Kathleen is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and is a member of Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ).
She is also a qualified breastfeeding counsellor, volunteering for the Australian Breastfeeding Association. As a mother with two young children she has experienced the ups and downs of breastfeeding first hand.
KATHLEEN CAN PROVIDE INDIVIDUALISED LACTATION SUPPORT WITH
Antenatal lactation planning & education
Sore nipples and/or breast tissue
Low weight gain
Positioning and attachment
Mastitis, blocked ducts, thrush and white spot
Milk expression and storage
Use and removal of nipple shields
Sleep and settling
Returning to work or study
Introduction of family foods
Lactation nutritional advice
Re-lactation after a break
Advocacy with other treating health professionals
Kathleen has a special interest in supporting families in challenging or complex situations.
Transgender and gender diverse caregivers
Child and/or caregiver disability
Child cleft lip and/or palate
Extended separations from child
Child or caregiver surgery and/hospitalisations
Chemotherapy and radiation-based treatments