"We got support on our trying, emotional journey"
My six day old baby I had been struggling to breastfeed for his entire life. We came home from hospital and things spiraled. We received conflicting advice (and drastic warnings) from every health professional we met.
There was no time to celebrate our new baby or take cute photos. My baby cried. I cried. None of us slept. My baby lost weight. Then my milk supply dropped sharply and I was afraid. No one could just focus on our journey, and help us break out of the nasty cycle we were in.
Thankfully, a friend recommended the Newtown Breastfeeding Clinic. We found actual expertise about breastfeeding, and learned how different medical professionals could aid us. We got support on our trying, emotional journey.
Without our relationship with Liora, the lactation consultant at Newtown Breastfeeding Clinic, the first months of my baby’s life, and my relationship with him, would have turned out very differently.
"I felt such a sense of relief after feeling so stuck"
The Newtown Breastfeeding Centre was an amazing support to me.
I was overwhelmed by new motherhood, sleep deprivation, and a sense of being lost at sea. I was in pain and battling with feeding my baby. I had started to avoid feeding on one side, and it could have caused further feeding issues.
When I first arrived at the centre I was greeted with warmth, acceptance and kindness. They put me at ease and treated my breastfeeding issues seriously—and helped me fix the problem surprisingly quickly. I felt such a sense of relief after feeling so stuck.
Young babies and new mothers are incredibly vulnerable. Access to such a supportive, women-focused service is vital. I am incredibly grateful to have had professional care. Now I have another baby, and I am reassured to know the centre is still operating and I can go there if I need to.
Thank you so much for what you do.
"it was a critical turning point for the better"
My baby was premature and had to be in NICU for a while, so we got off to a rocky start with feeding. On top of that, her tongue tie was missed and my supply was low.
I tried so hard for weeks—nursing, pumping, tube feeding, and bottle supplementing every feed. Doctors and midwives (and the internet) kept giving us conflicting information. I felt like I was going to lose my mind, and was at risk of giving up on breastfeeding. It wasn't sustainable.
We needed someone to really listen, apply expert knowledge, and help us come up with an achievable plan. That's what I found at the Newtown Breastfeeding Clinic, and it was a critical turning point for the better.
We were given solid advice, practical coaching, and a referral to the right person to resolve my baby's tongue tie. Things slowly started getting better. Now my baby is six months old and we have a fantastic breastfeeding relationship! I'm so glad I found the clinic when I did.