Lactation Consultant

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For warm, caring and professional support from Nicole Passov, Renee Kam and Dr Maryallan Girolami.

Our Lactation Consultants, Nicole, Renee and Maryallan, are highly skilled in assisting from birth well into the early childhood years and can help with a range of feeding concerns, including:

• Sore nipples and/or breasts
• Low supply
• Low weight gains
• Positioning and attachment
• Mastitis, blocked ducts, thrush, vasospasm, white spot
• Sleep and settling
• Oversupply
• Breast refusal
• Fussy babies
• Biting
• Introduction of family foods
• Nutritional advice

They are open-minded and non-judgmental. They will help you decide how you want to feed your child and establish a feeding plan that best suits you and your child, rather than telling you what you “should do”.

Consultations are available in your home or at NEST Elsternwick. An initial consult is approximately 1.5 hours and a review or follow-up appointment is an hour.

They will help you develop feeding strategies tailored to you and your child. And at the conclusion of your visit, Nicole, Renne and Maryallan can provide you with a written plan which outlines the feeding strategies discussed with you during the consultation.

Following your initial visit, you are not flying solo. Nicole, Renee and Maryallan will stay in touch during the next few weeks to provide support and advice to you and your child. If further assistance is required, a follow-up visit can be scheduled.

Nicole, Renee or Maryallan may also refer you to one of our clinicians if they believe there may be an underlying medical concern. A benefit of the NEST model of care is that you have a complete team of multi-disciplinary professionals, including Obstetricians, Paedetricians, Physiotherapists, Nutrition & Dietetics and more, at your fingertips to seamlessly and effectively extend the level of care available. Learn more about the range of services offered at our Elsternwick and Hawthorn clinics at Our Nest.

Contact us for further information about our Lactation Consultant service and fees, or to make a booking. When making a booking our admin team will take your details and liaise with Nicole, Renne or Maryallan about an appointment time that suits you both either at NEST Elsternwick or in your home. If you book a home visit, our admin team will contact you beforehand to take payment over the phone.