Lactation Consultations

Breastfeeding is by far the best way to feed a baby. Most women know and acknowledge that.

Some women find breastfeeding easy and satisfying from the start, but others find it difficult to do without help, and it can be hard to find the right help…..

The lactation consultant can help you get the basics of breastfeeding right and help you prevent problems and treat them quickly if they occur.

You do not have to struggle on your own and endure unnecessary pain.

Much advice women get is inaccurate or discouraging. The lactation consultant will help you separate fact from fiction and help you understand how the body makes and maintains a sufficient milk supply.

She will also help you monitor baby’s intake and weight gain, as the chief concern of most mothers is whether baby is getting enough milk, as the amounts cannot be measured. She will teach you what to look for and build confidence that you CAN feed baby enough without measuring every drop.

Support during the early days will facilitate a satisfying breastfeeding experience and prevent giving up breastfeeding before you want to.

If you need assistance, feel free to phone for an appointment.

Payment will be due at the time of the consultation.

Some medical aids will reimburse you.

Christine Swanepoel

082 487 4533