Welcome... and congratulations!
Are you pregnant and unsure about breastfeeding?
Whats it all about? How does it work?
A new breastfeeding mum who is encountering some bumps in your feeding journey?
Have you had enough of the 'do's and don'ts'?
Read every book and still don't know what to do?
Wish you could just do what is right for you & baby?
Then please read on.......
I’m Clare Collins - I'm a mother, midwife, International Board Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), postpartum doula & Infant massage Instructor.
I’ve made it my mission in life to help, support and empower mothers everywhere during one of life’s most special times – nurturing, feeding & settling in with a new baby.
Your journey into motherhood should be beautiful and memorable (not for the wrong reasons), and that is why my passion is in helping women on their breastfeeding journey. Arriving home with your new baby should be a time of joy -I want to help you keep it that way, and breastfeeding support can be hugely beneficial in helping you achieve your breastfeeding goals.
While you are so busy taking care of your new baby,
who is taking care of you?
Self care is so important, during an often overwhelmingly emotional time in your life. Is breastfeeding painful/uncomfortable? Don't suffer in silence!
Some of the issues I can help with as an IBCLC
difficulties with latching baby or positioning
sore and inverted nipples
nipple confusion and so much more!
Even with the most supportive partner or family, mums everywhere can benefit immensely from having a personally selected, compassionate and supportive professional who can provide correct, evidence based breastfeeding education and support. I can help support both parents, as you take this journey together.
My midwifery background has more than enhanced my skills. I am uniquely positioned to offer evidence-based knowledge and information to help support your feeding choices, discuss what matters to you, assist you in a practical way and guide you to other healthcare professionals, if you need it.
I offer a personalised service to all mums. I absolutely love what I do - I cannot call it ‘work’! I see so many anxious new mothers transform into confident breast-feeders with the peace of mind to focus on their beautiful babies. Advocating for mothers and being an emotional and practical support for you on your breastfeeding journey (be it your first child or your fifth), is what makes being a lactation consultant an absolute privilege.
I am a qualified and registered Midwife
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Member of Association of Lactation Consultants in Ireland (ALCI)
A DONA International trained Postpartum Doula
A Certified Baby Massage Instructor with IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage).
A committee member of: the Doula Association of Ireland (DAI), Midwives Association of Ireland, and an International member of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).
I would love to help you on your breastfeeding journey .
Please contact me today via the online form below, or by calling the number below.
I offer private lactation consults in the comfort of your own home, at a time that suits you and your baby. I also facilitate Breastfeeding Preparation Classes to help you prepare for your breastfeeding journey. Click service below for more information.
"Clare is so real and personable and really honed in on me and baby and nothing else. She has such a natural maternal nature that her guidance was just second to none.
I would have no qualms about recommending Clare to anyone!"