Breastfeeding

You’ve probably been told how beneficial breastfeeding your baby will be to their health, wellbeing and the wonderful bonding opportunity it gives.

Then you start to ask yourself … “Will I be able to, will it be difficult, and will it fit my lifestyle?”

Breastfeeding is definitely an investment in the immediate and long-term health of both you and your baby with great potential for savings in health and feeding costs now and into the future.

As a breastfeeding specialist (IBCLC) since 2003 I love being able to simplify breastfeeding while empowering you with knowledge and support you taking your “I will if I can ...” to “I can do this!”

But don’t midwives help with breastfeeding? … yes they do but their time is usually limited and more general in focus. As an IBCLC, I can give you timely continuity of care with breastfeeding establishment & more complex breastfeeding issues like latch issues, milk supply and medical issues affecting you or your baby.

Becoming a parent is an amazing time in your life and can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. Like any new career you need time to settle in and find your feet. Breastfeeding like any other new role is easier with a support crew & knowledge so developing a support system and trusted source of information can be a key to success. Breastfeeding gets easier with practice with the right information and support often preventing common problems and help you learn faster on the job!

IBCLC’s are your go to for getting breastfeeding off to a flying start and general breast-feeding issues but also have the skills to provide detailed assessment and support based on a current evidence base.

“Research has shown the support of an IBCLC with at least one face to face interaction resulted in an overall increase of breastfeeding at 6 months”1

I’m here to support your breastfeeding journey & help you reach your goals and look forward to being there with you and your family at this special time.

Can Lactation Consulting help you?

Can Lactation Consultation help me?

Yes if …

  • You are feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and considering giving up.
  • You need some encouragement & reassurance breastfeeding is going well.
  • If you’ve been told or are concerned your baby is not gaining weight.
  • You are wondering if you have enough milk or dealing with an oversupply.
  • You have nipple or breast pain but are told it looks fine.
  • You have medical issues that might affect breastfeeding such as difficulty falling pregnant, PCOS, gestational diabetes, diabetes, thyroid problems, etc.
  • Your baby has medical issues that might affect breastfeeding such as prematurity, Cleft Palate, Downs syndrome, allergies, heart problems.

Pre birth

So much to learn in a hospital stay averaging 1-2 days … a pre-birth session with me gives you confidence, skills and knowledge to relax & enjoy breastfeeding your baby minus unnecessary hassle or pain.

At Red Gate Clinic I offer a range of breastfeeding workshops to suit your individual needs, lifestyle & geography

A pre-birth breastfeeding session is a must for all expectant parents planning to breastfeed.

A pre-birth consult answers your questions answered and includes…

  • How breastfeeding works and what to expect in the early hours, days & weeks
  • Launching with a flying start and tips to avoid common breastfeeding issues
  • Feeling confident in how to comfortably latch your baby to breast
  • Establishing a great milk supply & knowing your baby is getting enough
  • Tips & tricks to learn to breastfeed quickly & find solutions fast
  • What partners can do to really make a difference
  • When & how to express?
  • Early days breastfeeding resource pack
  • Knowing when to call a Lactation Consultant

A pre-birth breastfeeding session is essential if you’ve experienced or expect breastfeeding challenges due to:

  • Previous issues with sore nipples or low milk supply
  • History of hormonal disorders- PCOS, IVF, difficulty falling pregnant
  • Previous breastfeeding problems or past low supply experience
  • No noticeable breast changes during pregnancy
  • Asymmetrical breasts, wide breast spacing or ‘odd’ shaped breasts
  • Acute or chronic issues- e.g. diabetes including gestational diabetes
  • Breast surgery
  • Flat or inverted nipples
  • Family history of allergies or food intolerance
  • Tongue tie
  • Cleft palate
  • Thyroid issues
  • Possibility of premature birth
  • You are expecting twins or more!

Post birth

Breastfeeding gives your baby the best possible start and like any new job it takes time, skills & patience which is tough if you’re sore or just plain tired.

As an experienced private practice IBCLC since 2003:

  • I can help you confidently breastfeed and enjoy your baby
  • I can help you learn to breastfeed as quickly as possible
  • Provide tools to reach your personal breastfeeding goals
  • I believe most breastfeeding issues can be prevented or overcome
  • I use evidence based information & thorough assessment
  • I provide consistent support and personalised action plan

I can help find breastfeeding solutions fast with issues such as …

  • Breastfeeding establishment
  • Sore-nipple prevention and troubleshooting
  • Over-supply and low-supply
  • Attachment/sucking issues
  • Wakeful or fussy baby
  • Premature or early baby
  • Colic or reflux management
  • Mastitis prevention and treatment
  • Tongue tie assessment
  • Breastfeeding with food intolerances/allergies
  • Breastfeeding twins
  • Work-and-breastfeeding plan
  • Expressing and storing milk
  • Low weight-gain
  • Breastfeeding w hen you and baby are separated.

Lactation Consultations

Plan for success – book your antenatal breastfeeding session today.

Pre-birth breastfeeding information and advice puts you in a fantastic position to meet your goals and get you and your baby off to a healthy, happy breastfeeding start.

Pre Birth Breastfeeding Workshop Consult $140

Initial Post Birth Breastfeeding Consult $150

Follow up Breastfeeding Consult $100

Referral Report $40

  • Recommended from 30 weeks
  • Partner welcome ( free)
  • Personalised consult & information to suit your needs
  • Your questions answered
  • Know your Lactation Consultant before birth
  • Quick easy access to support post birth
  • 1 hr appointment session

Available in room or online via Zoom

Mum to Be Packages

Plan to feel well supported, confident, relaxed & nurtured through your pregnancy and early newborn days …

Enjoy your breastfeeding journey and baby with support when you need it for a flying start to hassle free, comfortable breastfeeding.

