Breast Feeding Consultant

We are delighted to announce that Mary Cullinane, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant IBCLC and CUMH Midwife is joining us at The Children’s Clinic.

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Mary is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant -IBCLC
She is also a midwife and has been working in the Neonatal setting for over 20 years. During this time Mary has seen the wonderful benefits of breastfeeding and breastmilk, both for the tiny premature baby and the full term healthy ones.
Mary has also taken an interest in developmental care of the new born and is involved in the developmental care team of CUMH.
Every mother and baby is unique and people have different
breastfeeding goals. Some may want to feed for a few weeks while others may want to continue for months or even years. Its what you want -not what anybody else wants!
If you need help in the post natal period I am here to help.
You can see me in The Children’s Clinic Model Farm Road on Thursday mornings by appointment only.

Mary can help with many breast feeding issues including:

Latching/ positioning
Cracked/ sore nipples
Inverted/ flat nipples
Sleepy baby
Tongue tie
Painful breastfeeding
Mastitis/ engorgement
Preparation for back to work

A consult usually takes about one and half to two hours.
In that time I take a full medical history including a pregnancy and labour history. I will do a feeding assessment and look at your baby’s sucking skills.
Hopefully we will be able to solve any problems and we will discuss a strategy to iron out any difficulties. Usually one visit is enough to solve most issues with follow up by phone or email afterwards.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Please check with your health care provider as most will cover two visits to a Lactation Consultant.
Read Mary’s article on Tongue Tie & Breastfeeding here.
Read Mary’s article on Breastfeeding – Getting the Basics Right here.

You can contact me on 087 2748319 or email me at