In the early days
- You will learn how to get a deep latch with step-by-step guidance.
- Managing pain and engorged breast.
- Observing what is a good latch.
- How to tell if baby has enough.
- Hand expressing and breast massage techniques to improve on milk removal.
- Latching with inverted/ short nipples without the use of nipple shields.
- Helping you into a comfortable breastfeeding position.
In the later days
- Preventing and managing common issues like blocked ducts, mastitis, milk blister, pain etc
- Increasing and maintaining supply
- Handling milk and storage guidelines
- Effective pumping techniques
- Strategies for breastfeeding after returning to work
WhatsApp or SMS Valerie at 81575780 (no calls) for an appointment today!
"I came to know of Valerie while i was trying to breastfeed my first born. Being a first time mum, the learning curve was steep and i had many bad experiences with various lactation consultants. We introduced the bottle too early and none of the LCs we met managed to get my child back to the breasts. We only met Valerie when he was 4 months old and it may be too late to make a switch from bottle to breasts, especially knowing my son's personality. I was having a lot of mum guilt not being able to latch and had to be strapped to pumps to provide breastmilk for my child. It was Valerie who assured me that i could even cut down the pumping sessions as long as i can meet the total daily yield required. I did not have to stress myself to pump every 3 hourly. It was difficult being an EP mum but somehow i held on till 13 months until i got pregnant with my #2.
"I had an issue with pumping at the beginning, could not yield much and was worried my LO was not having enough during latching. Called Valerie for a home visit and she helped to find comfortable nursing positions in my very own home. That was very helpful since my LO was latching every 1.5 - 2 hrs at the beginning for at least 30mins each. Valerie also provided tips on how and when to pump and yield more. I was then able to build up a good stash of FBM. The home visit was extremely helpful for a 1st-time mummy like me!" - Jacqueline
With my #2, i was very determined to breastfeed and got Valerie in on day 2 when i was discharged from the hospital as i still could not latch well even after seeing the hospital LC. She taught a very simple and easy to grasp technique to latch and i breastfeed all the way till she self weaned the breasts at 22 months.
With #3, I thought that everything will be a breeze as I successfully breastfed my #2. However, I ended up with sore and cracked nipples just after 10 hours of breastfeeding in the hospital. Desperate, i got Valerie in again. She picked up my son has tongue tie, something the hospital LC missed out, and revised the latching technique again. This time round, it was very difficult for me to grasp and breastfeeding was very tough, partly also because my nipples were very sore already and the phobia is there. Valerie very patiently answered all my queries and taught me all over again, and made sure i was confident enough to do the latch on my own. She's by far the best LC I've met and i have been recommending her to all my friends! Good job Valerie and keep up the good work!" - Vicky
"I was feeling dejected when baby started to refuse my breast. Valerie was able to pinpoint the potential issue and I have seen improvement in the situation. She also suggested various positions and tips to make breastfeeding comfortable. Valerie is very willing to share her knowledge and answer all my questions. The session with Valerie was immensely helpful. I now feel more encouraged to continue breastfeeding my little one. :)" - Cheryl (Baby Asher)
"My session with Valerie was helpful. It really builds my confidence. With her advice, I know what to do and what to look out for. It really helps me as a first-time mother." - Joyce
"Hi Valerie, I am more confident with breastfeeding now and my baby is less fussy at the breast, probably due to a better latch. Although my family still thinks he is hungry whenever he cries, but I think I am getting better at his hunger cues (eg when he refuses to latch, it may not be that he is fussy - may just mean he doesn't want milk)" - Xin Hui
"Hi Valerie, Just wanna say a big thank you to you! I am really very happy that my baby is latching on me. Really thank you so much for your help!" - Mei Keng
"Consulted Valerie for a home visit and did not regret my decision. The session was very useful in easing my breastfeeding journey. Valerie is a great teacher and provided excellent advice and tips. With her guidance, I have gained confidence to start breastfeeding again. Thank you Valerie for your patience!" - Farah (Baby Ariana)
"I called on Valerie when I was a couple of days into motherhood. Like most moms I was having teething troubles. My baby was cranky, latch was an issue, there was this constant worry and doubt of whether I have good milk supply or not and engorgement kicked in as well. Valerie came in and very patiently taught us different techniques to latch the baby and to ease the pain while feeding. Her encouragement and support made the overwhelming experience of breastfeeding much smoother. Can't thank you enough, Valerie!" From a first time Mother - Mihika
About ILDA Lactation Consultancy
Valerie founded Ilda Lactation Consultancy to spread and exchange breastfeeding experiences through lactation training and home consultations. She is
an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in private practice since 2011.
Valerie is currently pursuing her Bachelor in Psychology and strives to combine her knowledge of lactation and psychology to help mothers enjoy their breastfeeding journey. Adopting a holistic approach, she inspires mothers to become stronger and to be in control to face any challenges that will come their way.