Breastfeeding

“Breastfeeding reminds us of the universal truth of abundance; the more we give out, the more we are filled up, and that divine nourishment – the source from which we all draw is, like a mother’s breast, ever full and ever flowing.”
– Sarah J. Buckley

Breastfeeding facilitation is offered to all my doula clients as part of my services. For other mothers that are experiencing difficulties I offer support and guidance to help re-establish breastfeeding if things have somehow gotten off on a bad footing, to correct positioning and latching for optimal breastfeeding, to assess for potential problems and how to avoid them altogether.

Sometimes Breast feeding is not possible and mothers need support and guidance there as well to make the best decisions for the benefit of both the mother and child dyad. I offer non-judgemental support in ensuring you nurture and nourish your baby in the best possible way to your unique situation.

With sufficient guidance and support all mothers that wish to breastfeed can be encouraged to continue the breastfeeding relationship for as long as they are happy to. The World Health Organisation recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first 6 months and then continued breastfeeding for up to 2 years and beyond with the addition of solids. There is no time limit on the benefit of breastmilk. At any age, breastmilk is beneficial.

I offer breastfeeding information and encouragement classes pre-delivery so that you can have all the facts you need to start your journey well. Please visit my prices page for more information.

Common problems addressed and resolved 

  • Baby won’t latch
  • Cracked and sore nipples
  • Engorged breasts
  • Blocked ducts
  • Mastitis
  • Breast abscess
  • Reduction of milk supply
  • Hand expressing and breast pumping
  • Sexuality and breastfeeding relationship
  • Increasing milk supply
  • Donation of breastmilk