6: #6 Feeding Your Newborn with Shel Banks

Finally Pregnant

By Cat Strawbridge (@tryingyears)

6: #6 Feeding Your Newborn with Shel Banks

Tuesday, 2 July

In this episode we talk all things infant feeding with expert Shel Banks.  Shel specialises in unsettled babies, disturbed sleep, formula feeding and faltering growth and is also an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant based in the northwest of England.

Shel is a very busy lady working with the NHS in research, training, holding private practices assisting mothers and babies with feeding issues and much more. Find out more at www.shelbanks.co.uk or you can follow her on instagram

I came across her because of a Channel 4 Dispatches show – The Great Formula Milk Scandal. One of the things I really liked about Shel’s approach is that she is a) clearly very experienced and b) non judgmental about breast or formula feeding which I think is really important. 

Shel recommends the following two leaflets when reading up about feeding 

A Guide to Bottle Feeding
Off to the best start leaflet 

She also mentions the free National Breast Feeding Helpline which offers peer to peer advice and support. 

If you have any questions about anything we discuss please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Shel.

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Look forward to hearing from you!

Cat @tryingyears

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