Scotia Clinic Tralee hosted the launch of ‘Your Guide to Breastfeeding’ by Anna O’Donoghue, Lactation Consultant and Practice Nurse on Thursday, April 8th. This resource provides guidance and reassurance to new Mommies while nursing their babies. Anna has been a practice nurse for the past 17 years and has been working with Scotia Clinic for the past eight. She has written numerous articles for her peers and provides a wealth of resources to her patients. In this booklet Anna provides practical advice on all aspects of breastfeeding such as what to expect in the first two weeks after birth while establishing your breastfeeding to common issues that arise with breastfeeding. Many new mothers question if their babies are getting enough milk, and this is outlined within the booklet, including a guide to amounts depending on age. There is also an illustrated guide to show Mom different positions while breastfeeding along with useful tips on expressing and storage of milk.
During the pandemic Anna has adapted the way she provides support to her patients. She can provide consultations via phone/e-mail or in-person along with posting useful information within her social media platforms. Classes are also available online and include a follow up phone call with Mom to ensure all is going well.
If you are welcoming a new addition to your family or are having challenges with your new baby, you can contact Anna on 087-285-1915 and she can arrange a home visit.
Anna is the proud Mom of three lovely babies all delivered by Dr. Mary McCaffrey, so she understands the challenges and rewards that come with being a Mom.