What is Provided
JMK’s Breastfeeding Support services the Gold Coast and Tweed areas.
Consultations include Antenatal, Postnatal and follow up sessions, all in the comfort of your home.
Email, Skype and phone also available postnatally.
Breastfeeding education prior to birth can increase, positive breastfeeding outcomes.
Breastfeeding is a natural way to feed your baby, as it offers protective factors, bonding and benefits to all the family.
It may be natural but breastfeeding is a learned skill and each mother baby dyad is different and your breastfeeding journey is unique.
The first few days are exhausting and learning to breastfeed can be difficult. Many mothers give up breastfeeding due to challenging problems – baby won’t latch, baby fussy at breast, sleepy baby, sore/cracked nipples, perceived low supply, stress on wanting to breastfeed but just not working and many other reasons.
While all you need is support to persevere while learning to breastfeed as well as coping with a new baby
An Antenatal Consultation is best booked for 34 – 36 weeks gestation and will take approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
It involves taking a detailed history – medical and surgical, medications being taken, previous pregnancy and breastfeeding history.
If you have concerns about your breasts, a visual examination may be needed, but only with your permission and consent.
What is covered –
What to expect in the early hours and days of breastfeeding. How to tell your baby is getting enough milk.
Ways to overcome common breastfeeding problems. Antenatal expressing of colostrum. Flat or inverted nipples. Answering any other questions you may have.
If not seen Antenatally a detailed history – medical and surgical, medications being taken, previous pregnancy and breastfeeding history will be attended.
Birth history – labour, delivery and baby .
Current breastfeeding concerns and observation of a breastfeed.
Breastfeeding strategies and plan at time of consult.
HELP WITH – sore/cracked nipples, difficulty latching on, latching and positioning, low or over supply of milk, expressing/pumping for any reason, storing of breast milk, breast refusal and use of nipple shields.