I have been a Registered Midwife since 2009, and qualified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC ) in 2014. I have worked as a Lactation Consultant for a local Municipality, as well as working as a Midwife in West Gippsland. I also have a background and qualifications in Early Childhood. I have a Current Working with Children check and Police check.
I have raised 5 breastfed babies, who are now young adults. I love supporting Mums to overcome breastfeeding challenges; and empowering them with the knowledge and skills to continue to enjoy their own special breastfeeding experience.
I can help with:
-Nipple/breast pain or damage
-Positioning and attachment issues
-Low milk supply
-Using or weaning from nipple shields
-Transitioning from supplementary or bottle feeding to breast,
-Mastitis prevention and management
-Tongue and lip ties
-Engorgement / Blocked ducts
-Weight gain issues
-Twins or more
-Other breastfeeding concerns
I can also offer an antenatal Breastfeeding preparation session. This session is tailored to your particular needs, and may include general Breastfeeding education for the early days and weeks; discussion of previous breastfeeding experiences and/or issues; or just an informal chat to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. This session may also include a written Breastfeeding plan for you to take to hospital with you when you give birth.