A lactation consultant is an allied health professional who specialises in the clinical management of breastfeeding. Whilst lactation consultants commonly work in hospitals, physician or midwife practices, or public health programs, Sharnie consults in private practice in both Bright and Myrtleford. She also offers home-visit* consultations throughout the North East in Victoria.
Sharnie successfully tandem breastfeeds both her sons River Hendrik and Wildé Phoenix, and whilst she certainly advocates for breastfeeding, she highly respects those who supplementary feed with formula, and those who do not to breastfeed (through choice or otherwise). Parental mental health and enjoyment is paramount in Sharnie’s therapeutic approach, as she gently works alongside your feeding goals.
Once every three months, Sharnie offers a three hour workshop aiming to optimise your breastfeeding experience. This workshop aims to empower new or expecting parents (although anyone can attend) with information on what is normal, when to seek advice and how to achieve an optimal breastfeeding experience. Click on a workshop below for further details. Bookings are essential.