Mary Clare McCarthy - Lactation Consultant - Wellington Region, NZ - 021 973 129
In-home visits are happening again from Thursday 14th May 2020 as the Country drops down to Level 2. This applies as long as there is no one in your household with a cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or fever or who has been in contact with anyone in the last 14 days who was suspected, probable or confirmed as having Covid-19.
May 2020 - Support provided during Covid-19
I was so close to giving up on breastfeeding because it was such a struggle for me and my daughter who was born at 31.5 weeks. A lot of prem babies haven't developed a good suck, swallow, breath technique, or have a strong latch. I reached out to Mary Clare as I had heard of her great support. Within a couple of phone calls and zoom sessions, we are now successfully breastfeeding 80% of time, which the exclusion of one or two bottles Dad might give if I am too tired.
Along with the invaluable advice Mary Clare gave me, the confidence she instilled in me was amazing. She is so supportive and I would not hesitate to reach out to her again if I ran into any troubles in future. I truly cannot express my gratitude towards her for helping us reach our goal of breastfeeding.
- Sam Thacker
Mary Clare helped me with both of my newborn sons who had significant tongue ties and needed a lot of help learning to breastfeed after having their ties cut. She was calm, kind and endlessly supportive when I was feeling stressed and overwhelmed. I came to trust her completely and really appreciate how honest and direct she was with me. I have been able to happily breastfeed two big healthy boys without pain, thanks to Mary Clare. Without her I am absolutely sure I would have given up on breastfeeding altogether so I am extremely grateful and cannot recommend her enough.