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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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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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These terms were originally used in research Researchers collect a small (~1mL) sample of breastmilk before and after breastfeed/express. The samples are then spun in a centrifuge and the fat content of the sample is measured. The samples and volume of the feed are then used to work out the storage capacity of the woman’s

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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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At present I am a lactation consultant at the Royal Darwin Hospital. Ill be back in November with a whole heap of new experience! For lactation consultant home visits while I’m away contact Dr Sharon Perrella PhD 0410 056 779 Bernie O’Regan 0490 912 661 or to see a GP lactation consultant Dr Marnie Rowan-

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As Christmas creeps closer here are some thoughts to consider around our relationships ♥ Remember all relationships are dynamic and ever changing Tips for keeping ourselves and our loved ones valued, loved and nurtured: ♥Develop a sense of trust: so that all can be seen, understood and accepted ♥Accept that physical closeness is only one

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I will not be renewing my stock of breast pumps for sale, I still have a few in stock and of course will always have one available to use for consults and client loan.   I still have a stock of maymom expressing equipment going cheap $35 Includes: 2 flanges (30 or 27mm) with valves,

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Do you have concerns about your milk supply, pain with breastfeeding, difficulties attaching your baby, your baby is not going weight well or any other issue, call me if you want assistance. Last week I attended a 2 day workshop related to baby’s brain development. Babies are so amazing, their little brains are so vulnerable

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If you dread breastfeeding you need help ASAP Don’t suffer alone you can work through this. There are many reasons for dreading breastfeeding such as : pain, fatigue, feeling overwhelmed, baby not happy to breastfeed, struggling to make a good milk supply to mention just a few. With a thorough assessment and management plan all

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We are more than half way through our European holiday, it’s been fantastic. See details for LC s Bernie O’Regan and Dr Sharon Perrella and GP Dr Marnie Rowan. At the moment we are staying in a lovely home in Sheffield while they stay in our house. We are using Homelink a great home sharing organisation.

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We are about to head off on a 3 month trip through Europe to have some fun, ride bikes and catch up with long lost relatives. For any breastfeeding concerns while I’m away please call: Dr Sharon Perrella 0410 056 779 Sharon has a child health, preterm nurse background and is now a scientist, she

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My Dad is 90 this year, to celebrate Mum and Dad are taking all  5 of us siblings and our partners on a ship cruise to Asia. We will be away from 13th May- 1st June. We leave on Mother’s day and also celebrate Mum’s 86th birthday while cruising. The photo in the post is

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I recently did some interviews with the breast pump development company Medela for their revised website. The information on the revised site is really good and is all evidenced based. They have set the information out on a timeline starting with pregnancy through the first 6 months of your breastfeeding journey. You can pick out

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“Predict My Future” this study based in Dunedin New Zealand is a world renown study looking at children, their personality types and how their lives pan out in the future; its fascinating.  The bottom line: warm, sensitive and stimulating parenting is what helps kids develop and go on to have productive, happy, healthy lives. It

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I went for a quick visit to the WA art gallery between catching busses after completing my CPR update the other day. This painting by the very famous Warmun artist Queenie McKenzie was my Christmas pick of the day. Queenie started the clinic in Warmun and was instrumental in collaborating with the St John of

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After having spent the last 12 months working in the Kimberley working as a Child Health Nurse/ Midwife and Lactation Consultant I’m now back in Perth and ready to home visit any new parents. Working with the families from Warmun and Kalumburu was a wonderful experience and they taught me so much. I still have

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I have always had a passion for working with our indigenous mothers and babies. I know they can teach me soooo much about breastfeeding because their culture is very strong and breastfeeding is normal in their society. Sadly its not so normal in Western society now. We need to learn how to make it normal

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