Manchester Lactation Consultants are experienced infant feeding specialists. We offer you and your baby a comfortable, private environment to discuss feeding issues. At the consultation we will take a feeding history, perform the procedure and offer support with feeding following. We also offer a follow up appointment a week later to review feeding if required.


Our bespoke approach means the care you and your baby receive is tailored to your individual needs and requirements. 


We are currently practicing as NHS Infant Feeding Coordinators with a special interest in breastfeeding and tongue-tie, and we provide a comprehensive service including the assessment, diagnosis and treatment for babies presenting with both feeding problems and tongue-tie.


Our consultations take place at our clinic in Hale, Cheshire.


Fiona Munro-Muotune


•    Registered General Nurse

•    Specialist Nurse Practitioner – Health Visitor

•    BSc Hons (Nursing)

•    MSc (Public Health)

•    Tongue-tie practitioner

•    International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

•    Trained in Southampton and Manchester with Mr Patrick Sheehan

•    Member of the Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners


'I also work for the NHS as an Infant Feeding Coordinator and have been supporting breastfeeding mothers for over 20 years. I qualified as a Lactation Consultant in 2008.' 


Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical Defence Union (MDU).

Tara Kennedy 



•   Registered General Nurse 

•   Registered Midwife

•   BSc Hons (Midwifery)

•   MSc (Midwifery)

•   Tongue-tie practitioner

•   Member of the Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners

•   Trained in Southampton and Bath


'I am a practicing Midwife and Infant Feeding Lead, with over 20 years of experience working with mums and babies and supporting breastfeeding, in the NHS.'


Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical Defence Union (MDU).

Don't take our word for it...




'Fiona and Tara combined the right mix of friendliness and professionalism so that I felt totally at ease and confident that my baby was in safe hands.  They went the extra mile by answering my queries about feeding in the two weeks between procedure and review, no matter how trivial my questions were.  The procedure itself was efficiently performed and my baby was happily feeding minutes later.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Fiona and Tara.'



Sonia & Arlo- March 2018

'We would like to thank Fiona & Tara for seeing Penny so quickly. The tongue-tie procedure was extremely quick and the aftercare fantastic. We are so grateful Penny's tongue-tie was identified by Fiona. If her tongue-tie had not been treated I would no longer be breast-feeding. Penny is now gaining weight by successful breast-feeding. We can't thank you enough for the professional service provided and the successful outcome. 


Alice, Jordan & Penny - March 2018

'Thank you for your friendly and professional support, you really gave me the confidence to keep going. I never dreamt I would feed my baby for this long'

Ciara & Senan - February 2018

'Thanks for seeing me so quickly and for all your tips and tricks with feeding. Louis is now so relaxed when I feed him and I really feel I know what he wants. He still has his daily bottle and it works well for all of us. I know where next time!'

Becky - February 2018

'I can't believe the difference, feeding is now pain-free and i am enjoying feeding Albert. Thank you so much for your listening and for all your patience and support, I'll be telling everyone about your service'


Sara- january 2018

'Just wanted to say thanks and let you know how Florence is doing. Over the last 4 weeks she has gained so much weight, we are now no longer having to use formula and she is delighted with her new tongue! Thank you both for the ongoing support'

Beth - January 2018

‘Thank you both very very much for looking after Amber. She has been fine and has re learned how to latch on'


Gail and Umesh - November 2017

'Thanks for all your help and feeding tips with Alfie. He now feeds from his bottle, without getting stressed or spilling milk from the sides of his mouth. You listened when I was fobbed off by so many other people.


 Liz- November 2017

'I knew things weren't quite the same as feeding my other two boys. Thanks so much for your expert advice, I don't know what I'd have done without you guys'. Eoghan sends you a big cuddle too'

Kelly- November 2017

'You might remember that I went to see you in May for my baby's tongue tie and feeding problems. Brandon is now 5 months old and the breastfeeding is going really well. It took me until he was 6 weeks old to latch him without the nipple shields and then another 6 weeks to totally get rid of expressing and bottle feeding. He always wanted a bottle when he was younger especially before bedtime. Since 12 weeks we've been bottle free. Brandon is doing really well and is on 75th Centile weight wise. 

