Clare specialises in helping mothers resolve breast (or bottle) feeding problems. Most mothers consult her within the first 3 weeks after the birth.

Meet Clare Byam-Cook

Clare Byam-Cook trained as a nurse and a midwife. She worked for several years at Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital in London before joining Christine Hill’s antenatal practice in Chiswick in 1989, where she taught the breast-feeding classes until 2013. Clare carries out home or hospital visits to any mother who is having feeding problems and also sees clients at her house in Putney, London. Clare normally only ever needs to see a mother once for a one hour session – it is very unusual for a mother to need a follow-up session.

All of Clare’s clients come to her through word-of-mouth referral from GP’s, obstetricians, paediatricians, Health Visitors, midwives and previous clients.

Clare has written articles and been a guest expert for various baby magazines such as Prima Baby, Mother & Baby and Junior Pregnancy & Birth. She regularly appears on television and radio, including This Morning, BBC Breakfast, Sky News, Channel 5 News, BBC Radio London and Woman’s Hour. She is also an expert on many websites such as Gina Ford and Annabel Karmel.

Clare is one of the main speakers at The Baby Show which is held three times a year at Olympia, the NEC Birmingham and Excel. Her fellow speakers include Lord Winston and Annabel Karmel.

Contact Clare

How Can Clare Help?

  1. One-on-One Consultations at her house in Putney
  2. Home or hospital visits within the London area
  3. Press & Media Appearances

Conflicting advice and a lack of sound practical help that actually works are usually the biggest hurdles facing new mothers. Click here for more about Clare’s Services.

Books & DVDs

DVD – Breastfeeding without Tears

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What To Expect When You're Breast-feeding... And What If You Can't?

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Top Tips for Breast-feeding

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Top Tips for Bottle-feeding

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“With Mia I had real problems getting her to latch on and was close to giving up when I got advice from Clare. I just can’t praise her enough – she has a really straightforward way of describing the latching on technique and has managed to get mothers breastfeeding when they really thought they would never get it.”
Kate Winslet
“Clare’s book should be handed out with the first contraction. Clare is a true ‘baby whisperer’, who will save you and your baby hours of torment. Her kind, common-sense and amazingly informed advice was as essential to me as breastpads and chocolate.”
Kate Beckinsale
“I booked Clare to come round the day my fourth child was born, and the breastfeeding has, for the first time, worked from the first day.”
Emma Freud