My role is to provide you with the professional support, guidance and skills necessary to ensure that you and your baby enjoy the full benefits of breastfeeding.

As part of the consultation we will discuss:

  • your desired goals
  • normal newborn behaviour and meeting your expectations
  • importance of skill to skin contact
  • learning to understand baby’s cues
  • good positioning and attachment
  • signs your baby is breastfeeding well
  • techniques to support your baby to breastfeed well
  • expressing
  • aim to resolve any breastfeeding difficulties you may be experiencing

 

 

 

Breastfeeding challenges and difficulties

sore and/or cracked nipples

– poor latch at the breast

– slow weight gain, not meeting expected milestone

– low/perceived low supply

– breast refusal/transitioning from teat feeding/nipple shields

– breast pain/blocked ducts/mastitis

– prematurity/late preterm infants 

– breastfeeding multiples

– relactation

 

“A newborn baby has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three.” – Grantly Dick-Read