Breastfeeding Services

ANTENATAL CONSULTATION: €150

A one to one consultation is tailored to each individual client.

Topics generally covered:

  • Harvesting colostrum
  • Basic breastfeeding advice: How to get started?
  • Establish supply
  • Achieving an optimal latch
  • Feeding positions
  • Red flags: when things may not be going well, who & where to get help from
  • Storage of breastmilk

Limited availability for Antenatal home visits due to COVID 19.

POSTNATAL HOME CONSULTATION: €150

LIMITED TO 1 HOUR DUE TO COVID

Receipts provided (Most health Insurance policies will reimburse for lactation consultation. Check with your provider)

Katie is passionate about supporting Parents & their Infants. Katie will listen to your concerns, provide evidence based information, options and problem solving strategies and will work in partnership to support and assist you to develop the skills necessary to implement the changes you desire.

A follow up email within 24hours of consultation detailing what was discussed during the consult will be provided.

Follow up support via email for 2 weeks which can include an updated plan should circumstances change.

During a consultation we can:
Identify and explore your issues to meet YOUR desired goals
Devise a care plan in consultation with you to help you achieve those goals
Take a detailed history of your pregnancy, birth and aftercare. Also baby’s medical & feeding history since birth will be recorded
Assess your baby, your breasts and a breastfeed for:

  • Tongue Tie: Carry out an oral assessment & assess tongue function. Refer on to Dr. Justin Roche who is one of the leading Tongue Tie Practitioners in Ireland should it be necessary. I will complete a referral letter for you to bring with you.
  • Flat or damaged nipples ( and treatment of same)
  • Low supply & over supply
  • Prematurity and immature/uncoordinated suck reflex
  • Poor attachment & positioning at the breast
  • Implement strategies to manage same
  • And so much more

Katie will advise on pumping and milk storage, what to expect in the early days/weeks & what is normal Newborn behaviour.

Katie will offer reassurance and answer all those niggling questions you may have.

Katie will always give evidence based education with regards to breastfeeding

At the end of the visit, you will be equipped with personalise plan and the knowledge to give you the best possible breastfeeding success.

ONLINE CONSULTATION: €130

Receipts provided (Most health Insurance policies will reimburse for lactation consultation. Check with your provider)

Why choose an Online consultation?

Ideal to discuss:

  • Anti-Natal counselling for breastfeeding
  • Personalised Breastfeeding education
  • Educating re harvesting colostrum
  • Postnatal consultation where an in person consultation is not necessary or not available
  • Strategies to return to work while breastfeeding
  • Weaning from breastfeeding
  • Weaning onto Solids
  • Formula feeding issues
  • Guidance & support ; Just to know you are going in the right direction, ask questions, have limited support around (no one you know has breastfed). Building confidence is so important with breastfeeding as it is usually our insecurities that result in weaning prematurely.
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