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    Default Weekend help with breast feeding issues

    Just wondering if anyone knows if there is anyone available to see for help with a newborn attachment issues on a weekend? North Brisbane area.

    I've called the 13 Health line who explained and listened to me as well as gave me Internet ids to watch ( had already you tubed that) but I would love to see someone for more hands on help on what I'm doing wrong. Do I have to wait until Monday??

    Bubs is 4 days and my milk is coming in today, she has caused damage to both nipples due to incorrect attachments which I did't stop as I didn't want her to starve. She has great sucking motion but not taking enough breast so it doesn't hurt. (nipple at front of mouth)

    I have a child health centre that does Early Feeding Supportin my area that opens Monday and a midwife visit then as well (should have had them visit Friday but I thought I was going ok then)

    Is there some place open?

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    Try ringing the maternity ward at your local hospital. Some of the midwives are also lactation consultants and might be able to help you out

    Good luck and congratulations on your new bubba

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    Otherwise this consultant might be able to help, but would have a fee.

    http://revie.com.au/our-services/

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    I'm not in QLD but I would go back to the hospital which you had her. I was told if i had any issues up until baby was 6 weeks old to go back to hospital and they would help.

    Maybe give them a call, I'm sure they could let you know what to do.

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    Julie Bullard is an awesome lactation consultant based at coorparoo. If you can get hold of her on her mobile she may be able to help though. Something that might be useful, if bub isn't opening her mouth wide enough to latch; tickle the tip of her nose with your nipple, she will open her mouth wide and root for the nipple. If you're quick you can shove it in! Good luck getting through the weekend, some nipple damage and discomfort is inevitable but it can be horrible.

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    http://midwivesonthemove.com.au/

    I've used Shelley Guthrie before and found her to be fantastic for sorting BFing latching issues etc. I believe she is actually 24/7 and will come to you. Not sure about additional charges A/H and weekends though.

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    Sharon Armstrong. She is based at Embrace Health, North Lakes.

    http://www.embracelife.net.au/index..../breastfeeding

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    thanks everyone, will look into those mentioned and keep hospital in mind - not that i felt a got a lot of help while i was there.

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    The PPs gave a lot of helpful info.

    It may be worth giving the ABA a call and see whether they can recommend anyone or anything?

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    ABA are available on the phone 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. 1800 686 2 686.

    Give them a call


 

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