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Holistic Lactation Consulting supports & guides you to a better breastfeeding journey​

Holistic Lactation Consulting supports mothers and their babies with personalised care throughout their breastfeeding journey, along with providing sleep support to both breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding families.

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Located in Frankston, Victoria, Jessica Kahan has been caring for mums and babies during the pregnancy and post-partum period for over a decade. Not only is Jessica a registered midwife and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), she is also qualified as a Neurodevelopmental Care Practitioner and can assist families to improve infant sleep while supporting this crucial period of neurodevelopment in the infant’s life. She educates parents to support their babies and toddlers sleep via a gentle approach that supports responsive and attachment parenting, with no cry it out methods or delayed response to infant needs.

Jessica’s goal in a consultation is to empower you to be the expert in your own baby. She will teach you about how breastfeeding works, how infant sleep is controlled, and enable you to build a rich and fulfilling lifestyle that the whole family can enjoy.

As the name of Holistic Lactation Consulting suggests, her approach is holistic – which means treating the whole person. That person is you, and your baby.

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Jessica’s ethos is to be as gentle as possible when getting your baby to sleep, with no ‘crying it out’ or distressing methods that make you or your baby anxious. Her philosophy around sleep, based on the Possums Approach, enables parents to get out and enjoy life, to do the things they love and all the while improving the quality of sleep for everyone.

Sadly, in Australia many new mums are unable to reach their own personal breastfeeding goals. Many mothers do not feel supported and will often wean earlier than they would have liked. Breastfeeding is a skill, and like learning to drive a car, it can be challenging at first. At times it may require professional assistance, and this is where Jessica is able to assist you to get breastfeeding working for you and your baby.

There is so much conflicting advice when it comes to parenting. Often well-meaning, a lot of this advice is not evidence based and can make your journey more challenging. Jessica is here to provide you with consistent and evidence-based information that you can trust.

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Feeding and sleeping go hand in hand when it comes to babies and toddlers. Studies indicate that sleep problems in infancy or early childhood can significantly affect the mental and physical health of parents.  As mums, we want to give our little ones the best start in life and to thrive. That is why getting this right is so important.

As a lactation consultant, Jessica will empower you to understand your breastfeeding body and baby. The information she provides will allow you to be the expert in your own baby and to be able to trouble-shoot any problems you may have with feeding and sleep.

Holistic Lactation Consulting can assist you with a number of solutions to make breastfeeding easier for you and your precious bub, including being an official stockist for both Spectra Breast Pumps, and Qiara Probiotics, to help you on your journey.

Not only is Jessica a fully qualified expert in her field who you can trust, as a friendly and kind young mother of small children herself, she will immediately put you and your baby at ease during your consultation. Jessica understands the difficulties and stresses of motherhood. She will sit down with you to discuss your unique goals, parenting style and expectations. With no judgement, Jessica will allow you to feel comfortable to discuss your feeding and sleep troubles, and enable you to feel confident to make positive change not only for you and your baby, but the entire family, so that everyone gets a good night’s sleep.

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At Holistic Lactation Consulting, you will get the ongoing and one-on-one support you need from a caring and knowledgeable professional in a private and comfortable clinical setting. Jessica is non-judgemental and will fully support your choices during this important phase of both you and your baby’s life.

During your consultation, Jessica can advise you about topics that affect mothers, such as low milk supply, nipple pain and damage, and the use of nipple shields, and infant weight loss. Jessica can help you with successful latching on, babies with tongue-tie presentation, windy and colicky babies, reflux, and frequent night waking. Using the Possums Approach, Jessica also offers various options to help get things back on track for you and your little one.

Get in touch with Holistic Lactation Consulting today to make your appointment.