Pregnancy is a perfect time to seek guidance around breastfeeding. It is important to have some expectations and education around breastfeeding. The first 24 hours after the birth of your baby are strongly linked to your milk supply at 2 and 6 weeks. This highlights the importance of knowing what to expect and how to prepare you body and mind for breastfeeding. I upport woman at any stage of their pregnancy to support and educate them before the birth of your baby.
Neurodevelopmemtal Care (NDC) also known as Possums Programs supports infant brain development and supports infant gut health. Starting antenatally can provide emotional support and reslience for parents.
As a IBCLC i work with families at any stage of their breastfeeding journey. I have a real passion for advocating, supporting and empowering mothers. Breastfeeding is so much more than feeding your baby. I work with mums going through ongoing breastfeeding issues including nipple/breast pain, nipple damage, low milk supply, poor latch, poor weight gain, multiples, ongoing mastitis/blocked ducts, crying/fussing concerns, tongue ties, nursing strikes, tandem feeding, weaning and many more breastfeeding concerns. All woman deserve the right to feel empowered and supported on their breastfeeding journey.
The first few days after the arrival of your baby can be overwhelming!! However these first few days are some of the most important for establishing successful breastfeeding. It is important breastfeeding starts off with positive experiences for both baby and mum. We can receive inconsistent, inaccurate advice during these first few days, which is why it is important to seek expert advice around breastfeeding and supporting our babys.
Baby's don't come with an instruction guide and all baby's are unique. Baby's are forever changing, developing and growing in many ways. It is so important that we support our baby's brain development. We can achieve this by approaching your baby's sensory, sleep, feeding needs, and also supporting maternal and infant ental health. As a Possums Accredited practitioner I practice in alliance with Possums five health domains (www.possumsonline.com). Providing consistent, evidence based, neuroprotective care for all families. For more information on Possums Online please look at their website, there is a number of educational resources and support groups avaliable for parents.
I am originally from New Zealand, I was born and raised in a small town on the East Coast of the North Island. I was raised in a small community, where everyone knew everyone. Being raised in such a small, supported community makes me appreciate the importance of warm connections between our support system, especially during such a vulnerable stage of becoming a parent. I have worked with children and baby's for 9 years as a Registered Nurse (GradCert NIC), I am a trained Pediatric Massage Consultant, Possums Accredited Practitioner (NDC) and IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant). I live on Sydneys Northern Beaches with my Partner (Luca) and young son (Alessio). Becoming a mum really has given me passion and drive to work with mums and baby's, as it has given me insight and empathy for the experiences of parenthood, I look forward to supporting and empowering you on your journey.
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