5 stars (18)

Maternity Nurse in London

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Female Member since Jan 2009 Last Updated Dec 2019 Last Login 04 Dec 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Night Nanny
MNT Course
First Aid Training
Special Needs Experience
Multiple Birth Experience
DBS Check
Baby Sleep Expert

About Me

Suzy is a certified Sleep, Newborn & Feeding Consultant (inc.bottle refusal). Very experienced (30 yrs),1,000+ infants. Suzy has been trained by highly renowned experts in their relevant fields, she has a holistic, gentle and intuitive approach to all aspects of baby and childcare. Her consultations offer a high success rate because she advises and offers support in your home using evidence-based methods. She also works with and is respectful of your infant's unique personality. She offers you sensible options and then respects the choices that you make for your family. She will guide you through each step of your little ones tailor-made sleep and feeding plan or simply support you in newborn care, giving you that big boost of confidence and empowering you as a parent.

Suzy has a completely non-judgmental approach and takes an in-depth look at your infant’s emotional and physical development, daily patterns, dietary needs and, of course, your preferences before offering advice.

By creating good sleep and feeding habits you are making a sound investment into your child's future.

TESTIMONIALS:

"Suzy has performed an absolute miracle! After 3 months of trying to get our breastfeeding little boy to bottle feed, I finally admitted defeat. We were desperate because I was due back at work the following week and still didn't know how my baby would be fed. Suzy is easy to communicate with, calm, sensitive to our concerns also kind and gentle with our son. In just under 24 hours I came back well rested to see my husband calmly bottle feeding our son. I highly recommend Suzy's feeding service, it's perfect!"

"Suzy tells the truth and it all made sense. It was so much easier than we thought it would be; my baby sleeps and we have got our life back!".

"Suzy came recommended by my doctor and inspired trust right from the start. I had finally found someone who was respectful of my baby's emotional needs. I was relieved to see that Suzy didn’t force me to do anything that went against my ideas, rather she adjusted her advice to suit us as a family.”

"We are already enjoying the fruits of your visit two days ago during our Complete Feed & Sleep consultation. Today Toby tried raspberry, peach and sourdough bread, and loved them all! We are also now enjoying much smoother bedtimes and no night wakings. Last night he slept through from 6:45 to 6:55 before we heard him - a magic 12 hours!"

"With Suzy's help, support and encouragement, I have turned a corner to the point where I am able to map out mine and my baby's future! My daughter no longer demands to actually sleep on my chest..."

"I can't believe it! We have gone from hourly night feedings/wakings to blissful sleep! He is a completely different little boy, much happier! .....It was so much easier than I thought it would be..."

"Everything you have taught us works and it makes so much sense. I feel happy and confident again"

My Experience

"Suzy's enthusiasm was contagious from the start and we immediately felt the 'calm' as soon as she arrived. Suzy joined our family for 4 days, embracing our style of parenting, including our toddler in everything and training our nanny, all in great humour. Billie is in a much better place now and we have a flexible but solid plan as we move forward. Suzy, you ROCK!"

"We had been struggling to get our breastfed 6 month old to take a bottle. We tried everything without success. Suzy has a very gentle and nurturing approach and now we have a very happy bottle-fed baby and an even happier mum."

"Suzy's advice was gentle, warm and targeted towards my daughter's personality and individual needs..."

"Suzy is warm, non-judgemental and professional... She has not only helped my son to become a relaxed, happy baby, she has saved my sanity, my health and our marriage. I feel good about being a mother to my son again. I can't recommend her highly enough as an expert sleep consultant."

"...I had been looking online for the answer to our sleep struggles and getting very confused as there are so many different opinions, so then I thought why don't I ask Mary Poppins herself?! I got the immediate recipe for success. Keep saving mothers all over the world Suzy, you are amazing!'

Mrs G (48 hour consultation - immature eating habits)
"Since your short visit everything has improved, including M’s eating and ability to play on his own. You are a very special magic person!"

Mrs S (first and second babies who had various sleep and dietary concerns)
"Suzy is a miracle worker! She takes time to get to know you, is so encouraging and gentle. She has helped me get both of my children to sleep through the night and they are both much happier little people."

Mrs M (mother of a 6 month old and a toddler struggling to coordinate her children's daily patterns, sibling jealousy issues):
".....Our new 'Suzy Routine" means the old, high-stress points at the end of the day when I was trying to juggle two cross little girls no longer exists. Suzy has my highly esteemed regard....! "

My Qualifications

2019 British Sleep Society conference 'Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Early Childhood: A Goodness of Fit Perspective' by Professor Monique LeBourgeois - University of Colorado, U.S.A.
2019 E.D.S. SLEEP update and review of evidence-based studies - Accredited/Certified.
2019 Nutrition update: Weaning C.M.P.A. babies and Fussy Feeding, Nutritionist Claire Bryant
2018 E.D.S. SLEEP Study update and review - Accredited/Certified.
2018 CPR Child & baby lifesaver certificate (accredited course valid 3 years)
2017 E.D.S. ADVANCED SLEEP - Accredited/Certified. The science of sleep, sleep hygiene, behavioural sleep disorders 0-16 years
2017 A.B.B.P. - Sleep Study Day with Professor Helen Ball, Durham University
2017 Lullaby Trust - Safer Sleep Seminar + Strep B & Meningitis Seminar
2016 MILLPOND - SLEEP workshop 0-6 yrs
2014 Breastfeeding & Tongue Tie Symposium Dr. Lawrence Kotlow, Kings College Hospital
2010 Breastfeeding Certificate MNT (high-level pass)
2009, 2011, 2012 & 2014, 2016 CPR Child and baby lifesaver certificate
2009 Post Natal Depression and Post Partum Psychosis (M.N.T.)
2008 Infant Sleep Training Certified M.N.T (high-level pass)
1978 N.A.M.C.W Certified in baby and infant care

