I'm due with my second in a couple of months. I wasn't able to establish breastfeeding with my first baby and would really love to be able to breastfeed this time.
I'm going private and having a cesarean so will be in hospital for almost a week. Last time I didn't get much support or assistance from the midwives. Is it possible to hire a private Lactation consultant to come to the hospital straight after the birth? I don't know if that's even a thing that's done but just trying to give myself the best chance of success this time around.
If it is possible could anyone recommend a good Lactation consultant around Greenslopes Hospital in Brisbane? TIA
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20-01-2016 14:04 #1Senior Member
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Lactation consultant at hospital after birth?
20-01-2016 14:12 #2
Absolutely! I hired a private LC at one point, they were able to see me within 2-3 days from memory. If you're having a scheduled c-section that should make it easy to know when to book them ahead of time.
I'd be surprised if there isn't a team of LCs at the hospital for the new mothers though who should be there to help you (but maybe I just went to an especially good maternity hospital and that isn't standard care).
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20-01-2016 18:15 #3
Greenslopes has decent mw with pretty good LC knowledge. Everyone I know who birthed there has bf for awhile and stopped out of choice rather than necessity.
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20-01-2016 21:48 #4-
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Have you checked that they don't have an lactation consultant on staff?
Their website says that have lactation consultants available in the Special Care Nursery to help with breastfeeding, so I would imagine that they work in Maternity as well.
The public hospital that I work at has a specific lactation consultant working during the day, 7 days a week. Some of our midwives are also lactation consultants as well.
I would be a surprised if none of their midwives are lactation consultants, even if there isn't a specific lactation consultant role.
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21-01-2016 11:10 #5Junior Member
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Hi Mama Mirabelle, We wanted to reassure you that we do have LCs as part of the team at Greenslopes Maternity. We would be happy to arrange an antenatal appointment for you with our one of our LCs so a plan can be put in place prior to delivery. Please call our Maternity Services Manager, Raechel during business hours on 3394 6703 so she can arrange this.
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