Lactation Consultations include a full history about pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. If necessary an examination of mum’s breasts, lymph nodes and nipples as well as an examination of the baby’s mouth, tongue and sucking motions. An observation of a feed in order to be able to see baby’s latch and feeding technique. Guidance and demonstration of a variety of nursing positions and showing mum how to latch the baby on when trying them out. Information about how to define a good latch. If necessary you will get a treatment plan for issues such as thrush, mastitis, blocked ducts, slow weight gain, cracked nipples, low milk supply etc as well as private prescriptions for breastfeeding related problems such as antifungals, antibiotics and galactagogues such as Domperidone. I can also make referrals to other specialists, such as Paediatricians, Gastroenterologists etc.
Tongue tie division
Tongue tie division includes assessment of infant feeding (breast or bottle), function and anatomy of baby’s tongue, Tongue Tie Division Procedure, Lactation Support before and/or after the procedure and any prescription during the consultation. Follow-ups via email are also included.
Either on a one-to-one basis or in a group I will teach everything you need to know about breastfeeding.
I will cover:
- Benefits for mother and baby
- The right latch
- The thriving baby
- Some words on bottle feeding