"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 video. You can book via email. 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 is a hard 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 with virtually or chatting to a new mum, dad and their baby and sometimes, it is not always a first time mum. Second, third and subsequent mums can have a previously good breastfeeding experience with their first babies and now, this time around, may need support. There are sometimes mums, who have had tough breastfeeding journeys and this time around with their experience, reach out for support sooner, to avoid further problems.
I always say if breastfeeding is painful, reach out for support. Cuidiu, La Leche League and Friends of Breastfeeding and local Public Health Breastfeeding support groups have excellent Breastfeeding support networks and are a wealth of wisdom. Trust your gut, if it doesn’t feel right, you can ring me and I can chat to you and see if you need a consultation or can it be resolved over the phone.
Sometimes though, a problem may not be resolved and may need a longer consultation and you may prefer it in the privacy of your own home. This is where I can help.
What do I cover in a 1 hour Lactation Consultation? During the consultation, I’ll
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
Follow up emails up to 2 weeks after consult
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.
I follow up with you 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)
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