Breastfeeding

A newborn baby has only three demands.  They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence.  Breastfeeding satisfies all three. 

~Grantly Dick-Read

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IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)

My passion in life is breastfeeding and I believe that every baby has the right to be breastfed. With the right help and support, it is possible for most moms.

What is a IBCLC and why to use one? Click here, to find out.

I have written the IBCLE exam for the first time in 2002, have re-registered in 2007 and am will write again next year, in 2012. The need to register again every 5 years allows for lactation consultants to stay up to date with the newest information to be able to help parents with their babies.

Code of Professional Conduct Principles

This Code consists of eight principles, which require every IBCLC to:

  1. Provide services that protect, promote and support breastfeeding
  2. Act with due diligence
  3. Preserve the confidentiality of clients
  4. Report accurately and completely to other members of the healthcare team
  5. Exercise independent judgment and avoid conflicts of interest
  6. Maintain personal integrity
  7. Uphold the professional standards expected of an IBCLC
  8. Comply with the IBLCE Disciplinary Procedures

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Antenatal Breastfeeding consultations

  • To gain the correct information regarding breastfeeding and how to get off to the best possible start from birth
  • Empowerment
  • Your choice to have your partner and or new grandmothers present
  • Build up of support structure
  • In the comfort of your own home or my studio in Cannon Rocks

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Postnatal Breastfeeding consultations

Home consultations

  • No need to leave your home
  • Can stay in your pajamas
  • One-on-one personalized care
  • No rushed appointment
  • Enough time to observe a complete feed, and if necessarily make some changes for a more efficient feed
  • Complete baby check-up
  • Telephonic follow-up

Clinic consultations

  • You can choose to visit one of my clinics
  • You have a set time, so no waiting in any queues
  •  One-on-one, personalized care
  • Complete baby check-up
  • Telephonic follow-up

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If a multinational company developed a product that was a nutritionally balanced and delicious food, a wonder drug that both prevented and treated disease, cost almost nothing to produce and could be delivered in quantities controlled by the consumers’ needs, the very announcement of their find would send their shares rocketing to the top of the stock market.  The scientists who developed the product would win prizes and the wealth and influence of everyone involved would increase dramatically.  Women have been producing such a miraculous substance, breastmilk, since the beginning of human existence. 

~Gabrielle Palmer~

Andrea breastfeeding her "baby", at age 3 years

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Sister Ingrid’s Breastfeeding notes

Notes about going home with baby, fist week etc, are to follow shortly…

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