Every family deserves timely, up to date and personalised support from their health care professional.
I’m a mum of two pretty fab `Pilbara born & raised’ adult boys, Child Health Nurse (CHN), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), latecomer to the joy of good coffee and proud business owner of Milk and Kindness Lactation and Breastfeeding services.
In my role as a CHN I have had the privilege of working with a diverse group of parents and their little ones from birth to school age. Parents all agree that this intense period in our lives is both a challenging and rewarding one and that adjusting to parenthood requires kindness, respect and non-judgemental support as we navigate through the many seasons of parenting.
Milk and Kindness was born from an overwhelming desire to ease new Mumma’s gently and respectfully into trusting their instincts (and bodies) and supporting them to move towards achieving their individual feeding goals.
Milk and Kindness is all about providing holistic, respectful and evidence-based support and education for breastfeeding, chest feeding, exclusive pumping or mixed feeding.
We know the majority of expectant Mum’s are planning to breastfeed “if I can”. In fact 96% of them will start breastfeeding in the hospital, but most will say it is the MOST confusing, stressful skill to learn and gain confidence in, in those early days & weeks after birth. It does get easier but we also know there is unspeakable grief and loss experienced when Mums are unable to reach their breastfeeding goals.
Milk and Kindness provides an authentic family-centred approach which also takes into account normal infant behaviours and development. I believe wholeheartedly that when families are given individually tailored support and reassurance they seek on their own terms – the milk magic truly happens!
I see you. I hear you. I support YOU.
Let me support you by reaching out and booking a consult today.
If breastfeeding your babe is absolutely non-negotiable because it matters deeply to you, this breastfeeding support package is for you Mumma. This premium service enables wrap around support and continuity of care by including a 1 hour lactation & breastfeeding consult during pregnancy which includes a comprehensive maternal medical history and lactation/feeding plan and then a follow-up home visit after your birth. This 1.5hr postnatal breastfeeding and lactation consult, includes further maternal and infant assessments, an infant oral assessment and respectful `hands -off’ observation and support of the breastfeeding. An individualised lactation/breastfeeding plan including tip sheets and resources will be provided within 24 hours following each of these appointments. That’s two (2) consults providing individually tailored support and reassurance that honours and respects a mother and her infant’s innate instincts and abilities and eases you towards reaching your personal infant feeding goals. ** This package also includes two (2) weeks phone or text support and an additional short consult (if required) to ensure any further questions or concerns are addressed. $420 ($40 discount)
Lactation Consult in Pregnancy (Antenatal)
Milk and Kindness values antenatal education as a powerful first step to empowering prospective parents about breastfeeding. If this is your first baby or if you have previously had a difficult breastfeeding experience; this consult is for families who want to prepare themselves for the best breastfeeding experience and will guide and support you to navigate potential challenges and to articulate and advocate for your personal breastfeeding goals in those first few days. This consult includes a thorough medical and health history assessment, education around how & when to express colostrum and a personalised breastfeeding plan including tip sheets and resources. $200 1 hr consult
Lactation Consult at home or in-clinic (Postnatal)
The most commonly booked consultation. Milk and Kindness will come to you in the comfort of your own home in the early weeks after babe’s birth to support you with your breastfeeding, focus on maternal wellness and self care and share key insights into your new baby’s behaviour and development. This consult includes maternal and infant assessments including an oral examination of baby, observation of a breastfeed as required and an individualised infant feeding plan including tip sheets and resources as required. This service also includes a follow-up phone consult in the days following your appointment. $260 1.5hr consult
Lactation Consult via Telehealth (Postnatal)
A Telehealth consult for clients living outside of the area or unable to attend due to illness or isolation requirements. Milk and Kindness will support you in the comfort of your own home via a secure Telehealth line. This consult includes comprehensive medical, pregnancy, birth and feeding history; an individualised infant feeding plan including tip sheets and resources. This service also includes a follow-up phone consult in the days following your appointment. $260 1.5hr consult
Ongoing/Follow-up Support – Lactation Consult at home or in clinic.
Milk and Kindness (your cheer squad!) will provide ongoing face to face support for those seeking further reassurance and guidance either in the comfort of your own home or in our comfortable family-friendly clinic in Dampier. This service is only available to clients who have had an INITIAL consult. $160 1hr consult
Ongoing/Follow-up Support – Lactation Consult Telephone/ Telehealth
Milk and Kindness will provide ongoing telephone or online/telehealth support for those seeking further reassurance and guidance.
This service is only available to clients who have had an INITIAL consult. $90 45min consult
`The Quickie’ Telephone Consult
Grab yourself a coffee or pour yourself a cuppa, Milk and Kindness will provide a 30 minute `quickie’ consult over the phone for those seeking general information, reassurance or guidance around infant feeding and development. Please note: these consults do not include a full medical history or assessment and therefore limited with regards to specific issues and do not include a personalised feeding plan. Please message us before booking to discuss suitability . $75 30min consult
`The Quickie’ Consult – in Clinic (Wednesdays/Thursdays)
If you’re seeking general information, reassurance or guidance around infant feeding and development, or just need to debrief about Mum- life; Nat from Milk and Kindness will provide you with the space and time for an evidence-based 30 minute face to face consult. These consultations do not include a full medical history or assessment and therefore are providing general information and do not include a personalised feeding plan. Please message us before booking to discuss suitability . $90 30min consult
Milk and Kindness values antenatal education as a powerful first step to empowering expectant parents about breastfeeding. Whether this is your first baby or you have previously had a difficult breastfeeding experience; the Milk & Kindness Breastfeeding Masterclass is for parents who want to prepare themselves for an enjoyable and empowered breastfeeding experience.
Our 3 hour workshop will inform and guide you to prepare yourself for breastfeeding your new baby; navigate potential challenges and to articulate and advocate for your personal breastfeeding goals in those early days and weeks. $130 (incl partner/support person).
STEP Early Parent Group
STEP (Supported to Thrive in Early Parenthood) group is all about gaining knowledge and building your new parent networks. The 6 week FREE program is facilitated by Nat from Milk & Kindness with an an extensive background in maternal and child health, as well as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC/LC). Nat will provide expectant and new Mums the opportunity to meet and connect whilst gaining knowledge and awareness around the transition to parenthood and your infants `fourth trimester’.
Topics of discussion include infant development, feeding challenges, sleeps & settling with a neuroprotective `secure attachment’ focus, family mental health, adjusting to parenthood, Matrescence – becoming a Mum, and also link you into evidence-based community and online resources that inform and empower you throughout your early parenting journey. This program is generously funded by Regional Development Australia Pilbara and being held at the Dampier Community Hall on TUESDAY mornings from 10am to 12am.
Click on GROUP EDUCATION via the booking link below. For more information about our next group start date, please email Nat via email@example.com.
Enquiries via email to Nat@milkandkindness.com.au
Private Health Insurance
Touch base with your private health provider to see if a rebate for your lactation consultant service applies.
Travel Surcharges may apply and are based on distance travelled from Dampier.
If you require additional information please don’t hesitate to reach out. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: Nat from Milk & Kindness will be on leave from Friday 6 October until Tuesday 23 October 2023. If you require breastfeeding support during this time, please contact The Australian Breastfeeding Association on 1800 686 268.