I’m Clare Collins - and as well as being a mother I am:
A qualified and registered Midwife
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Irelands only Evidence Based Birth Instructor ®.
A DONA International trained Postpartum Doula
A Certified Baby Massage Instructor with IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage).
Member of the Association of Lactation Consultants in Ireland (ALCI)
A committee member of: the Doula Association of Ireland (DAI), member of the Midwives Association of Ireland.
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.
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 needed.
I absolutely love what I do - I cannot call it ‘work’! I see so many anxious new parents 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.