Breastfeeding Assistance

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Breastfeeding Assistance

There are many obstacles that you may encounter when breastfeeding your baby. Assistance from a lactation consultant can help you come up with a plan to try overcome these challenges.

I have more than 30 years’ experience helping mothers feed their babies. My advice is practical and realistic, while at the same time ensuring that your baby is getting sufficient milk to settle and put on weight. I believe in being compassionate and honest, and will endeavour to make sure that feeding plans are realistic and feasible. I will take a comprehensive history to try establish the cause of the problems, and will tailor make a solution that fits your circumstances and goals.

For assistance with Breastfeeding please contact me on 0455 612 229. If I do not answer the phone then please leave me a message so I can get back to you as soon as I’m free.

- If you're looking for Assistance with Bottle Feeding click here: Bottle Feeding Assistance!

Fee structure:

1. Initial consultation

  • A 90 min consultation
  • Thorough history taking
  • Observing a full breastfeed
  • A personalised breastfeeding plan
  • Written information provided to help guide you through any changes
  • $180 – payable on completion of the appointment
 

2. Follow up consultation

  • Duration may depend on the complexity of the problems
  • Revision of the breastfeeding plan if any changes are needed
  • 90 min - $150
  • 60 min - $100
  • 30 min – $50
 

3. Location

  • This will be discussed at the time of booking an appointment. This will largely depend on the day you would like an appointment and what time I am available.
  • Home visits are available in the Albury Wodonga region.
  • Consultations can be done on video link up if you live outside the region.
  • Some consultations can be offered in an office setting if this is more convenient.
 

4. Medicare and Lactation Consultants

  • Unfortunately, the Australian Government has not made provisions for Lactation Consultants to get a Medicare Provider number. This means that the fees for private lactation consultants cannot be reimbursed through Medicare
  • Some private health funds will reimburse a certain portion of the fee so please contact your healthcare fund and I will work with you to ensure that you can claim back from the fund

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Disclaimer:

Please remember that the aim of breastfeeding is to ensure that your baby is getting enough milk to grow and be healthy and that you are comfortable during feeding. If there are serious concerns that your baby is not putting on sufficient weight and appears hungry or possibly even becoming dehydrated, then the primary goal of breastfeeding is not being achieved. I am duty bound to advocate for your baby as he/she is unable to speak and tell you what is needed.

My philosophy is – “Feed the Baby while we work on fixing what we can”. I will never use formula unnecessarily and will always discuss this with you to ensure that you understand all the implications.

Contact

0455 612 229

babyassist@bigpond.com

Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 5:00

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Our Memberships

Australian Breastfeeding Association - ABA

Lactation Consultants of Australia & New Zealand - LCANZ