Lactation Services

Lactation Consultations

Lactation Consultations

Hand holder for parents, I give you support and guidance so you can embrace the joy of the fourth trimester and beyond. Embarking on the beautiful journey of breastfeeding is a unique and personal experience. While it can be incredibly rewarding, it also comes with its own set of challenges. This is where I come in—to offer the support, guidance, and expertise needed to ensure a positive breastfeeding experience.

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Additional Info: Understanding normal biological sleep, newborn behaviour, using a carrier correctly and comfortably, laying healthy sleep foundations, infant massage skills.

Follow-Up Support: I offer email support for 1 week. Further visits or phone consults may be required and these will incur a fee. I will provide personalised support and guidance to help you have a positive and successful breastfeeding experience.

Home Visit:

$300 Initial 1-2 Hours | $180 Follow Up 1 Hour (price includes support)

Clinic Appoinments at Seacliff Healthcare in Thirroul, NSW.

$200 Initial 1 Hour | $140 Follow Up 40 Mins (price includes support)

Intake and Assessment

Prior to your consultation I will ask you to fill in an intake form so I can gather all the information I need before my visit.

The consultation begins with an in-depth discussion of your breastfeeding history, concerns, and goals. It’s a chance for me to get familiar with you, your bub and your unique situation.

Consult may include the following:

  • Oral + Latch Assessment
  • Feeding Position Guidance
  • Milk Supply Evaluation (over / under supply concerns)
  • Troubleshooting Challenges (pain / discomfort)
  • Weight Checks and Growth Assessment
  • Nutritional Guidance (milk and solids)
  • Pumping and Storage Advice, product recommendation.
  • Returning to Work Planning
  • Education and Empowerment
Lactation Consultations

Pregnancy Consultation

I aim to empower you with knowledge and skills to establish a strong foundation for breastfeeding success once your baby arrives. I will provide guidance, address concerns proactively, and foster a positive attitude towards breastfeeding and parenting.

Educational Prenatal Breastfeeding Session: Together, we’ll embark on an informative session tailored to your needs. We’ll cover the benefits of breastfeeding, techniques for achieving a good latch, and how to create a nurturing environment for both you and your baby.

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Understanding Your Body: Pregnancy brings incredible changes to your body. We’ll explore how these changes prepare you for breastfeeding and discuss any specific considerations based on your health and well-being.

Developing a Breastfeeding Plan: Every breastfeeding journey is unique. Maybe you have had a previous experience with breastfeeding you would like to discuss and address early on. We’ll work on developing a personalised breastfeeding plan that aligns with your lifestyle, ensuring a smooth transition into the world of breastfeeding.

    Guidance for Partners: Partners play a crucial role in the breastfeeding journey. I’ll provide guidance on how partners can support and actively participate, fostering a strong bond within your growing family.

    Additional Info:

    • Understanding normal biological sleep
    • Newborn behaviour
    • Using a carrier correctly, comfortably and safely
    • Laying healthy sleep foundations
    • Infant massage skills
    • Duration: 1.5 Hours
    • Cost:  $225
    • Availability: Evenings / Weekdays / Weekends.

    Consultations can include:

    • Taking a full pregnancy, birth and postpartum history.
    • Getting to know you and your family, and your wee bub!
    • Breastfeeding education and support, positioning and attachment, latching, nipple pain, feeding twins, engorgement, weight gain issues, toungue tie assessment, weaning and more.
    • Physical development, activities and stimulation suitable for your baby.
    • The fourth trimester education and support.
    • Discussions around safe sleeping and settling techniques.
    • Babywearing safely and comfortably.

    Lactation Consultant FAQs

    What is a lactation consultant?
    A lactation consultant is a trained professional who specialises in supporting breastfeeding mothers and infants. We provide education, guidance, and support to help mothers establish successful breastfeeding relationships and overcome common breastfeeding challenges.
    When should I consider consulting a lactation consultant?

    You may consider consulting a lactation consultant if you’re experiencing challenges with breastfeeding, such as latching difficulties, low milk supply, nipple pain, or concerns about infant weight gain. A lactation consultant can also provide support and guidance during the early postpartum period to promote breastfeeding success.

    What can I expect during a lactation consultation?

    During a lactation consultation, I will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your breastfeeding experience, including observing a feeding session, assessing latch and milk transfer, and addressing any concerns or challenges you may be facing. I will provide personalised education, guidance, and practical strategies to help improve breastfeeding outcomes for you and your baby.

    How can a lactation consultant help with breastfeeding challenges?

    A lactation consultant can help with a wide range of breastfeeding challenges, including but not limited to:

    • Latching difficulties
    • Low milk supply
    • Nipple pain or trauma
    • Engorgement or plugged ducts
    • Breastfeeding after a caesarean birth
    • Returning to work or pumping challenges
    • Breastfeeding multiples (twins, triplets)
    • Special situations such as tongue tie, cleft palate, or preterm birth
    Do I need a referral from a healthcare provider to see a lactation consultant?
    Nope! You can contact me for an appointment either at home or at https://seacliffhealthcare.com.au/
    Is lactation consultation covered by insurance?
    Unfortunately Lactation Consults are not covered by Medicare (yet) but many health funds do offer a rebate, you’ll need to check with your fund.
    How soon after birth should I schedule a lactation consultation?

    It’s beneficial to schedule a lactation consultation as soon as possible after birth, ideally within the first week postpartum. Early intervention and support can help address breastfeeding challenges early on and promote successful breastfeeding outcomes.

    How can I schedule a lactation consultation?
    You can schedule a lactation consultation by filling in the contact form to book a home visit here or contact Seacliff Healthcare for a clinic appointment.

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