"Reaching out for help from the right person, can make all the difference on your breastfeeding journey”
ORLA DORGAN RGN IBCLC
Home consultations are on hold for now due to Covid 19.
Consultations are offered via Zoom. You can book via the 'Contact Me' button below. You will receive a link to join the Zoom consult. The consultation is up to 1 hour and the fee is €85. The fee includes a personalised care plan emailed to you and follow up for up to 2 weeks via email. It can be a tough time and if I can help you in any way I can, I will.
Orla Dorgan Practice Nurse & Lactation Consultant
'Supporting Mums, Dads & their baby to breastfeed successfully’
A Lactation Consultation involves meeting you virtually and listening to your story of what has being happening.
Every Mum is supported, be it your first baby, second, third or subsequent baby. All Mums need support when it comes to breastfeeding your baby especially when starting to experience problems.
I always say if breastfeeding is painful, reach out for support. Cuidiu, La Leche League, Friends of Breastfeeding and local Public Health Breastfeeding support groups may have Breastfeeding support networks and are a wealth of wisdom. Trust your gut, if it doesn’t feel right, reach out for help via a Breastfeeding Consultation. (All my consults are currently online via Zoom).
I also have social media pages on Instagram & Facebook @lactationtalkwithorla where I share lots of breastfeeding and baby information and it is worth checking here too for help.
What do I cover in a 1 hour Lactation Consultation? During the consultation,
Go over your pregnancy, delivery and medical history
Find out what is happening with Breastfeeding
Assess a feeding session with you and baby
Assess your breasts for any anatomical issues
Check your baby's anatomy (oral assessment) and sucking ability (for video consults, I will ask you to send me videos and photos)
Work with you to improve latching and positioning
Determine the likely reasons for the problems you are having
Provide tools and tips to help you breastfeed more easily
Send you a Personalised Care Plan that helps you reach your breastfeeding goals
I’m always very aware mums can find it hard at this time, I was there too. My approach is gentle and I ensure, you are happy with the plan.
You can follow up with me for up to 2 weeks after the consultation. This is all included in your initial consultation fee. Receipts provided ( I am a member of ALCI, NMBI, ) Some Health Insurance companies will reimburse for a Consultation. Check with your provider
Fee for the video consultation is €85 (this includes reviewing the photos/videos you send me prior to the consult, devising a personalised care plan and follow up via email for 2 weeks. Fees will be increasing to €100 on June 1st )
You can use the link below to contact me to make an appointment Every Mum is a perfect mum to her baby and there is usually no reason why you cannot breastfeed Just ask for help