Welcome to MumaMilk – helping you achieve a positive breastfeeding experience.
Hello, my name is Joanna and I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), based in the Illawarra, NSW. I am here to help you achieve a positive breastfeeding experience.
I have personally experienced some of the challenges of breastfeeding, which is why I wanted to be able to help other mums have a better experience. I have been supporting mums and their babies in all areas of prenatal, birth, postnatal and breastfeeding for more than a decade, in both the UK and Australia.
You are not alone…
Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed our babies, but all too often it can throw up lots of challenges. The feelings felt by those of us that experience difficulties can be profound, we can feel a sense of failure to provide for our baby, a sense of loss at not being able to enjoy, connect and bond through the breastfeeding experience, and of course the physical impact of breastfeeding problems can leave us feeling traumatised and damaged.
Take comfort in knowing that you are not alone, many mums experience problems with breastfeeding, and with the right help and support most breastfeeding challenges can be overcome.
Why isn’t breastfeeding easy?
Historically women had always been exposed to childbirth and breastfeeding through their close family and community ties, allowing the natural practice of breastfeeding to be observed at close range. This frequent exposure meant that women were already aware of the ways that different women fed their babies and could enter into motherhood with confidence in their own ability to feed. But as our cultures changed over time, breastfeeding practice became less social as families and communities became more dispersed, meaning that women had far less opportunity to learn as they matured into adulthood and along with it their natural confidence in breastfeeding ability (and birthing) diminished.
What can MumaMilk do to help?
MumaMilk is dedicated to helping you achieve a positive breastfeeding experience.
MumaMilk supports mums with breastfeeding at all stages, ranging from pre-birth (dealing with issues from previous breastfeeding experiences), through to weaning at whatever age suits you and your baby.
The breastfeeding support available from MumaMilk includes dealing with complex challenges and more common issues, such as:
- Attachment difficulties
- Nipple and breast pain
- Low milk supply
- Tongue/lip tie
- Unsettled baby