Lactation Consultant Galway Louise January 2, 2024

Every Feeding Journey Is Unique

Lactation Consultant for You and Your Baby

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Every feeding journey is unique. As a trained Lactation Consultant, I provide compassionate support and evidence-based information – every step of the way – to help you meet your breastfeeding goals.

I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in January 2022, after 10 years of volunteering as a Cuidiú Breastfeeding Counsellor. Alongside my private practice work, I continue to volunteer at the monthly Cuidiú Breastfeeding group in Westside Library and the Cuidiú Bumps and Babes group in Galway. I am passionate about mothers and babies having the space, time and non-judgmental support they need to overcome any feeding challenges they face and to thrive. 

Whether you’re pregnant and preparing for breastfeeding, or you have a new baby or an older nursling and are looking for support, I can help. 

The research is clear that a strong support system is key to reaching feeding goals – an IBCLC lactation consultant is uniquely qualified to provide you with expert, personalised care.

before baby comes

Antenatal Consultations

  • Whether you are pregnant with your first, second or third baby (or more!), an antenatal consultation helps you gather the key information and resources you need to get off to a good start.
  • It gives you the space to ask questions and get support around any concerns you have. We can discuss and make a plan for how to optimise breastfeeding for your individual circumstances.
  • Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Antenatal consultations are available in the comfort of your home either on Zoom and in person and last 90 minutes.
  • Clients who book an antenatal consultation receive a postnatal home visit consultation at a 25% reduced rate.
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Antenatal consultations

If you are facing hardship or on low or no income, please contact me for reduced rate services.

after baby arrives

Postnatal Consultations

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Zoom consultations can be arranged if an in-person visit is not possible. Please contact me at tara@doulanextdoor.ie or (086) 232 8229.

  • A postnatal consultation takes place in the comfort of your own home in the days, weeks or months after your baby’s birth, or further into your baby’s feeding journey.
  • It is ideal for getting breastfeeding off to a good start, or for expert help in figuring out a feeding issue or challenge that has come up.
  • The consultation usually lasts around 2 hours and includes a full feeding observation and mother-baby assessment, taking into account your and your baby’s medical history and birth story.
  • We create a plan together that is tailored to meet your breastfeeding goals, and I provide you with written notes and follow-up support by phone/text for 2 weeks.
  • While one home visit is often all that’s needed, some feeding challenges are complex and take more time and support to problem solve. Follow-up home visits and Zooms when needed are offered at reduced rates.
  • Partners’ presence is welcome.
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Postnatal consultations

If you are facing hardship or on low or no income, please contact me for reduced rate services.

What do my clients say?

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