Breastfeeding, as natural as it sounds, does not come easy. Breastfeeding mums face a host of challenges like low milk supply, blocked ducts, painful latching, inverted or cracked and sore nipples, engorgement, or worse, mastitis or thrush. Sometimes even as everything seems to go well, your baby might fall asleep at the breast or not wake to feed, leaving you wondering if the baby is getting enough to eat. As you recover from childbirth, breastfeeding may add extra pressure and stress to you. If you face any issues, do approach a lactation consultant early to solve them.
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Lactation consultants are nursing professionals who can help you in your efforts to breastfeeding, making the process easier and smoother. Not only can they help you to troubleshoot your breastfeeding technique, offer latching and positioning guidance, they are a valuable source of encouragement and knowledge. It is important to consult an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants) certified lactation consultant, and you can check their registration via the website. In this article, we shortlist the best and popular lactation consultants that you can approach to support your breastfeeding journey.
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Most Popular Lactation Consultant in Singapore
Aiming to provide professional help for breastfeeding mums especially those discharged from their hospital, the Thomson ParentCraft Centre offers at-home lactation consultation services. With just a call away, they can send over one of their lactation consultants to help relieve your breastfeeding problems, whether you’re having trouble with bad latches, experiencing engorgement or low milk supply.
Address: 1 Thomson Road
#01-346, Balestier Hill Shopping Centre
Tel: 6251 4090
Mother and Child has a team of IBCLC certified lactation consultants and an experienced lactation counsellor who is a board-certified and registered midwife. You can either visit their Tanglin Mall centre or have your consultation done at the privacy and comfort of your home. In addition to these options, they also provide their consultation services via video conferencing. Sessions last for one hour, whether face-to-face or virtual. Through their consultation service, you’ll learn how to prepare for your baby’s first feed and discuss your breastfeeding concerns and questions with an expert.
Address: #03-11 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road,
Tel: +65 6836 0063
This lactation clinic is open for consultations from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays. So, you can drop by any time from Monday to Friday. This flexible schedule is convenient for any busy couple. If you are recently discharged from SGH, it’s great to pay a visit for this consultation service to address breastfeeding issues such as latching techniques, engorged breasts, blocked ducts and mastitis.
Address: O&G Centre (Blk 5 Level 1),
Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road,
Tel: 6321 4323
If it’s not just the professional advice and support that you’re after, but emotional support, companionship and encouragement as well, joining a community of other breastfeeding mothers would be ideal for you. The Breastfeeding Mothers’ Support Group (BMSG) is one of the outstanding choices around. They hold very specific and focused breastfeeding classes and seminars for different needs and circumstances. For example, they have Breastfeeding 101 which is a prenatal workshop for expectant parents that delves on the basics and overview of breastfeeding and highlights the importance of starting it from birth. The Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work Workshop, on the other hand, is specially designed to help mums who are preparing to return to their jobs after giving birth, and how they can manage breastfeeding while taking care of their work duties.
BMSG has also curated a couple of online resources to supplement their workshops.
Address: 96 Waterloo Street
#02-04 SCWO Centre
Singapore 187 967
Tel: +65 6339 3558
Mumsfairy provides hands-on lactation workshops for pregnant mothers that are conceptualised based on local context. This means that they get to tackle the most specific dilemmas that many Singaporean mums experience during breastfeeding. Valerie, one of the founders of Mumsfairy, also provides home consultations. She is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant since 2011 and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Equipped with these combined knowledge and training in two different fields, she adopts a holistic approach, giving mums not just the general breastfeeding tips that they need, but emotional support as well. A reputable private lactation consultant, Valerie has been featured on the this Smart Parents article.
Address: 2023 Bukit Batok Street 23,
#04-110 Bukit Batok Ind Park A, Singapore 659528
Tel: 8157 5780
Email add: [email protected]
6. Madam Partum
Madam Partum’s expert team of Traditional Chinese Medicine physicians and therapists have been specifically trained in doing pre and post-natal lactation massage to help mums relieve issues such as blocked milk ducts and low milk supply. They also do counselling, so mothers can freely discuss their concerns with one of their lactation experts. And in case you need additional insights, you can always visit their blog for reference.
Address: 192 – 196 Tanjong Katong Road,
Tel: 66 633 933
7. Milk Society
As what they proudly call their company a “one-stop service for your breastfeeding journey”, they hold various workshops specifically intended for particular purposes and goals. For example, the New Mummy workshop, as what it implies, covers important topics that are especially beneficial for first-time mothers. These include understanding your newborn, confinement period tips, why breastmilk is good for your newborn, getting your body ready for the breastfeeding journey, foods to improve milk supply, foods to avoid during breastfeeding, how to maintain good milk supply, understanding different lactation problems and the effective remedies available, and more. Their workshops are priced at only $58, so they’re one of the most affordable choices around. Note though that due to covid-19 safety measures, all of their workshops are strictly conducted via Zoom conference only. The duration is around 90 minutes, and soft copy notes will be sent over to all attendees for their reference.
In addition to workshops, they also offer at-home lactation massage at $108 for 60 minutes.
Address: blk 119 Compassvale Bow,
Tel: +65 8454 1088
Like many mothers, their Australian breastfeeding specialist experienced first-hand the struggles of breastfeeding. An AUS registered nurse, these struggles have inspired her to help lactating mothers resolve their breastfeeding issues. As of writing, she has now over 20 years of experience working with mothers, babies and young children.
Beloved Bumps offers home and hospital visits, and you can avail one of their consultation packages ranging from $200 to $500, that all include an additional WhatsApp support.
Address: 46 Kim Yam Road, #03-05, SG 239351
Tel: +65 8809 8623
At Rejoice Pregnancy, you have the option to either have your consultation done via video conference ($80 per session) or face-to-face discussion at the comfort of your home ($120 per session). They employ a one-on-one approach to provide personalised lactation guidance tailored for your needs.
Address: 2 Venture Dr, Vision Exchange,
Tel: +65 9777 8010
Email add: [email protected]
13Thirteen’s babywearing consultant and lactation counsellor Rynette is an experienced mother of four. She herself has overcome struggles of breastfeeding and is currently breastfeeding for 6 years non-stop. Rynette offers private consultation and customised workshop sessions for both babywearing and breastfeeding. Rates are $50 per hour. Meanwhile, for the breastfeeding support group comprised by four to eight mums, rate is around $30 per hour. Definitely, it’s one of the most budget-friendly consultation services around.
Address: 3 Ang Mo Kio Street 62
#08-01 [email protected]
Tel: +65 9875 4754
I hope that our article has helped you to find the right consultant to help you address your lactation issues and enjoy your whole breastfeeding journey as a whole. Please share this with your family and friends who might need some guidance too.