LACTATION CONSULTING

Your  breastfeeding journey might not always start off  so natural and easy and can be very challenging. You might experience a lot of  difficulties and
just want to give up.

 

That is where a Lactation consultant can help and support you on your journey. 

SERVICES WE OFFER

POSTNATAL DISCHARGE WEIGH & FOLLOW-UP

LACTATION CONSULTATIONS

After discharge from hospital or after a home birth even if the feeding (breast or formula) is going well you can just check in to get the reassurance that your baby and you yourself is doing well.
 

We discuss weight gain, breast pumps (bring it along), bottles, formula etc.

We usually see mothers and babies within the first 2 weeks 

A specialized breastfeeding consultation will include a full assessment on the baby and how the baby is latched and feeding. Bring along a hungry baby and all the tools (Nipple shields, syringes, pumps) and milk you need to feed your baby.
 

Mothers are seeking help with:
 

  • Sore cracked nipples

  • Baby not latching

  • Babies making clicking sounds

  • Baby not getting enough and not gaining weight

  • Not enough milk

  • Over supply of milk

  • Mastitis

  • Blocked ducts

  • Jaw clenching

  • Tongue and lip ties

  • Diet while breastfeeding

  • Thrush

  • Vasospasm 

ONLINE CONSULTATIONS

Online consultations can be done via Zoom or WhatsApp video calls. Can be very useful in situations: 
 

  • Where you reside in an area where there is no lactation consultant

  • For a follow up session

  • When you are not allowed to drive 

  • Re lactation and induced lactation

  • Breastfeeding preparation

BREASTFEEDING PREPARATION

A breastfeeding class can be immensely helpful for the mother who wants to make sure she has done all she can to prepare her for her breastfeeding journey. Sometimes mothers with their second or third baby wants to avoid the difficulties they have experienced with their previous attempts

A breastfeeding class can be one on one or book an online class (2 hours)

We will discuss:

  • How milk is made

  • The baby’s behaviour the first few days

  • Importance of Skin to Skin and breast crawl

  • The second night and cluster feeding

  • Full and hard breasts

  • Correct latching and positioning

  • Nipple care 

  • How to ensure a good supply

BABY'S WELLNESS & MILESTONE CONSULTATIONS

  • Assessing baby’s growth and development

  • Discussion with mother general wellbeing and concerns

  • All feeding problems

+27(0)82 376 0625    |    katinka@motherscoach.co.za