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...empowering mothers to develop and improve mothering skills

With more than 25 years experience providing breastfeeding support, Maria Ryan established her business as a lactation consultant to assist new mothers in North Western NSW.

About Maria

I am a lactation consultant, registered midwife, registered nurse and mother of three children.

I recognise that many women and their new babies may need comprehensive, sensitive and practical lactation support. I am committed to providing new mothers with the skills to gain confidence with their baby, eliminating stress and worry.

My experience extends across rural NSW and Victoria. Recently, I have also worked in Breastfeeding Support Services at Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick, NSW, a recognised centre of excellence in this field.

My qualifications include:
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  • Registered Midwife
  • Registered Nurse
Industry memberships include:
  • Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)
  • Lactation College of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ)
  • Australian Lactation College Association (ALCA)
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Breastfeeding is not just nutritional it is also nurturing. I encourage you to contact me for a personalized service with lasting results.

When would I call Maria?

Pregnant & wanting some personal education on preparing to breastfeed to allay your concerns? How the type of birth may impact on breastfeeding? Medical condition that may impact on breastfeeding? Do any of the following sound familiar?

  • My baby feeds less than 6 times a day
  • My baby has less than 6 wet nappies a day
  • Is difficult to wake my baby for feeds
  • My baby does not settle between feeds
  • I am worried about my baby’s slow at gaining weight
  • I am using a nipple shield to feed & I am wanting to wean from shields
  • I want to enjoy breastfeeding & solve any difficulties early
  • I am expressing & bottle feeding breastmilk , wanting to breastfeed
  • Need help to wean
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