Rosemary's Reviews

Maternity Nurse

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Average Rating: 5 stars (5 from 14 reviews)

I cannot thank Rosemary enough! With her guidance our 6 month old daughter O went from total bottle refusal to taking expressed bottles within 24 hours and then hydrolysed formula (which smells really funky!) within 72 hours.
Her instructions were always calm and clear, and she was always available on the end of the phone. Plus they really worked! After nearly 2 months of trying various bottles and teets with no success I still can’t quite believe it!! Thanks so much again!!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for RachB RachB about Avatar for Rosemary Rosemary on 23/12/2019

Rosemary came the day after we returned from the hospital and spent several days with us in the first couple of weeks teaching the basics from breastfeeding to bathing.

She helped not only to set routine for baby but also to build my confidence as a new mom.

She is trustworthy, very experienced and approachable. Every baby is different. We very much appreciate her support from the beginning.

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by Avatar for Lynne Lynne about Avatar for Rosemary Rosemary on 16/09/2019

Rosemary came to our rescue when our 7 months old son was continuing to refuse to take a bottle. We were getting desperate with my return to work looming on the horizon in 4 weeks.
Rosemary wasn't just brilliant she was absolutely phenomenal. She is kind, caring, professional and extremely skilled. As any mother would, I was extremely anxious about the whole process, but realised it was all going to be fine as soon as she walked in through the door! She has an aura of calm and composure about her which stems from her wealth of experience.
Within 12 hours, our stubborn little man was drinking from a bottle and is continuing to do so and is also sleeping much better. Rosemary didn't just get our son to take the bottle, she helped us reassess and resolve a number of issues we were struggling with. We will forever be grateful to her for helping us and can't recommend her enough. I only wish I had met her much much earlier in my journey as a mother, I imagine she would have made my journey a lot easier. Thank you Rosemary, you are amazing.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Maryam Maryam about Avatar for Rosemary Rosemary on 28/11/2018

I contacted Rosemary when I had hit a brick wall, trying to get my (by now) 4 month old to take the bottle. A friend's maternity nurse had recommended her. I thought I had tried absolutely everything - multiple teats, multiple attempts, trying to get others to feed my daughter etc. and wasn't particularly optimistic. Rosemary's confidence was contagious and she gave us fantastic practical and moral support. She spoke to my husband and me separately about how we could achieve this seemingly impossible task and was reassuring, sensitive and encouraging. I was impressed by how Rosemary knew just when to check in with us and could predict how my daughter might react, suggesting solutions at every turn. It was lovely working with someone who was entirely non-judgemental and who trod that line of emotional support and advice so well. I would recommend her to anyone!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Harriet Harriet about Avatar for Rosemary Rosemary on 23/10/2018

After many failed attempts at getting our 3 month old daughter to take a bottle, I sought advice online and came across Rosemary.
She is a very kind and generous person who gave clear advice. As I talked through our situation she was so supportive and informative. I listened to her detailed advice on how to help my daughter to take a bottle and my mum and sister were able to put it into practice. It's day 2 today and my daughter is happily drinking a bottle.

I felt quite helpless and upset before talking to Rosemary and she has helped me feel more confident as a new mum. I really would recommend Rosemary because of her gentle, calm and supportive approach.

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by Avatar for Malifeu Malifeu about Avatar for Rosemary Rosemary on 11/07/2017

Rosie was so helpful and her guidance has made a huge difference to our sleep and sanity with our three week old. Just one consultation with her, and her generous phone support, helped us make an immediate leap from cluster feeding all night and using me as a dummy to sleeping for 5 hours straight. We now have a strong pattern for feeding, playing and sleeping that works for our whole family and our baby.
I highly recommend working with Rosie. It's a highly valuable investment in really enjoying time with a precious newborn.
Thank you.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for MaddyC MaddyC about Avatar for Rosemary Rosemary on 10/07/2017

We got in touch with Rosie on the advice of a friend and I am so glad we did. Our 7 month old son had been refusing the bottle for months, we'd tried everything! Rosie told us exactly what we needed to know and success was ours 24 hours later! She was just at the other end of the phone if we needed her and made sure to follow up to see how we were doing. She even gave us a wealth of useful information to help with our son's eczema. I can't recommend her highly enough!

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by Avatar for abreeze abreeze about Avatar for Rosemary Rosemary on 14/04/2017

On Thursday 16th March 2017 I had reached the end of my tether, after my 5 month old had been repeatedly refusing the bottle for approx. 30 days......cue, Rosemary Kennedy. I was put in touch with Rosemary following a Facebook plea and called her the following morning.
Rosemary was sooooooo incredibly helpful offering me unlimited free phone advice and gave me an immediate plan. My husband and I got straight on with it on Sunday am first feed and I can now say that as of today, Monday 20th March my daughter now bottle feeds!
I have called Rosemary to let her know and her continued kind and encouraging nature is endless. She would like me to stay in touch and let her know how it is going.
People like Rosemary are rare....kind, generous with their time and encouraging to other mothers out there. So if you need some help or advice please call Rosemary. I didn't know her before Friday, have never met her but she has helped me immensely and I am forever grateful to this wonderful woman.
P.s. Do you do therapy too?!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for DesrieJ DesrieJ about Avatar for Rosemary Rosemary on 20/03/2017

Rosemary was recommended to me by a friend as I had reached the end of my tether trying to get my nearly 5 month old on the bottle. Rosemary arrived and I instantly liked her - it was like welcoming an old friend into our house and she was brilliant with my other children too. She explained the process to us comprehensively and encouraged me to spend the day away from the house so that my little one wouldn't smell me and my milk! We ended up having a lovely day out and Rosemary kept us posted with texts and a facetime call of M's progress. I expected M to be miserable and hungry but she wasn't - she was taking very small amounts but happily. Rosemary was relaxed and professional and also encouraged my husband to go out and enjoy a rare night out which we duly did! After 24 hours or so M was taking larger amounts by bottle from my husband and Rosemary left at the end of day 2 with very clear instructions and has been very supportive via text and phone since. M took her first bottle from me after 48 hours. I have also managed to breastfeed too which I was worried might set us back but it doesn't seem to have done so far, as I would like to mix feed going forward. I would thoroughly recommend Rosemary's services - she was lovely and has enabled me to gain a bit more freedom away from my precious little girl (and the ability to enjoy a couple of drinks!)

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for 3Girls 3Girls about Avatar for Rosemary Rosemary on 01/01/2017

Rosemary was recommended to me by a friend when I was struggling to get my 5 month old baby to nap. I was experiencing lots of crying and fussing and was dreading nap times every day. Rosemary has a very flexible and practical approach and we started with some advice over the phone which was enough to break a bad cycle and get me back on track. If more work was needed Rosemary was prepared to travel to help out in person. Fantastic advice from a compassionate, and clearly very experienced professional!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Jo B Jo B about Avatar for Rosemary Rosemary on 29/07/2016

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