LACTATION SERVICES

Our services focus on improving breastfeeding (including special needs infant feeding) with a qualified and experienced lactation consultant (IBCLC).

BreastfeedWe help in mothers’s wellbeing and supporting the success of breastfeeding. We will provide a specialized infant’s feeding plan unique to the needs of you and your baby. We will also collaborate with other health professionals as needed to provide comprehensive lactation support.

Lactation Services include:

One-to-one LC clinic and/or home visit:

• Initial Consultation – one and half hours consultation

• Follow-up Consultation – 45 mins

Acupuncture treatments for supporting breastfeeding and postnatal recovery

Private antenatal breastfeeding class:

Have you had unsuccessful breastfeeding experience in the past? Are you expecting multiples? Sometimes a general breastfeeding class may not be well enough to address your particular questions and concerns. Our class focuses on the essential knowledge required to assist you to have a good start in your breastfeeding journey. We encourage you to bring your support person with you. You may book at any time from 24 weeks during your pregnancy.

Postnatally, there are treatments to assist in recovery and ensure a woman’s body gets back the energy necessary to get on with the demands being a parent. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture has a particular treatment to assist in the body’s recovery following childbirth which allows women to have the energy to breastfeed and feel healthy and balanced and connected with her baby. Breast feeding and lactation can also be assisted by increasing the milk supply along with assisting the mother with the stressors she may be experiencing with having a new born.

Although breastfeeding brings enormous health benefits to mothers and their baby(s), postnatal depression may significantly impact on the ability and duration of breastfeeding. It also causes a mother losing her enjoyment with her baby and motherhood. Postnatal Depression affects about 15% of mothers and can occur at any time in the first year. Women have a greater risk of postnatal depression if they have previously suffered depression or have experienced stressful or traumatic events and or losses. This can include birth events as experienced by the woman leaving her with feelings of detachment and not being herself.

Janet Tong 021 132 6981   Dona Rose-Hall 021 439 464

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