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Lactation Consultation 

Breastfeeding is a beautiful way to bond with your baby and has countless benefits for both.

If provided with the appropriate assistance and guidance, the vast majority of mums can have a long and happy breastfeeding journey with their baby.

A Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) could be an invaluable help when things are going less well. A typical consultation will involve a thorough medical history collection, an examination of the breasts, examination of the infant's oral cavity, and observation of a feed. After the full assessment the problem will be diagnosed and a treatment plan will be designed. The follow-up of the implementation of the treatment plan with be done over the phone or email until the problem is solved. The main reasons why mums look for the help of an IBCLC include:

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  • nipple or breast pain
  • latching issues
  • low milk supply
  • poor weight gain
  • returning to work while breastfeeding
  • feeding a sick baby
  • feeding while having health issues

But an IBCLC can help you with many other issues that may arise before, during and after your breastfeeding journey.

The Lactation consults are mainly given in Super Mummy's studio on 58 John Street in Kilkenny. Home visits can also be arranged if there are special circumstances and there is an added cost for dislocation.

The costs of the consultation can be totally or partially covered by private health insurance. It's advisable to confirm coverage with your insurance provider before booking your appointment.

For more information about the Lactation Consultant's role please visit www.alcireland.ie