Although breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world it is not always easy. As midwives, we are very dedicated to assisting women to resolve problems such as sore nipples and low milk supply. We have many skills in this area, and we can access other resources such as lactation consultants when this is helpful.
Our postpartum home visits mean that mothers and babies don’t have to leave home to be reassured that things are going well or to get help with breastfeeding. We ensure that the baby does not lose too much weight or become dehydrated while working with women to resolve any breastfeeding problems.
We can link you with other resources in the community such as Public Health, La Leche League and Women Everywhere Breastfeed. Community groups are a great way to get ongoing support after you leave our care when your baby is 6 weeks old.