Certified Sleep and Feeding Consultant (inc bottle refusal). 30+yrs experience/over 1,000 infants. In-home consultations with a high success rate. I will stay with you to guide you through each step of your infants tailor-made sleep or feeding plan. I give you evidence-based options and respect the choices that you make.
My holistic and completely non-judgmental approach is tailored around your infant’s personality. I take an in-depth look at your infant’s emotional and physical development, daily routine, dietary needs and much more before offering evidence-based advice.
Healthy sleep habits are a sound investment into your baby’s future.
"Suzy tells the truth and doesn't 'over-sell' her service. It all made sense and 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 as a mother, rather she adjusted her advice to suit us as a family. In fact, she took the stress out of sleep settling and I was surprised at how easy it was to do."
"We are already enjoying the fruits of your visit two days ago. Today Toby tried raspberry, peach and sourdough bread, and loved them all! We are also now enjoying much smoother bedtimes, and we've had no night wakings. Last night he slept through from 6:45 to 6:55 before we heard him -- the 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 sleeps well, no longer wants to actually sleep on my chest, and is now devouring everything on her plate".
Laura (6-month-old baby) in Zurich after a 4-day consultation:
"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"
"Suzy's determination and enthusiasm were contagious 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 and training our nanny and 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 marriage and my health. 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....! "
2019 updated Nutrition, weaning CMPA babies and Fussy Feeding with Nutritionist Claire Bryant
2018 E.D.S. SLEEP Study update and review - Certified and accredited
2018 CPR Child & baby lifesaver certificate (accredited course valid for 3 years)
2017 E.D.S. ADVANCED SLEEP - Accredited/Certified. Sleep Science, hygiene, disorders 0 to 16 years
2017 A.B.B.P. SLEEP Study with Professor Helen Ball, Durham University
2017 Lullaby Trust Safer SLEEP Seminar + Strep B & Meningitis Seminar
2016 MILLPOND SLEEP workshop - newborn to 6 yrs
2014 Breastfeeding & Tongue Tie Symposium at 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 MNT (high-level pass)
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
Professional Insurance - worldwide cover
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).
From 1st August 2019 onwards (availability changes frequently, please contact me to share your concerns and for ‘real time’ availability)
|Last Updated: 22/07/2019|
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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.
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
If you are reading this review looking for a sleep consultant, I am sure you are as desperate as I was when I looked at Suzy's other reviews on this website 6 weeks ago. Back then we had an 8 month year old daughter who woke every 20-90 minutes throughout the night, didn't eat well, was constantly falling on the 'percentile' weight chart and was extremely over-tired. (and a more than a tad manic!) My partner was seriously depressed and completely exhausted and I had been off work for the best part of 6 months to help out. We weren't living, we were surviving...and doing a pretty poor job of that. Our relationship was being tested and I hated people asking how my daughter was doing because I didn't want to lie to them but at the same time it broke my heart to tell them that things weren't great.
No one seemed to understand. BUT...and there is a big BUT...we made the very difficult decision to ask for help. Lucky for us, the person we asked was Suzy Lane as it was critical that we found the right person. Suzy stayed with us for 7 days as we had multiple related issues that we needed to tackle at the same time. What I really like about her approach is that is completely tailored to each family...she watches and assesses personalities (baby and parents) before recommending a plan. This makes a lot of sense to me and it was really important to us, especially considering how fragile my partner was when Suzy arrived. Results wise, our daughter first slept through the night on day 5 of Suzy's stay. Since Suzy left, we have had to go into my daughter's room on 3 nights out of 30+...her sleep is totally solid...she is eating more in 1 meal now than she used to eat in 3 days...she is piling on weight...she is much calmer, sharper and happier. My partner is 'herself' again as she is now getting 8 hrs sleep a night at least. It is not an over-statement to say that in my adult life, no person I have met has affected as much positive change in such a short space of time as Suzy. In one week she literally 'gave our lives back to us' and set up my daughter to thrive by installing proven sleeping and feeding routine which we have consistently stuck to. I didn't know Suzy before we hired her and didn't have a personal recommendation so I naturally saw hiring her as a bit of a risk...however that risk massively paid off for us as I am sure if will for you if you ask Suzy to come and help you!
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