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Cathy Garbin I have many years of varied experience as a midwife, child health nurse and lactation consultant. When you engage my service I am your personal private consultant. You can contact me as you need. I too will be contacting you to ensure you feel well supported.
We arrange a visit as soon as possible.
At the home visit we discuss all your concerns.
We ensure your positioning and attachment is optimal.
We need to know your baby is getting the milk she/he needs: We weigh your baby with accurate sensitive scales before then after the breastfeed, the difference in grams is the weight of your breastmilk, this very closely equates to mLs your baby receives for that feed.
Together we then develop a management plan to address all concerns.
Relevant evidenced based information is provided, as needed.
Research shows us you need to feel supported, happy and confident with breastfeeding to meet your goals, thats why as your private consultant I’m available to you as you need.
with frequent ongoing telephone/text/email contact after the home visit for the next 6 weeks.
following through with your plan, monitor your progress and adjust the plan as we need. On average 6 hours contact (including weekend contact as needed).
The total cost is $350. Further home visits are $150 per revisit.
Some expense claimable from most health funds ( they want you to breastfeed too- they know its what mother and baby need)
Firstly I will gather all your relevant history to help us comprehensively assess your situation
I would like you to do a breastfeed while we are online together so I can offer you my expert opinion regarding the mechanics of breastfeeding
Together we will work out a plan, I will email this comprehensive plan after the consultation
From here we work together: initially day by day addressing all issues as they arise, supporting you and adjusting the plan as needed
The virtual consult will be for 1-11/2 hours you will be supported for the next 6 weeks as and when you need- I am your personal consultant
Text/email/ring to arrange
$300 for a consult and 6 weeks telephone/ text/email follow up
If you are a partner, parent, aunty or uncle, sibling, work colleague or friend, what about a gift voucher.
Your dear ones will have their own private lactation consultant to contact when they wish.
Ring to arrange this service.
Maybe you are feeling confused and unsure, because you have received so much conflicting advice.
If your nipples are sore or damaged you may need help with breastfeeding technique. It is not normal to have sore nipples from breastfeeding. The problem can be rectified. Left unattended, sore nipples can be an unfortunate and unnecessary cause of early weaning.
Maybe you have concerns or problems with your milk supply- too much or too little.
You might require help to establish breastfeeding. Your baby may have poor attachment to the breast and or an inefficient suck.
Perhaps your baby is unsettled and you are worried, confused or are having difficulty dealing with this.
You may have twins or multiples.
Perhaps your baby was preterm.
You may have unusual breasts or nipples, a history of breast surgery, are physically disabled, or have mastitis (inflamed, sore breasts) or recurrent blocked ducts.
Weaning or/and introducing solids may be proving to be difficult.
You might live overseas, or in a rural or remote area and want to have access to a private consultant.
You may wish to offer a visitation gift voucher to a loved one, friend or colleague so they can receive extra support in those first 6 weeks of their new baby’s life.
You may wish to have your own private child health consultant to personally tailor care, support and education to your specific needs.
You have a unique personalised service.
Women provide the best food for babies. Breast milk is naturally produced especially for your baby. It is fresh, full of goodness – literally a living fluid.
You and your baby will be happier and healthier when breastfeeding is well established.
Cathy Garbin lactation consultant
Home visits Perth area
P. 0407 778 183