Pregnancy Bowen to relieve common pregnancy issues like hand or foot swelling, back or hip pain, sciatica, nausea, reflux etc.

Baby Bowen is calming & supports your baby to adjust to life outside the womb.

Post Birth Bowen to relax & help post pregnancy & birth recovery.

Complete Breastfeeding Confidence & Care $260 (save $80)

  • Private pre-birth breastfeeding confidence consult
  • Personalised post birth breastfeeding help, assessment & plan
  • Priority booking for post birth breastfeeding appointments
  • Bonus text or phone support for 2 weeks post birth valued at $50

Post Birth Breastfeeding Confidence & Care $315 (save $85)

  • Personalised post birth breastfeeding help, assessment & plan
  • Up to two follow up breastfeeding consults
  • Priority booking for post birth breastfeeding appointments
  • Bonus text or phone support for 2 weeks post birth valued at $50

Lactation, Mum & Baby Nurture $335 (save $85)

  • Pregnancy Bowen to relieve pregnancy issues or just simply relax!
  • Private pre-birth breastfeeding confidence consult
  • Personalised post birth breastfeeding help, assessment & plan
  • Priority booking for post birth breastfeeding appointments
  • Bonus text or phone support for 2 weeks post birth valued at $50

Breastfeeding, Mum & Me $385 (save $95)

  • Pregnancy Bowen to relieve pregnancy issues or just simply relax!
  • Private pre-birth breastfeeding confidence consult
  • Personalised post birth breastfeeding help, assessment & plan
  • Priority booking for post birth breastfeeding appointments
  • Bonus text or phone support for 2 weeks post birth valued at $50
  • Package of 3 Baby Bowens – very calming, great for post birth recovery, colic, reflux, latch difficulty

Breastfeeding Success Workshops

Pre-birth breastfeeding information and advice puts you in a fantastic position to meet your goals and get you and your baby off to a healthy, happy breastfeeding start.

Private Pre Birth Breastfeeding Workshop and Consult $140

  • Pre Birth Breastfeeding Session
  • Tailored to your specific needs & any medical issues
  • Appointments at a time that suits you best
  • Available as an online appointment if distance an issue
  • Recommended from 30 weeks
  • Partner welcome (free)
  • Your questions answered
  • Know your Lactation Consultant before birth
  • Quick easy access to support post birth

Pre Birth Group Breastfeeding Workshop $120

  • Pre Birth Breastfeeding Session
  • Small group setting in clinic
  • Recommended from 30 weeks
  • Partner welcome (free)
  • Your questions answered
  • Know your Lactation Consultant before birth
  • Quick easy access to support post birth
  • Minimum 3 couples per workshop

Online Recorded Pre Birth Breastfeeding Workshop $110 (coming soon)

  • Recommended from 30 weeks
  • Watch when and where it suits
  • Save travelling- perfect for rural women
  • Access for a month

Health Professionals / Day Care / Workplace Workshops

Workshops can be tailored to suit your organisations learning needs

Price on application

1Breastfeeding Support Interventions by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis
Ellen M. Chetwynd, PhD, MPH, BSN, IBCLC, Heather M. Wasser, PhD, MPH, RD, IBCLC, Charles Poole, ScD,
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0890334419851482

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Client love

Sue, you were such a big help with both the kids in those early hazy days of breastfeeding, and I recommend you to anyone who's having trouble establishing breastfeeding or who is planning to breastfeed. Heidi, Dom, Tim and I all say a big thanks to you!

Juliet Sheridan
Juliet Sheridan

I'm on top of the world now.. you made such a difference!! After Bowen it was like I made leaps and bounds each day. What would we do without it?? Can't thank you enough!

Jade Hornick
Jade Hornick

I found the early days of breastfeeding a really difficult, painful and anxious time. With Sue’s support and guidance it became a lot easier and gave me the confidence in my milk supply & myself to continue and as a new mum having that support was so important and it made me feel relieved and very grateful.

Brooke Ashton
Brooke Ashton

Sue was a godsend during my pregnancy. I suffered from severe HG (Hyperemesis gravidarum) and migraines right up until 20 weeks. I was in hospital almost daily getting needles to help both with no relief when I booked in with sue. Within 24 hours of my first appointment my migraines were gone and I went from spewing 10-15 times a day to having no symptoms of nausea for the rest of my pregnancy. Without Sues help it would have been an awful 9 months. I’d be lost without her!

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6 months after breaking my upper humerus and a grade 1 fracture of my ac joint in my shoulder I only had about 10-20% mobility and was stiff and in pain and regular physio was not seeing any improvements. Within 3 weekly visits of Bowen my movement had substantially improved to 60-70% and the pain was relieved. Now it’s 100% and totally fine.

Brooke Ashton
Brooke Ashton

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+61 418 183 050

Redgate Clinic is based in Ravensbourne and Highfields, near Toowoomba, QLD.

Ravensbourne

Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and alternate Saturdays by appointment

3468 Esk Hampton Road, Ravensbourne QLD 4352

Highfields

Open Mondays by appointment

Wellbeing Cottage, The Village Green, Shop 7, 10475 New England Highway, QLD 4352

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