At the clinic in Eltham Dr Emily Jones (Osteopath & IBCLC) offers osteopathic care and lactation support to assist families with breast and bottle feeding issues. Drawing on knowledge and experience as an Osteopath, Lactation Consultant, and her personal experience through breastfeeding difficulties faced with both her daughters, Emily understands how challenging this can be for some families and is here to help support you during this time.
Treating, Supporting & educating families for over a decade
An assessment for the newborn or infant may involve screening to review progress in meeting movement, coordination, activity, musculoskeletal or developmental milestones expected by age or stage.
For mother–baby dyads experiencing biomechanical sucking difficulties, examination may also include assessment of the baby’s suck, swallow, breathing, tongue range of motion and function, and a thorough oral assessment.
Dr Emily Jones (Osteopath & IBCLC) has qualified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant to provide clinical management of breastfeeding. An IBCLC can reassure you when breastfeeding and lactation are going well, and provide information and support to help prevent and manage common concerns. IBCLC lactation consultants are knowledgeable about up-to-date evidence-based practices, experienced in complex breastfeeding issues, sensitive to the needs of both mothers and children, and are ethical in their practice.
We offer a range of clinical lactation services. This may include advice on positioning and attachment and/ or manual therapy treatment. We also offer support before and after tongue and lip tie release including hands-on care and exercise prescription.
Education is provided about how to manage common lactation issues, as well as how to assist your baby in movement and activities to help promote postural stability and musculoskeletal developmental milestones.
To ensure you and your child get the best care, we work in association with other health professionals. These include general practitioners, paediatricians, maternal and child health nurses, lactation consultants, paediatric dentists and speech pathologists. This may include referral to other health professionals in helping supporting mother and baby.