PRENATAL CONSULTATION

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Gaining breastfeeding knowledge while pregnant is enormously helpful in being able to navigate those first days and weeks.

Many women have imagined the birth of their baby, perhaps created an ideal birth plan, but have you imagined the first time you breastfeed? What it will feel like? How will it feel the third time and the thirtieth time? Would you like a feeding plan?

Perhaps you have had a difficult feeding experience with an earlier baby. A prenatal consultation can help you to work towards a place of healing, calm and acceptance, and to acknowledge that this new baby will come with their own new story. We can work together to ensure you feel armed with knowledge and confidence for the next feeding journey ahead of you.

“Johanna is one of a kind. Such a generous person with her immense knowledge and the one you want to see when you need to plan your breastfeeding journey or need help because something went wrong or you’re in need of information and reassurance. I saw Johanna for a pre-natal consultation and after birth. I struggled so much with breastfeeding and I can honestly say I would not be here breastfeeding my 3 month old without her help.”

– Margarida

AREAS of EXPERTISE

Understanding your baby

  • Understand normal newborn behaviour during the first hours, days and weeks.
  • Understand your baby’s instincts, reflexes, and how to utilise these for an optimum feeding experience
  • Learn how milk is created, how it is released from your breasts, and how your milk changes throughout every day and every feed.

Troubleshooting

  • Review typical issues that can arise during the first days and weeks, and what to do in such situations.
  • How do I know it’s working? What to do if I think it isn’t? 
  • Dispel common myths and ‘rules’ surrounding breastfeeding, to empower yourself with knowledge before you even begin.

Supporting the mother

  • Explore your feelings, expectations and goals regarding feeding your new baby.
  • Practical and emotional ways that others can provide vital support.
  • Look at the option of creating a ‘feeding plan’ for after the birth.

Schedule your appointment

Prenatal consultations usually last 90 minutes, depending on your needs and your history. Feel free to contact me to discuss any specific areas or issues you would like to explore.

Shorter or longer consultations can easily be organised upon request, depending on the issues you wish to explore. Custom packages are available based on individual needs; contact me for more information. 

I offer consultations as home or hospital visits, in-practice or via Skype.

Not sure what to book?

Send me a message and we’ll figure it out together.