NATURAL BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT
All of our support therapies are natural and work with the body
“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 Reed MD
What is Natural Breastfeeding Support?
Natural Breastfeeding Support was developed by combining Midwifery and Lactation knowledge and skills, Breastfeeding Counselling, Natural Therapies and other modalities. I use any number of these skills to work out a solution with you that is individual and that feels right for you.
Who might need Natural Breastfeeding Support?
First time mums and bubs who are perhaps unsure of what they are doing and just need some reassurance, especially if you have had an early discharge from the hospital and do not have support. Anyone who is breastfeeding or about to breastfeed who wants help in anyway. For those mums who are not sure if their baby has a tongue or lip tie and just want another opinion and to find out what can be done. If you are unsure if you have or are developing mastitis and want to find out how to help yourself naturally. (Please call and make an appointment a.s.a.p. in this case).
Why would I see a midwife for breastfeeding support instead of my doctor?
Doctors are extremely limited in the time that they can spend with you and they are not trained in depth in how to assist mothers with lactation issues. This can mean that they are not able to fully support you and help you through difficult times with evidence based knowledge and skills. On the other hand, as a midwife I am trained in breastfeeding assistance and have completed extra Lactation education on top of my Midwifery training in order to assist you and answer your questions. Please note: I am not a Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I am able to empathise with you as well since I am not only a woman, but I am a woman who has personally breastfed nine babies from between 1 to 3 years each, so I know what it feels like and they were all different experiences.
What to expect?
A personalised (not a class or group) session to answer your questions and concerns, I will take the time necessary to help you to feel comfortable and confident. I will assist you to work out a solution that fits your situation. Sometimes this can take a while. You can be confident that I will treat you with respect and not judge you. I have called this Natural Breastfeeding Support because I will endeavour to support you in your breastfeeding experience in the most natural ways possible.