of a number of common conditions such as colic or reflux, it can often mean an inconvenient and unenjoyable readmission to the ward. Maternal Serenity is here to give you the best chance of overcoming these complications in your own time, and in your own home. After all, that’s where you’re most comfortable … and keeping mum calm and relaxed can be half the battle won! And trust me: there’s no greater feeling then confidently feeding your own baby!
Incredibly common, colic (an abnormally high amount of crying over a prolonged period) occurs in as many as 1 in 4 babies. And yet its effects can be severe.
It’s vital to catch colic early.
The good news is that colic can usually be treated without medication, and with little or no dietary change for baby.
Gastro-oesophageal reflux can be very upsetting to parents but is very common in babies. We can provide guidance, support and teach you effective winding techniques to help you soothe your baby.
I can help advise mums on some changes to their own diet that can improve things - and I can help mums and dads find ways to deal with the symptoms without letting them take over day-to-day life.
These are just three of the more common conditions that can interrupt the bliss that is new parenthood. There are of course many others - but there are always techniques to help cope and I can draw on my experience to help you through whatever you’re facing.
Rest assured though that Maternal Serenity is not about belligerently flying in the face of modern medicine! If I genuinely believe that either mum or baby needs the help of a doctor or other medical professional then I will always recommend that, and help you get the support you need from them.