Postnatal and Breastfeeding Support

The time after your child is born, the postnatal period, can be one of the most overwhelming times in a parent’s life. The ups-and-downs that come with this new little person are generally nothing like we’ve ever experienced before. The high demands of a newborn, and if choosing to, the demands of breastfeeding, mean women (and their partners) need more support during this time than ever. It is no surprise that women are at the highest risk point in their life for mental illness during this postpartum period.

Naturopathy and Nutritional medicine can offer so much support to new parents, and not only help a young family to survive, but to thrive.

What can natural medicine help with during the post natal period?

  • Birth and C-Section recovery
  • Breastfeeding issues such as poor lactation, mastitis, breast engorgement, blocked ducts and nipple thrush
  • Post natal depression, anxiety, insomnia and psychosis
  • Post natal check-ups
  • Infant health
  • Post partum thyroiditis
  • Post partum exacerbation of pre-existing health conditions

How can Naturopathy and Nutrition Support our family postnatally?

Naturopathy and nutritional medicine use a variety of treatments and support to help families and individuals in the newborn period.

This might include:

  • Nutritional and herbal medicine
  • Lactation tonics
  • Referrals for appropriate blood tests and investigations that often get missed at post natal visits with primary health care teams
  • Dietary strategies to support stress, energy and potential reactions in breastfed infants
  • Referrals to other healthcare professionals such as lactation consultants, physiotherapists, osteopaths, psychologist etc.
  • Lifestyle support to maximise sleep for both parents and babies

Get in touch

If you ‘re interested in holistic support for breastfeeding and the post natal period book in with one of our fantastic naturopaths to get started. Guidance from a professional can offer you peace of mind, symptom relief and also teach you how to look after yourself and your baby in ways that ensure your new little family flourishes.

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