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Breastfeeding-mums

Breastfeeding has so many health benefits for you and your baby but pain, discomfort, and slow weight gain for baby may be making breastfeeding harder than you ever thought.

Just like with natural birth, we think that nursing will be easy and intuitive but for most first-time moms (and even experienced moms), it is extremely challenging at first.

Women are more likely to stop breastfeeding in the first month when they experience problems such as sore nipples, inadequate milk production (real or perceived), and infant difficulties with breastfeeding.

In many areas of the world, the majority of women initiate breastfeeding, but duration and exclusivity remain low.

Even with international policies no more than 35% of infants worldwide are exclusively breastfeed during the first four months of life; complementary feeding frequently begins too early or too late, and foods are often nutritionally inadequate and unsafe.
Although many factors influence women's infant-feeding decisions, perceived insufficient milk is reported to be one of the most common reasons for supplementing or weaning healthy breastfeed infants.

Despite education about clinical indicators of sufficient milk supply, mothers of healthy, thriving infants, may be convinced that their infants are not satisfied by breastmilk alone because of their infants' behaviours.

Families who seek the help of an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) get the gurus of breastfeeding knowledge and support. If you had a skin problem, you would seek the care and advice of someone who is an expert on skin, a dermatologist; if you were concerned about your heart, you’d find the most qualified, expert cardiologist. An IBCLC is an expert on breastfeeding.

What is a lactation consultant?

An IBCLC is the only internationally recognised professional breastfeeding qualification and the standards and scope of practice for IBCLCs are the same worldwide.

IBCLC lactation consultants are recognised throughout the world as holding the premier global credential in breastfeeding.

Knowledgeable about up-to-date evidence-based practices in lactation as demonstrated through a rigorous exam process.

Experienced in a wide variety of complex breastfeeding situations. Competent to assist mothers with establishing and sustaining breastfeeding, even in the midst of difficulties and high-risk situations that can arise.

Working together with mothers, families, policymakers and society, IBCLC certificants provide expert breastfeeding and lactation care, promote changes that support breastfeeding and help reduce the risks of not breastfeeding.

IBCLC’s are the gold standard for providing evidence-based lactation support for you and your baby and are especially important if you are having significant problems with milk supply or have a baby that is preterm or has medical challenges.

IBCLCs do deal with the more complex problems. They can help with any breastfeeding issues including complex situations, high-risk babies, oral assessment and more.
Certification as an IBCLC protects the public by identifying qualified lactation consultants, increasing patient confidence.

Why hire me?

I have extensive knowledge about breastfeeding, I am qualified, experienced, insured, independent International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and also an Allopathic Medical Doctor, Homeopathic Doctor at European level and Nutritionist.

You may want to see me if you are experiencing:

  • nipple or breast pain;
  • flat or inverted nipples;
  • breast engorgement;
  • sore or burning nipples;
  • breasts no longer feel full;
  • poor breastfeeding latch;
  • plugged milk ducts;
  • mastitis;
  • unsettled baby and frequent feeding;
  • baby refuses the breast;
  • very short or extremely long nursing
  • sessions;
  • baby still seems hungry after most
  • feedings;
  • don’t notice the sensations associated
  • with your milk let-down reflex;
  • redness, pain or swelling in the breasts;
  • nipple vasospasm;
  • nipple thrush;
  • mouth problems;
  • concern about low supply;
  • oversupply;
  • babies do not gain weight;
  • tongue-tie;
  • birth defect;
  • medical condition;
  • preterm baby;
  • tandem feeding;
  • breastfeed during pregnancy;
  • anxiety about breastfeeding;
  • concern about medication;
  • concern about surgical procedure;
  • jaundice;
  • postpartum depression;
  • pumping and storage;
  • concern about illness;
  • the best treatment for breastfeeding
  • mothers;
  • thinking of weaning;
  • solid food introduction.

Is there a fee?

Fees will be payable for a breastfeeding consultation.
For home visits in a location more than 10 miles petrol costs is charged.

You may want to see me if you are experiencing:

  • nipple or breast pain;
  • flat or inverted nipples;
  • breast engorgement;
  • sore or burning nipples;
  • breasts no longer feel full;
  • poor breastfeeding latch;
  • plugged milk ducts;
  • mastitis;
  • unsettled baby and frequent feeding;
  • baby refuses the breast;
  • very short or extremely long nursing
  • sessions;
  • baby still seems hungry after most
  • feedings;
  • don’t notice the sensations associated
  • with your milk let-down reflex;
  • redness, pain or swelling in the breasts;
  • nipple vasospasm;
  • nipple thrush;
  • mouth problems;
  • concern about low supply;
  • oversupply;
  • babies do not gain weight;
  • tongue-tie;
  • birth defect;
  • medical condition;
  • preterm baby;
  • tandem feeding;
  • breastfeed during pregnancy;
  • anxiety about breastfeeding;
  • concern about medication;
  • concern about surgical procedure;
  • jaundice;
  • postpartum depression;
  • pumping and storage;
  • concern about illness;
  • the best treatment for breastfeeding
  • mothers;
  • thinking of weaning;
  • solid food introduction.

Is there a fee?

Fees will be payable for a breastfeeding consultation.
For home visits in a location more than 10 miles petrol costs is charged.

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