EducationWelcome to parents and colleagues. We hope you enjoy your visit with us.
Our practice begun in 1990 when we were among the first group in South Africa to be accredited as International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs). We offer private home consultations and lactation education.
We are passionate about supporting mothers to reach their own breast-feeding goals. We aim to empower and support women and to educate about the importance of breastfeeding by debunking the many myths that abound and sharing evidence-based information.
We are especially grateful to colleagues - near and far, and the many mothers and babies who have taught us so much along the way!
In the past, women were comfortable with birth, breastfeeding, babies and parenting because they’d seen it all their lives. They absorbed the prevailing knowledge, skills and wisdom without realizing it. And they used their instincts. Our instincts are just as strong today – we just have to listen to them.
Mothers learn best from other mothers – not from a book or website! However, often our own mothers, sisters or close friends did not breastfeed and are not able to be supportive.
Most women attempt to breastfeed, but many stop earlier than they wish due to problems that are either avoidable or manageable.
Breastfeeding is robust – it is designed to work. With some understanding of how the breasts work and the needs of newborns, it is easy to have an abundant milk supply and a happy breastfeeding experience.
With education and support you can successfully breastfeed your baby!