Mary Clare McCarthy - Lactation Consultant - Wellington Region, NZ - 021 973 129
Why work with me?
- Prompt response: I will respond to your enquiry within 24hrs.I can usually see you within 24hrs of that conversation.
- One-on-One support : I provide individualised support with thorough history, listening to your experience and working with you to achieve your goals around breastfeeding.
- In your own Environment : The appointment will be in your own home, so no travel required and at a time appropriate to observing your baby feeding.
Mary Clare was so supportive when I was struggling with feeding, and she gave me lots of non judgemental information and options on feeding to best support me and our baby. I was going to give up breast feeding but Mary Clare helped me get my confidence. Great holistic approach.
A Grateful Husband and Dad Reports...
I cannot recommend Mary Clare highly enough. My partner and I had just welcomed our first newborn into the world, as most couples find it is very stressful and tiring. Unfortunately our new born had problems latching which related into a very distressed child and mother. My partner lost confidence and was disheartened as well has having no sleep for 4 days. We contacted Mary Clare and she arrived promptly. Mary Clare gave us techniques & tools to assist with the latching, she made my partner feel very comfortable and gave her confidence again. Within 24 hours of having Mary Clare at our house our baby was latching and breast feeding.
Thankyou so much Mary Clare, you're a life saver.
- Simon T.
We were so lucky to find Mary-Clare when we did. Our little one wouldn't latch and after multiple lactation consultants in the hospital telling us "we'd be fine" it was Mary-Clare that picked up on her need for bodywork. After a few Osteo appointments and latching help from Mary-Clare we got her latched and fully fed at the breast by 7 weeks. There were a lot of tears and I wanted to give up so many times but Mary-Clare's gentle and compassionate encouragement kept me going. I only wish we'd got onto her sooner!
Mary Clare is the first person who really listened to what I wanted and needed in terms of support in my breastfeeding journey. Not only did she listen and understand, but she also had the specialist knowledge and skills to actually be able to help. After one support session with her, I noticed a massive improvement in my son’s breastfeeding, gained knowledge about how to progress myself, and felt my hope returned to me! I had a very challenging experience trying to breastfeed my first baby, and was starting to feel very disheartened by history repeating itself, until I had the incredibly luck to meet Mary Clare. I only wish I’d known that there was a Mary Clare out there when my first baby was born! I simply cannot thank her or recommend her highly enough. Seriously, if you are considering giving up, or feel like you’ve run out of options - look no further!!
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.