Breastfeeding classes are held once a month on Dublin south side. Coming to the class will build your confidence and you will no longer feel that breastfeeding is such a difficult thing to do.
You are welcome to attend at any stage in your pregnancy – some mothers like to wait until near the end , others prefer getting the information earlier !
For upcoming classes please see list below. Read on »
Breastfeeding consultations can take place in your home or in my home in South Dublin. Generally a consultation takes between 1.5 to 2 hours. We time the visit around a breastfeed so I can assess your babys latching, positioning and feeding. Read on »
Do you think your baby might have a tongue tie ? Check these links
Catherine Watson Genna IBCLC – quick help
Does my baby have a tongue tie ? online checking symptoms system for probability
Excellent blog on tongue tie and its affect on breastfeeding – Milk matters
Irish blog entry on tongue tie why is treating tongue tie in breastfed babies an underground movement in Ireland?
Irish Mum blogs about tongue tie - Tongue Tie Fail. Office mum blog
Hello, I’m Nicola O’Byrne, Lactation Consultant (I.B.C.L.C), neonatal/paediatric nurse and mother of five. I provide practical help and advice with breastfeeding concerns in your own home, immediately after birth or at any stage. It can be a very anxious time for new parents getting breastfeeding established, sometimes all that’s needed is a few small changes and lots of encouragement!.
E is now over 3 months old and has almost doubled his birth weight exclusively on breastfeeding! I’m thrilled to bits and know for sure I could not have continued for much longer with the pain of the tongue tie when I saw you. Since getting his tongue tie sorted when he was 3 weeks old the breast feeding has gone brilliantly! I’ve recommended you and your class to a few girls but just wanted to say thank you directly! Emma- June 2011
Just thought I’d let you all know that I had my beautiful baby a week ago. I wanted to breastfeed but was very unsure how it would go. Thankfully, it’s been great & very successful & I put it all down to a breastfeeding class I did before. The midwives were very helpful but their advice can be quite conflicting. I just followedit what I’d learned in the class for latching baby on & worked. The class I did was www.breastfeedingsupport.ie & was great. Nicola is lovely & the whole atmosphere is very relaxed. C