30+ yrs exp as a Maternity Nurse, Sleep & Feeding Consultant (bottle refusal). I am here to support you in your choices. I offer 24 - 72 hr consultations in your home or virtually in'real time'. Trained by highly renowned experts in their respective fields, I offer a holistic, gentle and intuitive approach to all aspects of infant care. My advice is based on science and evidence-based information. Mindful of you and your infants emotional well-being and respectful of your infant's unique personality, I give you options so that it's you who chooses the best path for your family. I offer you guidance and emotional support giving you a big boost of confidence too.
Mother of a 4 month old "Suzy has performed an absolute miracle! After 3 months of trying to get our breastfeeding little boy to bottle feed, I finally admitted defeat. Suzy was easy to communicate with, calm, sensitive to our concerns and also with our son. In under 24 hours I came back to see my husband proudly bottle-feeding our son. I highly recommend Suzy's feeding service, it's perfect!"
Mother of a 2 month old "With Suzy's help, support and encouragement, my daughter no longer demands to sleep on my chest all night..."
Mother of a 6 month old “Suzy didn’t try to force me to do anything that went against my ideas, rather she adjusted her sleep plan to suit us as a family and it worked.”
Father of a 10 month old "Suzy tells the truth and it all made sense. My baby sleeps and we have got our life back!".
Mother of a 3 year old "Suzy came recommended by my doctor and inspired trust right from the start.”
Mother of a 7 month old "We are already enjoying the fruits of your visit two days ago. Today Toby is eating and sleeping so much better than before. He tried raspberry, peach and sourdough bread, and loved them all! We are also now enjoying much smoother bedtimes and no night wakings."
Mother of a 1 year old "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 had imagined..."
Mother of 3 year old "Suzy is warm, non-judgemental and professional... I can't recommend her highly enough as a true child sleep expert."
Father of 5 month old “With lockdown we decided to make the most of this time to book Suzy’s online bottle refusal service. She was available in the daytime and throughout the night, coaching and guiding us via an unlimited number of video calls and texts. In just under 24 hours our baby was happily bottle feeding. I highly recommend Suzy’s service!”
Mother of a 6 month old "Suzy Rocks! Her enthusiasm was contagious from the start and she embraced our style of parenting, included our toddler in everything and trained our nanny, all in great humour. Billys sleep has improved and we have a flexible but solid plan as we move forward"
Mother of 14 month old
"Since your short visit everything has improved, including my son’s eating habits. You are a very special magic person!"
Mother of 6 month old and a toddler struggling to coordinate both infant's daily patterns:
".....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....! "
2021 British Sleep Society Paediatric Sleep virtual conference with CPD credits
2020 Professor Helen Ball - Latest studies around normal infant sleep and parental expectations
2020 E.D.S Annual Sleep Study Update
2020 CPR and First Aid
2019 British Sleep Society conference 'Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Early Childhood by Professor 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 babies, C.M.P.A 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, non-medical 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 Certified M.N.T.
2009, 2011, 2012 & 2014, 2016 2018 CPR Child and baby lifesaver certificate
2009 Post Natal Depression and Post Partum Psychosis Certified M.N.T.
2008 Infant Sleep Training Certified M.N.T
1978 N.A.M.C.W Certified in baby and infant care
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).
Virtual Advice and Support from 5th April 2021. 29th April for in-home consultations. I currently maintain strict isolation for a minimum of 10 days prior to starting each consultation. I wear a mask when requested, practice regular hand washing etc.
I am easy to talk to so please do call me to share your concerns. Confidentiality guaranteed.
|Last Updated: 29/03/2021|
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- First Aid Certificate (added 07/04/2020)
- Full CV (added 14/09/2018)
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Suzy was my third - and final! - sleep consultant! By the time Suzy came, my six month old was an ace daytime napper, but turned into a little terror when it came to bedtime. I didn't have a way of getting him to sleep in the evening that didn't involve tears and more tears. I knew I wasn't being consistent (bad!) but I also felt that I'd given all the various techniques I'd read about a pretty decent go and didn't know what else to try. I'd lost all confidence in my parenting ability and was worried that I was traumatising my baby with his evening crying. Suzy completely came to the rescue, reassuring me that my baby was fine (albeit pretty headstrong!) and giving me the confidence and encouragement to see my chosen technique through. I trusted her completely. Five days after Suzy came, he was asleep at bedtime within 10 minutes. She made the baby happy. She made me happy. The dogs loved her. Everyone loved her!
Response by Suzy_BabyExpert on 11/09/2020:
The feeling is mutual and that includes your dogs! I loved the challenge of your gorgeous little boys sleep resisting antics and I am so deeply proud of you for following right through to a great result. Congratulations and a big little hug to your very stunning baby boy (and the dogs too!).
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.
Response by Suzy_BabyExpert on 24/11/2019:
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.
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!
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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