Lactactation Consultants Brisbane - aBreastStart

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Breastfeeding help from someone who listens

Is breastfeeding painful and difficult?
Does your baby cry and/or vomit a lot?
Have you been told this is all normal,
but you know that something is not right?

I know you’re struggling and I’d love to help!

Consultations & Free Calls Can Include the Following Areas of Concern

General Breastfeeding Issues

  • Feeding cues
  • Cluster feeds
  • Fussy feeding
  • Breast refusal
  • Colic and reflux
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepy baby
  • Jaundice

Breast Pain & Nipple Pain

  • Engorgement
  • Blocked Ducts
  • Mastitis
  • Cracked and bleeding nipples
  • Vasospasm
  • Mammary Constriction Syndrome
  • Breast or nipple thrush
  • Latch and positioning concerns

Supply Issues

  • Undersupply
  • Oversupply
  • Fast letdown
  • Slow infant weight gain
  • Supplemental nursing and top ups
  • Supply line


  • Induced lactation
  • Hand expressing
  • Pumping
  • Flange sizing

Other Feeding Issues

  • Infant colic and reflux
  • Infant sleep and settling
  • Infant growth and development
  • Food Intolerances and allergies
  • Returning to work
  • Introduction of solids
  • Weaning
  • Supplemental and mixed feeding
  •  Formula feeding

Tongue Tie and Lip Tie

  • Assessment
  • Oral exercises pre and post release
  • Referral to release providers and manual therapists

Consultation Types

Initial At Home Consult 1.5 to 2 hours

During this appointment I will take a full maternal medical, pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding history to date. I will take infants medical and developmental history to date. I will observe a full breast feed, check baby’s growth and development and do an oral assessment. Together with the parents, I will provide a feeding management plan. I will refer to other Health Professionals if indicated.

Initial Online Consults 1 to 2 hours

 Follow Up Consults

Medicare Rebates & Private Health Insurance

Conditions to claim Medicare rebate

  • You must hold a current Medicare Card
  • GP referral to Narelle Crane for Post Natal Midwifery and lactation Support is required
  • The amount of rebate is dependant on your Medicare Safety Net level (A typical long post natal visit – Item number 82135 – may be rebated $62.25 to $83.75)
  • All visits will entail some out of pocket costs.
  • Some Private Health Funds will reimburse part of the consultation fee for lactation support (You need to check this with your Private Health Fund)

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