Qualified nurse and former midwife Clare Byam-Cook is one of the UK’s leading breastfeeding experts.

A specialist on breastfeeding since 1989, Clare runs her own private consultations and has been called upon by a host of big names to help solve feeding issues; Kate Winslet, Gabby Logan, Ayda Field, Izzy Judd, Geri (Halliwell) Horner, Cherry Healey and Helena Bonham Carter are all previous clients.

Clare’s common sense approach to breastfeeding and wealth of experience has made her the leading expert in the field and she is also regularly featured on TV, radio and in printed publications.

“Almost all breast-feeding problems are caused by incorrect latching of the baby to the breast and, contrary to what many mothers are told, are not part and parcel of breastfeeding. In particular, sore nipples and difficulty in latching the baby onto the breast are usually caused by poor technique rather than bad luck, breasts being too big or the baby’s mouth being too small!

Over the years I have gained a reputation for being able to solve almost all breastfeeding problems. All my clients come to me by word-of-mouth referral from friends, GPs, Health Visitors, paediatricians and obstetricians. I am also recommended by a number of London hospitals and midwives invite me in if they need my help with a particular patient.”

'What to Expect When You're Breastfeeding....And What If You Can't' - This comprehensive guide contains all the latest information on breast-feeding your baby successfully, including:

  • How to prepare for breast-feeding
  • What to expect in the early stages
  • How to overcome common problem, such as sore nipples and mastitis

On her DVD 'Breastfeeding Without Tears' Clare explains how breastfeeding works, discusses what to do if things go wrong, shows mothers how to reduce the pain of sore nipples, helps a three-day-old bably have his first successful breast feed, demonstrates how to swaddle and settle a baby and much, much more.

Clare will be speaking on The Baby Show Stage with MadeForMums on Friday 20 October.