Hi, I’m Rachel and I am very excited to be working as part of the CBR Clinics team.
I have been working in infant feeding since 2006 and as a Lactation Consultant I provide specialist feeding and bonding support for all families as they grow from pre-conception onwards. Each family’s journey is unique to them and so my support is tailored to their needs.
What might a feeding journey look like?
-Accessing support and education in your preconception or antenatal stage (includes surrogacy teams accessing together, and exclusively LGBTQ+ classes)
-1 parent feeding at the breast / chest
-2 parents feeding at the breast / chest
-Tandem feeding / inducing lactation / re-lactating
-Using a supplemental nursing system (SNS) to enable any expressed breast / donor / formula milk to be fed at the breast / chest
-Using a bottle to feed expressed breast / donor or formula milk, pacing feeds and understanding volume
-Transitions and endings
In addition to one to one lactation/feeding support I also offer antenatal workshops, hypnobirthing courses, advocacy, expert witness testimony and training for professional development. My sessions at CBR Clinics are done remotely via telehealth.