Virtual Lactation Consultations are a great way to access expert breastfeeding support if you have limited access to a face to face visit.
They can assist in providing immediate assistance, care and support with your breastfeeding journey.
This is a 60-75 min online breastfeeding consultation for you and your baby. It also includes follow up support via phone/email for 1 week is included.
Breastfeeding issues I can help you with include:
-Antenatal Breastfeeding Consultations- Colostrum Harvesting.
-Correcting positioning and attachment
-Low weight gain
-Prevention and healing of thrush, mastitis or plugged ducts.
-Management and plans for lip/tongue tie identification/feeding and revision plans or questions.
-Post tongue/lip tie release rehabilitation.
-Help or questions with using a Breast Pump/ Flange Sizing.
-Feeding/weaning off a nipple shield
-Building milk supply.
-Premmie baby- in hospital/at home.
-Preparing for a return to work/ expressing plans
-Gentle weaning plans.
Before our consultation
-You will need to complete your profile set up, consent forms and breastfeeding assessment form via my lactation platform MilkNotes.
-Your baby has had a recent weight if you are concerned that this is potentially a issue.
-I will ask you to send through specific photos and video’s of your baby before, during and after a feed, which will allow me to provide information to assist with latch and also creating a treatment/breastfeeding plan.
-If you are experiencing and nipple damage, redness then please send them as well.
-I assess for both mum breastfeeding issues and baby latching issues.
Examples of pictures (shared with client permission):
-During the consultation
-What you need is a well lit, comfortable space with good wifi connection.
-The aim is for me to see a feed if possible, so it is often beneficial to have a spare pair of hands to film your current situation if required.
-I want to see the feed from all angles- so sometimes having a video taken in different positions can also be very helpful in me assisting you.