Breastfeeding is supposed to be natural right?
Why does it feel like everyone else can do it but you can't?
In the beginning breastfeeding sometimes doesn't feel so natural. It can take time, persistence and a little bit of tweaking to get it feeling comfortable.
In the early weeks your breasts and your baby are working together to create a system that simultaneously works in unison to provide necessary and adequate nutrition. Interruption to this system for a variety of reasons can leave you and your baby struggling. The good news is you don't have to struggle alone and seeking assistance early is the number one key to a successful breastfeeding experience.
Here at MILC our lactation consultants are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). With extensive breastfeeding experience working with mothers from the NICU, the first feed post birth, right through to toddler years and weaning.
Consultation fee $100
Are you needing some advice with;
- Antenatal education and a breastfeeding plan prior to the birth of your baby
- Antenatal expressing
- Painful and damaged nipples
- Assistance on latching and positioning for comfortable feeding
- Low milk supply
- Over milk supply and breast engorgement
- Management of blocked milk, mastitis and nipple thrush
- Oral mouth exams and advise on tongue ties
- Advise on the use of nipple shields
- Assistance on all things expressing and pumping
- Education for mums of multiples
- Medicare rebates are available within the first 6 weeks post birth
Consults will include a thorough history whilst listening to your concerns and your breastfeeding goals. An assessment of watching you and your baby breastfeed is helpful to formulate a treatment and management plan with you. A follow-up phone call is included and will be made within a week of the consultation. Referrals and collaboration with other health professionals such as speech therapist, paediatric dentist and osteopathy as necessary.
Personally I have breastfed my own 5-children with one of most treasured experience of breastfeeding my daughter, Mabel, following her diagnosis of a rare genetic condition which has sparked my interest in assisting mothers of other children with challenging medical conditions to breastfeed.
I would love to help you in your own breastfeeding journey.