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I’m back from my wonderful holiday. Contact me for any breastfeeding concerns on 0407778183. No problem is insurmountable, together we work out a plan of action, the over the next 6 weeks I guide you through your personal plan. As I will be your private lactation consultant you and I will be in close contact

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Grandmother and Uncle Mick

Thinking of all the new families out there that don’t have their family around them. You could be isolated from your family because of the COVID restrictions, maybe you are a refugee having had to flee from you home country or perhaps you are an immigrate (like my grandmother in the photo). Having a new

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1. READ together as a daily, fun, family activity It’s never too young to start reading with your baby. Reading to your child, research suggests, boosts activity in parts of the brain that form the building blocks of language, literacy skills and imagination. 2. RHYME, play, talk, sing and cuddle together throughout the day It’s no accident

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Sorry to anyone trying to access my website in the last couple of weeks, it has been under attack by hackers. New world problem! It is all back up and running now with added protection now installed. Check out the very basic videos for breastfeeding positions, hand expressing, setting up and using a breast pump

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I will be on holiday for 2 weeks from 15th September to 30th September 2021. From the 30th September I will be back, willing and able to attend lactation consult home visits in the Perth region. I will also be available for virtual consults for country or interstate breastfeeding families having difficulties.

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As health professionals we use weighing babies only as a quick guide (a screening tool) to confirm growth Lets see some facts about weighing babies The average birthweight of a term baby (37-40 weeks) is between 2,500-4,000g. Birth weight is a marker of intrauterine environment. These markers include length of pregnacy size of parents birth

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There is nothing more significant in life that the birth of your first child. It can be very joyful but it is definitely not without its challenges Nothing can really prepare you for how life changes Looking after yourself and your relationships while caring for your new baby can help relieve some uncertainty and prevent

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One of the most common concerns I hear from new families is that everyone is telling them something different. As if it isn’t hard enough as it is having a new baby without this barrage of conflicting information from midwives in hospital, to GPs, child health nurse, paediatricians, friends and family and of course the

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New babies don’t come with any instructions! It’s natures way of teaching right from the start to trust yourself, your body and your family. The first 6 weeks are pretty tough and gruelling, a bit like running a marathon. We know from research that if you have breastfeeding confidence you will breastfeeding for longer. So

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Unprecedented times!! We are all in this together and it will pass. Taking care of yourself and minimising contact with others will see us through. Please contact me if you have having difficulties. I am well set up for zoom face time consultations. If we can not get your problem resolving with a virtual session

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It is common for woman to have some minor nipple discomfort in the first few days of breastfeeding. Try and prevent this evolving into nipple damage. Ensure you get good attachment with breastfeeding. Seeing a lactation consultant is the number one thing to do to help prevent nipple damage. It is a good idea in

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Telephone and videocall consultations I love to travel, take on different jobs and move all around the world. However I also love my work as a private Lactation Consultant, so give me a call or email if you want a telephone or virtual service. Want breastfeeding assistance from anywhere in the world? If you want

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Plan to do NOTHING but look after your baby in the first 6 weeks, you need rest and nurturing. Take all offers of help from friends, family and neighbours; cooking meals, cleaning house, pick ups and drops offs of other kids, giving you rest time etc. You need to feel supported and cared for. If

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I’m back in Perth, text, email or ring to discuss and arrange a home visit My 6 month contract working at the Royal Darwin Hospital has finished and we are heading home. It has been so wonderful working with all the new mums and bubs in the NICU and Special Care Nursery plus all the

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In the first couple of days of breastfeeding it is normal to get some nipple tenderness. Just like when you wear new shoes, they usually need some breaking in. If breastfeeding is painful it could be that your attachment is not as good as it could be. Try some different positions shown on these videos.

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I’m really enjoying working at Royal Darwin Hospital. The ethnic mix is incredible, I’m learning so much from working with this diverse range of mums and babies. My work includes: Special Care Nursery and NICU Modern medicine is amazing! Working with families of babies born at 25-27 weeks gestation you see how resilient and fragile

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For more details see: see www.allergy.org.au/patients/allergies-prevention

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1. Get a home visit from a lactation consultant Breastfeeding your first baby can be very difficult initially. Don’t give up, it will get easier. Help is near. I like to home visit as soon as possible when I get a call for help with breastfeeding. 2. Work with your baby Babies are born to

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Breastfeeding can be really difficult at first. Getting help in those early days and having continual support in those first weeks can be all that is needed for breastfeeding to become easy for you and your baby. I home visit through out the Perth area. I endeavour to ensure a prompt, professional, comprehensive, evidenced based

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