Insights and Support from Nurse Lare Adebayo’s Clinic

July marks the celebration of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, a time to acknowledge the profound benefits of breastfeeding while also addressing the challenges many mothers face.

Our nurse Lare Adebayo, provides a dedicated children’s service and nurse-led clinic to empower mothers with the knowledge, support, and resources they need to make informed choices about breastfeeding. Let’s delve into the multifaceted breastfeeding world, exploring its benefits and challenges, complemented by crucial UK statistics and insights from Nurse Adebayo’s practice.

The Importance of Breastfeeding: A Comprehensive Overview

Breastfeeding is more than just a feeding method; it’s a nurturing bond that offers many health benefits for both mother and child. Our child clinic is committed to providing holistic support to breastfeeding mothers, recognising the significant role breastfeeding plays in child development and maternal health.

Benefits of Breastfeeding:

  • Nutrition: Mother’s milk provides the perfect balance of nutrients for infants, adapting to the baby’s changing needs.
  • Immune System Boost: Breastfed infants are at a lower risk of developing numerous infections and illnesses, thanks to the antibodies and beneficial compounds in breast milk.
  • Enhanced Bonding: The physical closeness and eye contact during breastfeeding foster an emotional bond between mother and child.
  • Long-term Health Benefits: Research indicates that breastfeeding is associated with lower risks of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers for children later in life.
  • Maternal Health: Breastfeeding has been linked to lower risks of postpartum depression, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and osteoporosis in mothers.

Challenges of Breastfeeding:

  • Initial Pain and Discomfort: Many new mothers experience soreness or difficulty in the early stages of breastfeeding.
  • Latch Issues: A poor latch can lead to ineffective feeding and discomfort.
  • Supply Concerns: Worries about insufficient milk supply are common among breastfeeding mothers.
  • Time and Commitment: Breastfeeding can be time-consuming and requires a considerable commitment, which can be challenging for some mothers.

Nurse Adebayo’s Approach to Breastfeeding Support

At her clinic, Nurse Lare provides a compassionate and informed environment where breastfeeding mothers can find the support they need.
Services Offered:

  • Personalised Consultations: Tailored advice and support to address specific breastfeeding challenges.
  • Latch and Positioning Guidance: Helping mothers and babies achieve optimal latch and positioning for effective breastfeeding.
  • Milk Supply Management: Assistance with concerns about milk production and supply.
  • Emotional Support: Addressing the emotional aspects of breastfeeding, including dealing with stress and building confidence.
  • Checking for mastitis
  • Weaning advice

UK Facts and Figures on Breastfeeding

The NHS recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of an infant’s life, yet rates in the UK show a decline in breastfeeding as babies age.
According to UNICEF UK, while 81% of mothers in the UK start breastfeeding, only 1% exclusively breastfeed for six months.
Breastfeeding rates vary significantly across different regions and socio-economic groups in the UK, indicating a need for targeted support and education.

Conclusion: Supporting Mothers, Fostering Healthy Futures

Nurse Lare’s clinic is a beacon for breastfeeding support, offering a nurturing environment where mothers can gain confidence in their breastfeeding journey. Recognising both the joys and challenges of breastfeeding, the clinic provides the knowledge, support, and care necessary to empower mothers to make the best decisions for themselves and their babies.

Breastfeeding is a journey filled with unique experiences for each mother and child. This Breastfeeding Awareness Month, let’s celebrate the dedication of breastfeeding mothers and the invaluable support from healthcare professionals like Nurse Adebayo, who play a crucial role in nurturing the next generation.


GENERAL NURSE SERVICES - Nurse LareMs. Lare Adebayo, RN (NMC: 11B0099E)

Specialist Paediatric Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Lare Adebayo, a dedicated and compassionate Specialist Paediatric Nurse Practitioner, embarked on her nursing journey in September 2011, graduating from London Southbank University. For the past eight years, she has been an integral part of our team on a part-time basis while also contributing her expertise as a Gastroenterology Clinical Nurse Specialist at the esteemed Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH).

With a profound passion for safeguarding the well-being of children and young people, Nurse Lare serves as the clinic’s lead in safeguarding, ensuring that the highest standards of child protection are upheld. Her wealth of experience spans a variety of paediatric specialities, including general paediatrics, A&E, Ambulatory/surgical short stay, Oncology/haematology, and NICU, demonstrating her versatility and commitment to paediatric healthcare.

A steadfast commitment to patient safety characterises Nurse Lare’s approach to care, exceptional standards of nursing, and a warm, empathetic demeanour that resonates with both children and adults. Her ability to connect with patients and provide a comforting presence is truly remarkable.

Comprehensive Nursing Services for All

Nurse Adebayo’s expertise extends beyond paediatric care, offering a suite of nursing services that cater to individuals across all stages of life. Her diverse skill set, honed in various healthcare settings, includes:

  • Phlebotomy: Proficient in blood sample collection for all age groups.
  • Injections: Skilled in administering necessary injections with minimal discomfort.
  • Vaccinations: Provides a comprehensive range of vaccinations for children and adults, including Yellow Fever vaccinations.
  • Wound Care and Dressings: Delivers expert care in managing wounds, ensuring optimal healing and comfort.
  • Breastfeeding Support and Guidance: This service offers invaluable support and advice for breastfeeding mothers, ensuring they receive the care and information needed for a successful breastfeeding journey.

Adult Nursing Care

In addition to her paediatric expertise, Nurse Lare provides a spectrum of nursing services for adult patients, ensuring their healthcare needs are met with the same level of excellence and compassion:

  • Vaccinations: Administers essential vaccinations and provides relevant health education.
  • Blood Pressure Checks: Conducts thorough BP monitoring, essential for detecting and managing health conditions.
  • UTI Screening: Offers screening and advice for urinary tract infections, ensuring timely diagnosis and treatment.
  • Administering Injections: Provides a range of injections, ensuring precision and patient comfort.
  • Stitch Removal: Skilled in the careful removal of stitches, promoting proper wound healing.
  • Sexual Health Screening: Conducts confidential and comprehensive sexual health screenings, offering guidance and support.
  • Follow-Up Cryotherapy for Genital Warts: Provides effective follow-up care, utilising cryotherapy for treating genital warts.

Nurse Lare Adebayo’s commitment to delivering holistic and patient-centred care makes her a pivotal member of our healthcare team. Her expertise, empathy, and dedication to ensuring the health and safety of all patients exemplify the highest standards of nursing care.

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