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About

Hello, I’m Nicola O’Byrne, Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), neonatal/paediatric nurse and mother of five. I provide practical help and advice with breastfeeding concerns, immediately after birth or at any stage. Currently in 2020, I am providing this service online and suspended home/clinic consults.

It can sometimes  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!. Other times professional lactation help is essential and saves a breastfeeding relationship with mother and baby.

I have been working with mothers and babies for over 30 years. As a  paediatric nurse, I worked in the neonatal unit of  the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital and Crumlin Childrens Hospital. During this time, I helped many mothers to establish effective breastfeeding with both fullterm and preterm babies.

After the birth of my first child , I trained as a breastfeeding counsellor with Cuidiu – a voluntary organisation and  hosted breastfeeding support mornings and provided individual counselling to breastfeeding mothers.  I became an IBCLC in 2005 and now I teach parents-to-be about breastfeeding before they have their babies, and provide one-on-one support afterwards.  I teach healthcare practitioners of all types regularly and speak at conferences.

Being a mother of 5 children, has also taught me lots about breastfeeding,  I believe it’s not just about the  benefits of breastmilk but also an easy  way of mothering and nurturing your child.

I am an inclusive practice.
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