Paediatric Dietitian & Lactation Consultant
Kathleen (she/her) is the owner and operator of Feeding Foundations. She is a Dietitian (APD) and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with over 10 years of experience working with families. Kathleen has worked predominately publicly in community health as well as privately and in tertiary education. She currently works as a Lactation Consultant in a major public hospital in Melbourne as well as combining dietetics and lactation in her private role.
Kathleen is passionate about supporting and normalising breastfeeding. She is qualified as a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a member of the Lactation Consultants Association of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) and is a volunteer Breastfeeding Counsellor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association.
She has completed the Royal Children's Hospital's 'Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics' as well as being trained in the ‘Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding'. She has also completed training in Ellyn Satter's Feeding Dynamics Model.
Kathleen loves working with children and their families to assist them in meeting their nutritional needs and support them in developing positive relationships with food and their bodies.
As a parent, Kathleen appreciates first hand the challenges of feeding young children and the need for easy to implement practical recommendations.
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics - Deakin University
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) - L-136431
Certificate of Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics - Royal Children's Hospital
Diploma of Breastfeeding Management - Australian Breastfeeding Association
Graduate Certificate in Sex, Health and Society - Latrobe University
Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education - Australian Breastfeeding Association
SOS Approach to Feeding - Accredited Practitioner
Professional Accreditation and Memberships
Dietitians Australia (DA) - Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) status
Full member - Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ)
Health Professional member of the Australian Breastfeeding Association