Home visit: This visit is available for those who would prefer for me to come and see them or who feel unable to attend the clinic. Home visit rate is €180. Additional costs may apply for visits beyond Cork city.
Phone Consultation: If you wish to discuss a breastfeeding issue at length that doesn’t require a visit to me or you live too far away to come and see me, I am available for a consultation by phone. Ring me or email to book a phone consultation. Cost for a phone consultation is €60.
What breastfeeding issues or problems can you help with?
As each mother and baby pair are unique all breastfeeding problems vary, I assess you and your baby and then help you resolve your particular issue. I am then available by phone for follow up calls as needed. It is important to note that most breastfeeding issues can be resolved.
Some of the breastfeeding issues I can help you with:
What happens at the breastfeeding consultation?
“If you want to breastfeed, I am here to help”
What is the difference between the initial consultation and the follow up visit?
Initial Visit - As every mother and baby pair are unique the initial consultation allows me to get a full picture of your individual issues and needs. I can then provide comprehensive recommendations and plan of care. At the initial visit I need to take a full history of the breastfeeding to date, this includes a history of the pregnancy, labour and birth. I also do a full assessment of the baby and the mother as well as observing an entire breastfeeding session. Then we need to address the issues that are causing problems and we need to have the time to do this comprehensively in order to resolve the problems.
Follow up visit - Is to address any outstanding issues that you may still be having. Not everyone needs to have a follow up visit and we can decide at the end of the initial visit if a follow up is necessary.
What if I need to see you urgently?
If breastfeeding issues are urgent and need to be dealt with promptly. Please feel free to ring me anytime and leave a detailed message and I will get back to you as soon as I can (usually within a few hours). We can then arrange for you to be seen either in the clinic or as a home visit depending on what is deemed best.
I am interested in a phone consultation, how do I know that my issue is appropriate for a phone consultation?
You can give me a ring and we can discuss which option is best for you, a visit or phone consultation. If the issue is such that I think I need to see you and your baby in order to best help you I will advise you accordingly.
With Clare's support I have managed to feed my son exclusively and he is now over 8 months old. Thanks Clare.
I breastfed my little boy for 9 months and managed to avoid bottle completely, he went straight to drinking from a cup.Thanks Clare!