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Joelleen Winduss Paye | IBCLC Lactation Consultant

In-Home Consultations | Naarm Melbourne

Virtual Consultations | National + International

Hi, I’m Joelleen.

What can I help you with?

As an IBCLC Lactation Consultant (Midwife & Naturopath), I can offer holistic support with common breastfeeding/feeding challenges such as:

Supporting confidence in your breastfeeding technique (latching)

Addressing causes of nipple pain

Increasing milk supply through diet and galactagogues (substances that can increase milk production)

Support with nipple shields + weaning nipple shields

Managing a fast flow

Support with fussing at the breast

Pumping and bottle feeding support

Sustainable feeding plans

Helping you to recognise your baby’s cues and age-appropriate play advice

I use a holistic approach, assessing your breastfeeding technique, your baby’s developmental stage and needs, and use my naturopathy knowledge to enhance your physical and mental wellbeing. My expertise is best utilised within the first 16 weeks of your breastfeeding and feeding journey.

Joelleen has been supporting my breastfeeding journey since the day my son was born. As a first-time mum with anxious tendencies, her calm, considered and clear advice gave me the foundations from which to get through the steep learning curve of learning how to breastfeed. On minimal, broken sleep, learning any new skill is that much more difficult. Having Joelleen come over to our house and observe our baby feeding was absolutely invaluable, honestly the best money I invested during my postpartum period. The peace of mind she provided allowed me to push through the very tough early days knowing that I had someone non-judgmental and knowledgeable to reach out to when I was completely lost, in pain and feeling helpless. Joelleen was always there to guide me back onto a better path, giving me the confidence to push on. I never could have imagined the value of a lactation consultant, but now it’s the #1 recommendation I have for my pregnant girlfriends to have teed up straight after birth as a simple safety net to preserve your sanity before shit can hit the fan around low/oversupply, mastitis, nipple damage etc.

Becca, Northcote

My breastfeeding journey would have ended much sooner if I hadn’t worked with Joelleen. She helped with latch and positioning but also helped me build a realistic and well-rounded plan for breastfeeding into the future. Joelleen was super caring and professional, she turned around a detailed plan really quickly – it’s something I refer back to often. Having the two-house visits and email support was also really helpful for us, it meant we could work on what we learnt in the first consult and follow up with questions in the second. Highly recommend!

Alexandra, Brunswick East

I can’t say enough positive things about Joelleen. We came to her panicked about our baby’s breast refusal and she guided us through many strategies to improve our breastfeeding situation. She suggested positions that hadn’t been mentioned to us in hospital, taught us paced bottle feeding and gave us a more comprehensive idea of how to improve my milk supply beyond pumping. This included more rest and nutrition advice that made a difference and increased my supply. I also loved that she prioritised my mental health, not just feeding from the baby’s perspective. This care was greatly comforting in a time of such change and stress when breastfeeding wasn’t going well for us. Above all, she is a warm, kind, knowledgeable professional and we greatly enjoyed each session with her. I could go on and on really!!!

Julia, Brunswick West