Are you looking for Professional Breastfeeding Support Services?
Breastfeeding is the normal way to feed a healthy full term baby and I know that the majority of mums in Ireland want to breastfeed, but I also know that something that looks so natural and so simple may need professional support. I also know that many mums may not have had the support that they hoped for in the hospital after their baby was born.
Maybe you had an unexpected c birth and things were difficult in those first early days?
Maybe your baby was diagnosed with low blood sugars and you were advised to top up and now you want to work your way back to exclusive breastfeeding?
Maybe your baby did not gain their birth weight within two weeks and you have been advised to keep topping up?
Maybe you have sore nipples and nothing seems to help?
Maybe you have had mastitis and you feel you now have a low supply?
Maybe your baby just doesn’t seem to get the hang of breastfeeding?
Maybe you lost your confidence and want to get it back again?
Whatever the reason you feel breastfeeding is not going as smoothly as you hoped it would I am here to help you.
When breastfeeding starts to work out again it can be a great feeling. I like to say that every breastfeed counts, every breast milk feed counts too, so lets see if we can work together to help you reach your breastfeeding goals!
I am a fully insured International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and have spent 18 years supporting new mothers at the start of their mothering journey in Ireland. Lets have a chat and see if I can help you?
I am also a La Leche League Leader, a health scientist a postnatal doula and a mother of three. I know that breastfeeding can seem the easiest thing on paper, but sometimes is the hardest thing to achieve when you are tired sore and feeling overwhelmed.
Finding breastfeeding solutions
Too many well meaning folks offer artificial milk as a solution to breastfeeding problems and glitches. As an IBCLC I know that there is a myriad of solutions to breastfeeding challenges and that no two people have the exact same solutions in common.
One of the goals I have for all the mothers I work with is to empower them with a vision of what is normal in a breastfeeding relationship . I help to answer the question: What will my breastfeeding journey look like?
I also specialise in preparing new mothers for their breastfeeding journey and enabling them and their families to know what is normal baby behaviour and how to keep on top of the normal demands of being a new breastfeeding mother.
In person visits
During Covid restrictions, I offer in-person visits in your home or in my clinic in central Dublin, or for those who prefer it, zoom appointments also.
How will we work together?
I will help you to identify what your personal breastfeeding goals are, and to support you in your journey to attain them.
Working together you will always feel respected and secure and all my suggestions will be specifically tailored to you and to your family situation. Whether you plan to breastfeed for a day, a week, a month or a year, I am delighted and honoured to help you achieve your goals.
What you will receive
At our first meeting I will take a full case history which will include your personal health history and also the history of this and previous pregnancies and births and breastfeeding experiences.
I will offer you the most up-to-date evidenced based information tailored to you and your baby (ies) and together we will produce a individualised plan for you to follow enabling you to work your way towards your goals.
Our first meeting will be followed up with subsequent meetings if you have booked a package, where we will assess how things are progressing. As situations change I will help you to adapt your feeding pattern and style and we may revise and review your plan.
In addition to offering full IBCLC services I am also a registered licenced homeopath and so I offer mothers the option of homeopathic remedies as part of my consultations.
Three consultations. One can be taken antenatally.
The first consultation lasts approximately one and a half hours and takes a full medical history of the mother and the pregnancy (if taken antenatally), or of the mother, the baby, the pregnancy and the birth if taken postnatally.
The second and third consultations are shorter and focus on whatever the issue is at the time and can be used as follow up visits if necessary. Extra queries or support is provided by phone/WA.
Two consultations. One can be taken antenatally. The first consultation lasts approximately one and a half hours and takes a full medical history of the mother and the pregnancy (if taken antenatally), or of the mother, the baby, the pregnancy and the birth if taken postnatally.
The second consultation is shorter and focuses on whatever the issue is at the time. If the first consultation was taken in the postnatal period, then the second consultation is usually a follow up. Extra queries or support is provided by phone/WA.
Single visit. The consultation lasts approximately one and a half hours and takes a full medical history of the mother and the pregnancy (if taken antenatally), or of the mother, the baby, the pregnancy and the birth if taken postnatally.
Follow up support is by email
Transportation costs if visits are in your own home
Transport costs per visit €15 – €25 per visit extra depending on where you live.
City Centre €15
North side D1, 3, South Side D2, 4, Ranelgh, Ballsbridge, Donnybrook, Booterstown,
Outer Central €20
North Side D5, D7, 9, 11, 13, Cabra, Raheny, Clontarf South Side Blackrock, D8, 10, 12, 14, 16, Harold’s Cross, Milltown, Terenure, Templeogue, Stillorgan, Leopardstown Balinteer, Dundrum, Sandyford, Dun Laoghoire. Stepaside, Monkstown, Glenageary, Foxrock.
Greater Dublin Area €25
North Side D15, Malahide, Sutton, Howth South Side: D18, Rathfarnham, Shankhill, Bray, Killiney, Sallynoggin, Greystones Dalky. West Side: D24, Tallaght, Clondalkin, Firhouse, Blanchardstown, Saggart,
Sandymount: No travel costs if within walking distance