Allied Health

Lactation Consultant

Helen Davis is a Registered Nurse and Midwife who has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2003. Her special interest is in facilitating optimum breastfeeding experiences for mothers and babies.

 

 

Availability

At Mawson Lakes Healthcare on

Wednesday 9am to 5pm

Home Visits also Available (Wednesdays and Saturdays)

Appointments

Call 8359 6266

Cost

First Visits (approx. 45 mins) $65.00

Follow ups (approx. 30 mins) $30.00

Any concerns related to feeding your baby are welcome!

Common issues may include:

Preparation for breast feeding

- First time

- Previous difficulties

- Difficult pregnancies/health issues

 

Establishment of breastfeeding

- Optimal positioning & attachment

- Establishing supply

 

Common Concerns

- Large, flat, inverted nipples

- Painful nipples/breasts

- Over supply/low supply

- Unsettled/colicky/refluxing babies

- Engorgement/blocked duct

- Mastitis

- Breast refusal

- Breastfeeding with a history of breast surgery

- Preparation for return to work

- Expressing & storing breast milk

- Introduction of solids

- Weaning

 

Special circumstances

- Babies requiring supplementation

- Babies with special needs: premature/unwell/hospitalized/tongue tie

- Multiple birth

 

Helen Davis