Dietitian AND Lactation CONSULTANT
Providing families with support and information on breastfeeding, formula feeding and solid foods to ensure adequate nutrition for all babies
Breastfeeding can be such a rewarding journey, but it does not always happen without challenges. It's important for moms to know that they're not alone and there is always someone to help them
My goal is to help families establish feeding practices during childhood that will foster healthy eating behaviour later in life. Every mother and baby’s journey looks different and I can assist with all things nutrition: from pregnancy to breastfeeding or formula feeding to weaning onto solid foods.
I'M HERE TO support YOU FROM THE MOMENT YOU DECIDE TO breastfeed AND BEYOND
Breastfeeding preparation classes
In-hospital breastfeeding support after birth
In-office visits for growth monitoring of babies
In-office visits for management of breastfeeding struggles
In-office visits to discuss introduction of solids
Breastfeeding support at home (only on exception)
On the day that a baby is delivered, not only is a baby born, but also a Mother, who requires just as much support and encouragement to grow into her new role.
Who NEEDS A lactation CONSULTANT?
Pregnant women preparing to breastfeed or wanting more information on infant feeding in order to make an informed choice; especially beneficial for first time mothers, teenage pregnancy, twin or triplet pregnancies, or pregnancies with disabilities diagnosed in utero
Mothers experiencing sore or bleeding nipples, blocked ducts, engorgement or other breastfeeding-related breast problems
Mothers who had difficulty with breastfeeding their previous children
Women who had a complicated delivery, especially when baby was born too early
Babies with additional needs, such as cleft palate, Trisomy-21 (Down syndrome), Cerebral Palsy.
Women with emotional and physical barriers to breastfeeding (post-partum depression, previous breast surgery or trauma, etc.)
Mothers that are unsure whether they are producing enough milk or those struggling with low milk production
Mothers with babies that are struggling to latch or refusing to breastfeed
Mothers that are exclusively pumping breastmilk for their babies or those returning to work
Women planning to adopt and needing help with induced lactation
Mothers whose babies are struggling to gain weight
Mothers that need information on formula feeding
“Imagine how intense hunger must feel when you’ve only ever known complete satisfaction…
Imagine how lonely a crib must feel when you have only ever experienced the cramped tight embrace of your Mama’s womb…
Imagine how deafening silence must be when you have never not heard the beating of your Mama’s heart…
Let’s all have grace and patience for the babies as they adapt to life in the big wide world. These first few months should not be a race to be separated as soon as possible. This season too shall pass”
Credit: Dr Hannah Korten
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2 Cronin Street, Hadison Park, Kimberley, 8301