Lactation Consultation

Bel is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant ( IBCLC) on Sydney’s Northern Beaches providing private lactation education, support and assistance to pregnant women, new or experienced mums and their support people.

Breast milk is the biological norm and offers tremendous health benefits to both mother and child. It is specially designed to cater for all your child’s nutritional needs in the first six months of life and recommended til two years and beyond by the World Health Organisation ( WHO).

Unfortunately, despite our wishes, hopes and best efforts, sometimes breastfeeding isn’t as easy as we expected it to be. If you are having trouble with breastfeeding at anytime in your journey, contact Bel to organise a consultation.

Bel provides private antenatal and/or postnatal consultations in your home at a time that suits you and your family.

Bel will work in partnership to address any breastfeeding concerns or issues you might have and create a breastfeeding plan that works for both you and your baby.

Bel is able to liaise with your GP, Obstetrician, Paediatrician, Child and Health Nurse or other health professionals involved in you or your baby’s care.

Follow up care is provided via phone, sms or email

Some issues that you may be experiencing that Bel can assist with:

  • Incorrect or shallow latch

  • Tongue tie

  • Reflux or vomiting

  • Strong or forceful letdown

  • Nipple confusion, breast refusal  or nursing strike

  • Sore nipples or Nipple damage

  • Engorgement

  • Inverted or flat nipples

  • Previous breast surgery

  • Maternal or baby complication/health concerns/disabilities

  • Unsure about feeding pattern and length

  • Slow or inadequate weight gain

  • Thrush

  • Oversupply

  • Low milk supply

  • Blocked ducts

  • Mastitis

  • Unsettled baby

Other services such as sleeping/settling advice and babywearing consultations can also be incorporated into the consultation.

Investment

Initial home consultation of 1.5 – 2 hours $130.00

(Includes follow up phone call, SMS, email)

Follow on in home consultation – 1 hour $60

Telephone/Skype consultations 30 minutes $25  or  1 hour $50.00