Beth, I wanted to say a HUGE thank you for providing Allison as my Mothercraft nurse.
She helped my son Harry and I immensely when we were going through a tough time around the 5 week mark. It seems Harry had a mild case of reflux which Allison was able to diagnose immediately by asking some specific questions. I thought his symptoms were “normal” for a baby his age, but it seems they weren’t and that we could help him.
Allison helped me with strategies for helping Harry cope with his reflux, she introduced the feed/play/sleep routine and showed me how to settle Harry in my arms. For me, this was the biggest help as the only way I’d been able to settle Harry to sleep up until that time was by breastfeeding him. To have other ways of helping him off to sleep was a massive relief and it also meant that I could share this ‘job’ with my partner. And most importantly, this strategy worked.
More recently, I asked Allison to come back to help Harry to self settle, now that he’s just over 3 months old. We are on day 3 now and Harry has been amazing and is self settling like a champ. Last night he slept 11 hours straight without needing a feed! Of course I would never have known what to do if it wasn’t for Allison’s help. Truly, she is a wonderful Mothercraft nurse and human being.
Apart from being an expert in this area, Allison has a beautiful and caring style, she teaches so well and is just a great person to be around.
I cannot thank you both enough for your coaching, support and understanding; you’ve helped a new mum like me feel more confident in myself and you’ve helped me to enjoy time with my baby as well – which is absolutely priceless.
I will be recommending you, Allison and Mothercraft for Babies to anyone that asks where to get help!