"Without Alissa, I wouldn’t be where I am today, 5 months into solely breastfeeding and loving it!
I cannot even begin to express how much I appreciate everything she did for our family. The precious moments and the bond my daughter and I have is the best thing in the world! Persevering through the tough times and having Alissa to turn to was the most valuable support ever."
EXPERT BREASTFEEDING & SLEEP SUPPORT
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI)
Gentle Sleep Coach
I've been working with mums and babies for almost 10 years and I know how important it is to have the right support with breastfeeding and sleep - to make your journey into parenthood as smooth and enjoyable as possible!
As a mother myself I know that the early years of parenting present constant challenges. Whether it be with breastfeeding, weaning, sleep or beyond.
I work closely with families providing expert holistic feeding and sleep support. Drawing on my experience and training as a midwife, lactation consultant and sleep coach to provide comprehensive support and advice throughout your journey.
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Please feel free to get in touch for a no obligation chat to discuss the support you require.
Holistic, family centred support with:
- breastfeeding challenges including painful feeding, poor weight gain, over/undersupply, weaning + more
- establishing good sleep habits for your newborn
- dealing with sleep challenges for babies/children from
birth to 5 years of age
WHAT IS AN IBCLC?
IBCLC is the highest level credential for health care professionals who specialise in the clinical management of breastfeeding. We are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
To qualify as an IBCLC candidates are required to complete 90 hours of breastfeeding specific education, 1000 hours of clinical practice supporting breastfeeding mothers, as well as meet requirements for health science education (such as having a degree in nursing or midwifery). IBCLCs must also re-certify every five years.
IBCLCs support mothers at all stages of their breastfeeding journey including:
- antenatal education
- early establishment of breastfeeding
- managing nipple pain
- managing newborn weight loss
- assessing tongue function
- assisting mums who wish to combination feed
- supporting mums with expressing, returning to work & weaning
+ addressing any concerns you may have related to breastfeeding and early parenthood