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Consultations

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. I offer a kind compassionate service which is based around your breastfeeding goals (not mine). At the end of the consult you will get a written plan of what we have changed and my breastfeeding booklet. One visit is generally enough to sort most problems with follow up by phone/email afterwards. I will also send a letter to your GP.

Fees for consultations vary according to time and distance. I will always inform you of the fee before the visit. Some health insurance companies provide partial reimbursement for Lactation Consultant visits.

Tongue Tie Diagnosis or Help : I have extensive  professional and personal experience of tongue tie and its impact on breastfeeding . I can assess for all types of tongue tie in babies and if needed  send a referral  to a medical practitioner for division .

Other reasons might you need a visit?

  • Sometimes just for your own confidence to check all is well.
  • Breastfeeding did not go well on a previous baby.
  • You want to understand your baby and breastfeeding more completely.
  • You have health issues such as diabtetes , depression , asthma and are worried about how it might affect breastfeeding.
  • You have inverted nipples , asymmetrical breasts or hypolpasia of the breasts.
  • You have painful sore nipples.
  • You have blocked ducts , mastitis , breast pain while nursing.
  • You baby has trouble latching and comes off the breast during feeds frequently.
  • You suspect your baby might have a tongue tie.
  • You are concerned you do not have enough milk.
  • You have been told to supplement with formula.
  • There are concerns about your babys weight gain (if your baby is not gaining an average 6oz /180 grams per week in the first few months , you may benefit from a consult).
  • You are nursing twins, triplets or more babies.
  • Your baby is born early either preterm or near term ( 35-38 weeks) and you wish to directly breastfeed.
  • You have been told you must wean because of a medication, illness or postnatal depression.
  • You need help picking the breastpump that is right for you and your babys needs. You have questions about bottlefeeding a breastfed baby and storage of breastmilk.
  • You are going baby to work and not sure how to incorporate pumping and breastfeeding into your daily work routine.

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