Your Personal IBCLC
As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and member of Lactation Consultants Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ), Midwife Catherine provides her clients with advanced care and guidance to overcome difficulties with breastfeeding.
These services include a range of midwifery and early child care options, however Midwife Catherine specialises as an IBCLC, which focuses on helping new mothers with breastfeeding.
What is an IBCLC?
IBCLC are health professionals who hold an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) qualification. They can work in hospitals and child health services, private practice clinics, or perform at-home care.
IBCLC’s are not to be confused with Breastfeeding Counsellors. They may offer similar services but counsellors do not have the same level of training or qualifications as a IBCLC’s, nor are they certified by any governing body.
What does an IBCLC do?
An IBCLC will visit you at home for a one-on-one consultation, focusing on assisting with common breastfeeding problems and providing education and training on the best-practices for feeding your child.
Midwife Catherine offers range of lactation consultation packages, which include multiple sessions, follow phone calls, and ongoing health education options.
An IBCLC can be perfect for new mothers who are facing difficulties with breastfeeding their newborn child. As with all areas of raising a healthy child, there are many common problems with straight forward solutions, and other more complex issues that vary from person to person. I can assist you with:
- All things breastfeeding
- Latching difficulties
- Perceived low milk supply
- Damaged nipples
- Weaning baby off nipple shield
- How to use a pump
- How to increase your milk supply
- Tongue tie assessment and referral to a paediatric surgeon. Medicare rebates apply.