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Shushila Boswell
  • When should I see a lactation consultant?
    Any time before or after the birth. However most importantly, if you’re having trouble with any aspect of breastfeeding or feeding your baby in general If you have an antenatal consultation, then it prepares you emotionally and physically. It gives you the opportunity to discuss any anxieties or expectations of breastfeeding. Learn how to attach correctly, the importance of skin to skin, breast assessment for lactation purposes, hand expressing and many more. This allows you to be better equiped to deal with the common issues mother’s can often face before and after the birth of a baby. A lactation consultant can also be consulted if breastfeeding isn’t your chosen method of feeding. She helps you with all things feeding, mother and baby - sleep and settling, bonding, baby’s behaviour. She’s also there to support father/partner too. Feeding your baby is multi faceted and there are many factors that play a role in how successful the feeding will go. It is important to keep an open mind as one piece of advice doesn’t fit all sizes. I look forward to meeting you.
  • What can I expect in my first session with a lactation consultant?
    At your first session, a thorough history taking is essential to ascertain how the lactation consultant can best support you and your baby. Following this, an observation and assessment of feeding is beneficial in giving you the best possible advice, tools and discuss the appropriate management to support you and your baby.
  • How long does an appointment go for?
    Antenatal Consultation - 2 hours and includes 7 days of phone, sms, and email follow up Postnatal Consultation - 2 hours and includes 7 days of phone, sms, and email follow up Follow Up Phone Consultation - 30 mins - $50, 1 hour - $80 Packages - Please see the packages section
  • Can I claim medicare rebate?
    Unfortunately, I do not offer medicare rebate.
  • How much does it cost?
    Antenatal Consultation 2 hours - $200 – Virtual 2 hours - $230 (save $10) – Home visit Any additional hours will incur additional fees at $100/hour Travel fee applicable for areas outside of the designated region shown in the map above. Postnatal Consultation 2 hours - $200 – Virtual 2 hours - $230 (Save $10)– Home visit Any additional hours will incur additional fees at $100/hour Travel fee applicable for areas outside of the designated region shown in the map above. Follow Up Phone Consultation 30 mins - $50 1 hour - $80
  • How much does it cost for baby massage?
    4 x 1 hour sessions - $200 per mum & baby Includes products (parent manual, oil & USB intro to baby massage) – for groups of 4 women and babies. 2 x 1.5 hours private sessions – $300. Includes products (parent manual, oil & USB intro to baby massage). 1 hour Introduction to Massaging your Baby private session – $195 Includes products (parent manual, oil & USB intro to baby massage).
  • What areas / regions do you do home visits?
    Lactation Consultant will attend home visit within the circle below. Home visits outside the circle will incur an additional travel expense.
  • What areas / regions do you do home visits?
    Lactation Consultant will attend home visit within the circle below. Home visits outside the circle will incur an additional travel expense.
  • Do I need a referral to be seen for counselling?
    No, a referral is not required.
  • How long does a session go for?
    Initial session is 1.5 hour long for history taking. Subsequent sessions run for 50-55 minutes long.
  • How much does it cost?
    Initial session $150 Subsequent sessions $100/hour
  • Do you accept medicare rebate?
    No, unfortunately I do not offer medicare rebate.
  • How do I make an appointment to see you?
    You contact the mobile and leave a message if I'm unable to take the call.
  • Do you offer online services?
    Absolutely, I offer zoom, Skype, or phone. Living geographically in other locations including interstates or overseas is not a barrier to the service offered.
  • Do I see NDIS clients for counselling
    Yes, I do see NDIS clients for counselling
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