About me

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. 


What is an endorsed Midwife?

A midwife provides assistance, care, and support for pregnant women to help improve the success of child breath. A midwife allows women and families having a baby to be cared for throughout their pregnancy, during labour and birth, as well as postnatally. A midwife works with a medical practitioner to provide your primary care.


As a registered nurse and midwife specialist with over 35 years experience in the field, Midwife Catherine offers specialised at-home midwifery care for new mothers. Catherine uses an evidence-based approach to midwife care, allowing you to make informed choices for your child with up-to-date information.



I have been a Midwife for over 35 years. I have a bachelor of Science, Nursing. Accompanying my degree, I have a Master of Midwifery IBCLC and in 2020, an endorsed Midwife following extra study. This means I can provide midwifery care and give you medicare rebates for antenatal and postnatal care. I can also prescribe certain medications commonly used in the post part period. 


I am a registered nurse and midwife with qualifications and certifications from leading Australian and International boards, Universities and colleges, including:

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
  • Lactation Consultants Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ)