Laura Teakle, England
Claire Teakle Metcalfe, England
Sanna Uotila, England
Irmak Gough, Ireland
Şirin has given me invaluable advice about many aspects of parenting. I value and trust her advice because she encourages me to do what is the most natural approach for me and the baby. I always wanted to breastfeed my baby and sought her advice during my pregnancy and straight after birth. She encouraged me to overcome all the challenges and gave me advice on how to latch my baby properly and how to look for signs of whether the baby was getting enough milk. Şirin also explained to me how it is perfectly natural to co-sleep with my baby, that I shouldn’t be ashamed of this but to be proud and how to do this safely. Her advice during my pregnancy was crucial for preparation for my daughter’s arrival but she also supported me on my parenting journey from Day 1! Şirin has also been giving me advice about my daughter’s sleeping habits. My daughter is nearly 15 months now and whenever I feel lost about the change in her sleeping habits, I go to Şirin. I love to hear her reassuring me about my instincts being right. She doesn’t follow a certain “study” unlike other coaches trying to fit certain age groups and habits together. I really like her approach that not every baby is the same and I should try to understand my baby and do what feels right.
The support that Şirin provided to me, both practically and emotionally, following the birth of my son really did help me get through a very overwhelming time. I was determined to have a positive breastfeeding journey however I met many speed bumps along the way including concerns over supply and two tongue tie procedures not to mention a tonne of self doubt. Every time, night and day, Şirin offered a supportive, understanding and knowledgeable lifeline that absolutely helped me achieve my dream of exclusively feeding my son and staying sane in the process. Along with the emotional support and encouragement that was offered Şirin also shared a lot of wisdom which helped me to better understand exactly how breastfeeding works. I have since come to understand that knowledge is key and ‘it takes a village’. Support is vital at such an important time in your life and knowing that I had someone to call on who understood and cared and also who wanted me to achieve my goal as much as I did helped me immeasurably. Thanks for everything Şirin! Victoria and baby George xxx
Victoria Earle, England
Gülin Esin, Turkey
When I first gave birth, I was feeling so inadequate and bad about myself. With the advice and motivation that Şirin provides, I am feeling happier and creating a stronger bond with my baby every day.
I have been working closely with Max Hewitt in a number of areas for the past year. During our time together his dedication, consideration, compassion and kindness have shone through. Max has used his knowledge and experience as a healthcare professional to assist me time and again with both physical and psychological advice. His support and friendship are now a large part of my development, and I hope they will be a big part of my future, as well.
Mark Field, England