Breastfeeding
Consultations

Whether you are pregnant and wanting to get breastfeeding off to the best start, a new mum struggling with pain, or a toddler mum ready to wean, I've got your back (and your front).

  • If you are wanting personalised 1:1 support to reach your breastfeeding goals, then a consultation with Mel is right for you
  • Breastfeeding consults are available virtually worldwide and in-home if you live on the southern Gold Coast
  • Get your burning questions answered by a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Holistic Sleep Coach, Paediatric Nurse, Midwife & Mum of 3

Here are just some of the feeding issues I can help with:

  • Preparing for breastfeeding
  • Supporting baby to latch
  • Breast or nipple pain
  • ​Engorgement
  • ​Mastitis
  • ​Low supply or oversupply
  • Low baby weight gain
  • ​Learning how to express
  • ​Starting solids
  • ​Inducing lactation
  • ​Assistance with stopping top ups
  • ​Tongue and lip ties
  • ​Reflux, allergies & intolerances
  • Returning to work
  • Weaning

What's included:

  • Lactation intake form analysis prior to our consult
  • One hour zoom or in-home consult where we talk through any and all issues
  • Lactation plan and all relevant resources
  • Two weeks follow up support with once daily (Mon-Fri) check ins 
  • You can also claim for a rebate through your private health if you are covered for lactation with Medibank, BUPA, NIB, or HCF.

BONUS - One month's free access to the Cocoon & Cradle Membership Community so you are cocooned with support for a total of 6 weeks.

  • Direct access to me for expert guidance - I'll be holding your hand every step of the way
  • A village of like minded mums, who just get it! We'll be your biggest cheerleaders 
  • Exclusive virtual events and workshops
  • Fortnightly chats with Q&A sessions and world renowned expert guest speakers
  • Access to a curated library of essential resources and tools
  • Exclusive discounts and promotions you won't find anywhere else

While our booking system is being updated, please email mel@cocoonandcradle.com to book

Hi mama, I’m Mel.
I can help you breastfeed & get more sleep, without ever sleep training.

My approach to sleep and feeding is truly holistic and evidence-based, accounting for your baby or toddler’s social, relational, psychological, biological, developmental and physical needs.

There are no generic cookie cutter plans (that don’t account for the fact that each family is completely different), just compassionate individualised support to help you reach your goals.

Kind Words From C&C Mamas

“Mel is so compassionate, authentic and caring and offers personalised guidance to fit your parenting needs and lifestyle.

Mel has provided advice numerous times to help with my two little ones sleep and development.

My toddler all of sudden starting struggling with getting to sleep and Mel offered a number of strategies to try as well as insight into why these behavourial changes might have started.

Motherhood can feel lonely when you don't know where to turn, but Mel has always been there to offer guidance without judgement. Thank you so much, Mel."

- Carley Browne

“Mel was understanding, knowledgeable and caring while she worked through the issues we had been having with our child not sleeping well.

Due to her combined expertise in sleep and breastfeeding she was holistically able to assess our situation and identify an issue that a sleep consultant alone would likely have missed.

Her ethos of gentle changes and responsive parenting made any suggestions easy for us to incorporate into our current routine.The two week text support was also amazing for sleep deprived parents like us to clarify her suggestions and gain further ideas as we implemented the plan. I would recommend Mel to any other tired parents!"

- Hannah Robertson

“When I went for my lactation consultant with Mel I was ready to give up, however the confidence I left with was just amazing.

Within 20 mins Mel had supported me with different positions to feed my son by helping him latch without pain!

She also suggested I get him looked at for a lip and tongue tie after identifying many of the signs and symptoms.

I will be forever grateful to Mel and the ongoing support I receive from her. I honestly would not still be breastfeeding and actually enjoying it if it weren’t for her!

Thank you so much Mel!! Xx”​

- Tiana Davies

It's time to get the breastfeeding
support you deserve.