Breast and Bottle Feeding Support

Did you know that breastfeeding and/or bottle feeding your baby is actually a learned skill? In fact, studies show that a large percentage of new mothers have trouble breastfeeding their baby in the first few weeks.

For this reason, we take on a holistic and root cause approach to you and your baby's feeding concerns. Your IBCLC will discuss with you your issues and concerns and develop an individualised plan, tailored to your needs.  Every feeding experience, especially breastfeeding experience, is unique. Therefore, the mother and baby dyad should always be assessed and supported.

Initial issues of concern are commonly, nipple pain and trauma, latching difficulties, milk supply concerns and tongue/lip ties. At times, regardless of the age of your baby, other areas of concern arise or issues maybe ongoing and therefore need to be addressed, to enable you to continue your positive feeding journey.  ​

Not sure if you need to see a IBCLC? Book our free 10 minute discovery call to know which appointment to book!

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Situations Where Our IBCLC's Can Help

First of all, what is an IBCLC? An IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) is the highest accredited healthcare professional that specialises in lactation and providing infant feeding support. We are here to provide you with personalised and experienced care you deserve. Whether you are expecting, have a newborn baby or are further along on your motherhood journey, we will provide you with exceptional, caring, and qualified feeding support - whether breast or bottle feeding, all in the comfort of your home.

Your baby isn’t latching

If your baby isn’t latching at your breast correctly or they’re feeding for very long or short periods, you may find that they’re not draining your breasts efficiently. This type of feeding can lead to engorged or painful breasts, blocked milk ducts, and mastitis. Our lactation consultant has extensive experience with this situation and can offer professional support and breastfeeding techniques to improve your baby’s latch.

You think you have a low milk supply

Your body should gradually increase your milk supply the more you nurse your baby. However, if you have any concerns about your milk supply, our qualified and friendly lactation consultant can assess your baby’s nursing to ensure they are feeding efficiently. She can also provide you with valuable strategies to increase your milk supply, such as using a breast pump between feeds.

Your baby isn’t gaining weight adequately

Your midwife or doctor may refer you to a IBCLC if your baby isn’t gaining weight normally. Your IBCLC can help get to the root cause of you and your baby's feeding difficulties and weight concerns and implement an individualised plan to help you and your baby feeding more efficiently and thrive. We can assess your milk supply and feeding technique to determine if there are any underlying breastfeeding issues that we can rectify so your baby can nurse better.
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Our IBCLCs have a wealth of knowledge and experience and have undertaken further training to support complex feeding issues - such as oral ties/restrictions and dysfunction, supporting twin feeding and premature infants.

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What You Can Expect From Our Feeding Support

Our caring and knowledgeable IBCLCs provide qualified, caring, and gracious feeding support.

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We provide a thorough and holistic approach to your care

Feeding support with The Gentle Village will commence with a thorough holistic assessment of the mother and baby. This includes taking a detailed obstetric and feeding history (if applicable). Your IBCLC will then complete a thorough physical assessment of you and your baby, and also a feeding assessment before tailoring a feeding plan to meet your goals.

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We are qualified and experienced IBCLCs

You can have peace of mind and feel assured knowing that our feeding support team are qualified International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs). We have many years of experience offering breastfeeding and bottle feeding support, demonstrating various nursing techniques, working with tongue tied babies and creating a personalised feeding plan to meet your infant’s needs.

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We come to you

You can enjoy the benefit of one-on-one feeding support in the comfort of your own home (feel free to stay in your pj's!). Your IBCLC coming to you helps remove the need and stress to get you and your baby organised and travel to your appointment and most importantly, avoid any waiting times!

Book your appointment with us

Use our easy online booking system to book your feeding consultations with us.

Please note: We are a mobile service and offer you in-home support. Travel fees may apply. Please read our FAQ's to learn more.
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