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Nurtured Lactation

Breastfeeding Support

Polly Watson

Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Midwife,
Child and Family Health Nurse

Home visits offered across Northern Sydney

 or Telehealth appointments also available

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Services

I offer antenatal and postnatal support tailored to your individual needs at home in your natural breastfeeding environment.

While it is ideal to conduct consultations face to face, distance does not always allow, so Telehealth consultations are available.

Antenatal Breastfeeding Preparation

Antenatal Preparation

Whether this will be your first breastfeeding experience, or you have had challenges previously, learning how to support your baby to breastfeed and stimulate your milk supply in the first critical hours and days from birth can make a significant difference to your breastfeeding journey. Let me prepare you for what to expect, how to get breastfeeding off to the best start, and how to navigate early breastfeeding issues.

Establishing Breastfeeding

Establishing Breastfeeding

Learning about normal newborn feeding behaviour while they recover from birth and establish breastfeeding can help to build your breastfeeding confidence and nurture you and your baby's special bond. Establishing the fundamentals of breastfeeding such as good position and latch and responding to your baby's cues right from your first breastfeed can help to avoid problems and set you up for a positive breastfeeding experience.

Navigating lactation challenges

Navigating Challenges

Getting to know your baby's individual needs and communication cues while potentially managing unforeseen issues such as damaged nipples, mastitis or low milk suppy, as well as a range of other issues that you may be faced with on your breastfeeding journey, can be challenging and overwhelming. I can work with you and your family to navigate those challenges and help you achieve your breastfeeding goals.

If the above services don't appear to meet your needs then please call, text or email to discuss further.

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About Me

At Nurtured Lactation I'm here to support you in a gentle and holistic way that nurtures you and your baby while providing effective evidence based care. After graduating as a Registered Nurse over 20 years ago I have always loved supporting mothers, babies, and families through pregnancy and the crucial early years of childhood. As a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Midwife, and Child and Family Health Nurse, I have spent the past seven years helping mothers with breastfeeding and newborn care. I believe in providing families with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about their breastfeeding journey and the care of their newborn. I hope to have the opportunity to support you and your family to achieve your breastfeeding goals.

Home Visit Fees

Postnatal Initial Consultation $260

 A 1½ – 2 hour visit which will include observing a full breastfeed and discussion of any challenges, taking a detailed history of your birth and breastfeeding journey, and any relevant medical history. We will develop a breastfeeding plan to support you and you can contact me as needed going forward.

Some situations may be managed more effectively with two shorter sessions instead which we can discuss during your visit.

I have high quality portable baby scales and can weigh your baby as needed.

Follow up Consultation $180

A follow up consultation usually lasts around 1 hour and may be required for more challenging issues or where ongoing support and assessment is required.

Antenatal Breastfeeding Preparation $220

Lasting approximately 1½ hours, an antenatal consultation will involve talking through your breastfeeding goals, assessing any issues that may affect your breastfeeding journey, and preparing you for what to expect in the early hours, days and weeks after birth in order to get breastfeeding off to the best start. Recommended around 36 weeks of pregnancy.

A travel fee will be charged if you book outside of Northern Sydney.

Telehealth Consultation Fees

Postnatal Initial Telehealth Consultation $150

 A 1-1½ hour consult which will include observing a full breastfeed and discussion of any challenges, taking a detailed history of your birth and breastfeeding journey, and any relevant medical history. We will develop a breastfeeding plan to support you and you can contact me as needed going forward.

Follow up Telehealth Consultation $100

Lasting around 30-60 minutes, a follow up telehealth consultation may be required for more challenging issues or where ongoing support and assessment is required.

Antenatal Breastfeeding Preparation Telehealth Consultation $150

Lasting approximately 1½ hours, an antenatal consultation will involve talking through your breastfeeding goals, assessing any issues that may affect your breastfeeding journey, and preparing you for what to expect in the early hours, days and weeks after birth in order to get breastfeeding off to the best start. Recommended around 36 weeks of pregnancy.

Offering home visits across

Northern Sydney.

Telehealth also available.

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