I just want to say thank you so much to you both for your help and support. I found it difficult to establish breastfeeding and without your help I wouldn't have succeeded. I am so so happy that I am still breastfeeding because the benefits for Brandon are priceless.


Wynter- October 2017

''Thank you for making me feel relaxed despite me being late. Thank you for being friendly and just nice. Thank you for helping my baby stick out his tongue!! Baby Ethan thanks you too xx Thanks for the confidence you have given me to keep doing what I am doing!'


Melissa- July 2017

"Thank you for your brilliant support, Harry is feeding much better now and putting on weight."


Helen- January 2017

"I would just like to say thank you to you both. Since the procedure he has been able to breastfeed and has gone from losing 10% of his body weight and  weighing 7lb 9 on Wednesday to 8lb 5 today. We have now been discharged from the midwife. Without your excellent service this would not be the same outcome."


Amy- January 2017

"I'd just like to say a huge thank you again for your help today. Tom is already feeding so much better and you were both so friendly and welcoming - really put us at ease. Thanks again and I'll highly recommend to all my friends."

Jenny - December 2016


"I  just wanted to say a very heartfelt thank you to you for treating my daughters tongue tie when she was just a few weeks old. She's now 9 months and happy to report we are still successfully exclusively breastfeeding. You were both so professional and reassuring and went above & beyond with the advice you gave. Thanks again and I'm keeping your number handy for if/when baby no.2 comes along, just in case!"


Lucy & Bea - September 2016

"Thank you for all the advice and help you gave me when I visited you with my twins. Since then, I have been exclusively breastfeeding them and enjoy the freedom it gives me in terms of being able to go out with them, especially as I also have a 3 year old. I want to thank you both for seeing us that day and for all the help and advice you gave me. Also, thanks for checking Ana as I feel it was a huge contributory factor in me being able to breastfeed them both exclusively."


Rukhsana, Ana & Zakariya ~ April 2016

"Since the appointment and the release of her tongue tie, Elsie has been feeding better and I am much more comfortable now. Thanks to you both."


Natalie & Elsie ~ March 2016

''Just to let you know, feeding is now completely pain free and Arthur is now well above his birth weight. I genuinely can't believe the difference it made even though my older son also had a tongue tie snipped. Thank you so much for seeing Arthur so quickly.''


Helen & Arthur ~ February 2016

'Thanks for helping us to feed for so long. Hannah is now over a year and still going strong! 

Ifeoma - February 2016

''Just to give you an update, since having her tongue tie sorted she is now feeding a lot better, the latch has improved and she seems a lot calmer when feeding so it was definitely a success! Thanks very much for your help and advice and also for seeing us so quickly.''


Diane & Francesca ~ December 2015

"Thanks for helping Phoebe, here's an update. Her weight is perfect and she is gaining every week. Feeding has become as normal as breathing now and the whole family is loving life."


Katie, Kev & Phoebe ~ August 2015

"They are both doing brilliantly. They are much, much better at breastfeeding, better latch and no longer get tired and fretful after a few minutes. I'd forgotten how fantastic it felt to give a baby a full breastfeed and entirely satisfy them without the constant reattaching, pain, fretting, falling asleep and waking up etc.  Thank you so very much for your advice, help and support''


Rhiannon & Twins ~ May 2015

"I just wanted to thank you and Tara for your help and advice, and let you know that she is enjoying her new tongue and is now able to latch well.

Thanks again, you really helped me hold onto my sanity in those first few days!"


Helen, James & Phoebe ~ January 2015

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Ollerbarrow House

209-211 Ashley Road


WA15 9SQ

Email us: mcrlact81@gmail.com


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Tara       Tel:  07840 929119
Fiona     Tel:  07907 308287

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