Our team of lactation consultants offer lactation support as a stand alone service or combined with osteopathic care, to assist families with breast and bottle feeding issues. With personal and professional experience, we understand how challenging infant feeding issues can be and are here to help support you and your baby through your journey.
Support, empathy and care for mums and babies
We offer a range of clinical lactation services, to help with questions during pregnancy, the first days of life, on returning to work and when weaning.
An assessment involves both mum and baby, and may include a thorough examination of oral function for the infant. We provide advice on positioning and attachment and education about how to manage common feeding issues.
Both Emily Jones (Osteopath & IBCLC) and Emily Brittingham (IBCLC) are qualified as International Board Certified Lactation Consultants 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.
The combination of osteopathy with lactation support may assist with complex infant feeding issues.
An assessment of the baby may involve screening to review progress in meeting movement, coordination, activity, musculoskeletal and developmental milestones expected by age or stage.
Management may include manual therapy techniques, and education about movement and activities for your baby to help promote promote postural stability and physical milestones.
We also offer support before and after tongue and lip tie release including hands-on care and exercise prescription.
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.