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Lactation Consultant
& Counselling

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SHUSHILA BOSWELL

Embark on a holistic journey of well-being with Shushila Boswell, a registered Nurse and Midwife of over three decades experience, offering both lactation and counselling services. As your experienced lactation specialist and compassionate counsellor, Shushila provides comprehensive support tailored to your individual needs. Whether you're navigating through the complexities of new parenthood or seeking guidance through life's challenges, Shushila offers a safe and nurturing environment for growth and healing. Trust in Shushila's expertise to empower you on your path towards emotional wellness and breastfeeding success. Take the first step towards holistic wellness today with Shushila Boswell by your side.

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Lactation Consultant will attend home visit within the circle. Home visits outside the circle will incur an additional travel expense.

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  • 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

Shushila is an absolutely amazing support when it comes to all things lactation: breastfeeding, expressing breast milk or directly breastfeeding, latching, nutrients and hydration needs to support the body… you name it, Shushila can support with it. 

 

A few months before I gave birth to my first child I contacted Shushila for support with breastfeeding and ever since then Shushila has been an instant go-to for support with anything to do with breastfeeding. She is always right there providing me with all the necessary information that I ask about, delivering it with such ease and simplicity that I never once feel overwhelmed or bombarded with the information but instead equipped with simple suggestions to give a go at applying in my life.

 

All of the support I received from Shushila has been through phone and video calls, making it very easy to get in touch, very accessible. Each conversation with Shushila has supported me to make the simple shifts required to support whatever is next with breastfeeding for me, or, to confirm that what I am doing is exactly it and to keep going. I have come to Shushila with many different topics and within a day or so they are resolved after speaking with her and being open to receiving the simple wisdom. Some of these topics have included breastmilk volume and what affects it, how to breastfeed directly, alternatives to breastfeeding directly such as expressing and bottle-feeding, breast and nipple care, getting the correct breast pumps and the right flange size (mega important!), and, how to support the body when there is a blocked milk duct and why that is happening. As well as general check-ins and confirmation on the fact that as a woman and a mother we have all the answers in our body. 

 

To name but one of the many things Shushila has supported me with - breastmilk volume - I have a freezer drawer full of expressed breast milk ahead of what my daughter requires on each day to day, which is very helpful for ‘growth-spurt’ days or if I need to venture out for a few hours. I wouldn’t have been able to have that supply ready to go without Shushila’s wise support. 

 

I could not recommend Shushila highly enough, she will forever be my go-to for all things lactation and support in the wider field of mothering.

Giselle, Australia

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