What does a Lactation Consultant Do for You
'It is every human beings right to be breastfed / have access to breastmilk for the first six months of life, which may continue up to two years of age!' - States the WHO Code
We are a helping hand during any attachment or supply difficulties, will guide you if experiencing nipple problems or breast infections along with baby colic and reflux. We will work with you to find the best solution/s to achieving you end result of successful breastfeed, weaning...
Education available for individuals, families and groups.
- Ante / Post Natal care
- Attachment difficulties ie positioning
- Supply difficulties ie low or too much
- Nipple problems ie bleeding, blistered or cracked, candida albicans
- Breast problems ie inflammation, mastitis
Our founder has been a Lactation Consultant since 2002 and previously a Breastfeeding Counsellor since the 1980's.
Sandy shares over almost 30 years of experience working with mothers and babies during their pre, mid and post Lactation periods. Sandy is a fully qualified LC and is happy to make home visits to those in the great Melbourne east and south-east suburbs, with a follow up phone call and written information being inclusive to an initial consultation. Skype consultations are very popular now and you have access to me anywhere in the world. Clinic consultations also available.
Lactation Consultants are allied health professional who possess the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to facilitate breastfeeding. They offer support and specialist assistance to mothers who wish to succeed at breastfeeding, or who have problems that have not been resolved by other health professionals.
What does IBCLC mean?
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) has passed a fully accredited examination set by the Internal Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLE). The IBCLE certification is recognised as the Gold Standard for health professionals working with breastfeeding women, and all IBCLC’s are required to adhere to IBLCE’s Code of Ethics. Passing the IBLCE exam every 10 years, is a requirement for LCANZ and CLC-VIC membership, and both organisations members are also bounded by their own Standard of Practices.
Sandy B Simmons Lactation Consultant (LC) IBCLC No L-32097
International Board of Consulting Lactation Consultants accredited to 2017 (International exam sat once per year all around the globe on the same day – UNIQUE!) Breastfeeding Counsellor since 1987 and IBCLC since 2002. Lifetime Associate of the Australian Breastfeeding Association. Previously an ABA health professional educator.
Yours in Health and Happiness