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
2018 Police checked
Member of the Association of Birth & Baby Professionals
Member of the British Sleep Society
Member of The International Paediatric Sleep Association
Member of the World Sleep Society
Professional Insurance - worldwide cover (excluding U.S.A and war zones!)
Full, clean driving license (own car)
Countries worked: UK & most of Europe, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Jordan, U.A.E, China & U.S.A.
English and French (fluent written and spoken).

My Availability

From 15th December 2019
Please contact Suzy to discuss your concerns. She is caring and understanding

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Last Updated: 04/12/2019

My Fees

  • Maternity Nursing from £20.00 per hour (gross)

Rates start 'from'... with a selection of newborn, sleep and feeding packages so please see Suzy’s website for further details.

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  • Full CV (added 14/09/2018)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for SuzySleepConsultant. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

We purchased blissful sleep and worked with Suzy across three days with two-weeks text support. Words will not adequately convey our feelings about Suzy and the changes that she guided and supported in developing a sleep routine in our baby: but life-changing covers it. We *highly, highly* recommend this package and Suzy.

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by about SuzySleepConsultant on 24/11/2019


Response by SuzySleepConsultant on 24/11/2019:

Dear CDS,

I am thrilled that you are now sleeping well and very grateful for your kind words.
I wish you all the heartfelt best in the future and lots and lots more blissful sleep....

Suzy was fantastic with our 9 month old who had refused a bottle for 6 months, and outwitted previous consultants on the matter. Our baby is now very happily taking the bottle, and as a bonus her sleeping has improved. Suzy’s intuitive, baby led approach made me feel completely comfortable and we are thrilled with the results. I would wholeheartedly and very enthusiastically recommend Suzy to anyone having feeding or sleeping trouble.

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by about SuzySleepConsultant on 17/07/2019

We hired Suzy to persuade our extremely willful 7 month old to take a bottle, after months and months of trying ourselves without success. Suzy's approach was calm, knowledgeable, extremely skilful and well, quite astonishing. She is the closest to a true baby whisperer I've ever come across, and my husband learned so much from the time they spent together with our baby (I was away from the house to enable operation bottle to succeed!). Suzy also took great care to ensure I was ok, both mentally and physically, with stopping breastfeeding and being away from our baby. She went above and beyond I felt. Her support following the successful bottle training was also brilliant and generous. I never really thought our baby would accept a bottle, but it took just 2 days and now he is exclusively drinking milk from a bottle, and happily so. Don't hesitate to hire Suzy!

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by about SuzySleepConsultant on 02/05/2019

Suzy came to the rescue when we were under real time pressure. I was due to start back at work part time and our predominantly breastfed four month old had recently stopped taking expressed milk by bottle, refusing with crying fits and leaving us worried she'd go hungry when I wasn't there. Our efforts employing different teats, bottles, locations and family members only seemed to make her more and more angry.

Our little girl responded well immediately to Suzy's manner - she is clearly brilliant with babies. Suzy guided my daughter and husband gently through a process to get her taking milk from the bottle again and in increasing volumes until she was taking full feeds. 

We were impressed by Suzy's ability to help both an infant and stressed out parents while maintaining calm and understanding. She even kept me updated on what was my first day back at work with WhatsApp messages, pictures and videos to reassure me that my daughter was happy and in good hands. Her aftercare via WhatsApp kept us on track through the week that followed, answering questions and cheering us on.

We'd recommend Suzy's bottle refusal assistance highly and would sign up for her other services with confidence if we need them in future.

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by about SuzySleepConsultant on 08/02/2018

At six months old our son was waking almost hourly throughout the night, wouldn't nap for longer than 20 minutes during the day and was snacking on breast milk throughout the day and night. We had tried to set in place a good routine but we were not confident in what we were doing. With so much advice, methods, friends, the internet etc. out there we were confused, doubting what we were doing and how we were doing it. The more tired we became the harder it got. Suzy came along and gave us confidence to pursue our chosen method, helping us to stick at it and keep consistent, and within the month we had a happy baby who was confidently eating solids with a clear feeding and sleeping routine, napping three times a day and sleeping 11 hours a night. We were able to wean him off the night feeds and finally started to get regular good night sleeps! The more sleep we got the more confident we became, the happier we were and the more we could give our gorgeous son. Suzy helped us clarify what was right for us as a family, in terms of the support she could offer us the methods we could use and the routine we wanted to put in place, and we highly recommend her….and sleep!!!

Thank you Suzy :-) x

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by about SuzySleepConsultant on 08/10/2017

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