Amanda Glynn IBCLC - Lactation Consultant Galway

Private Breastfeeding Consultations can be scheduled either before your baby arrives, or at any time after your baby's birth.

Appointments take place in my Clinic in Galway city, or if you would prefer, in the comfort of your own home. 

Consultations usually take 1hr 30 mins and include a thorough health history, along with an assessment of feeding, structure & function and equipment. Together we will devise a fluid care plan based on your breastfeeding goals and particular circumstances.

Follow-up is important; I am available for telephone and/or email support following our initial consultation. Follow-up visits can also be arranged if necessary.

Consultation Fees:

Clinic consultation

Clinic appointments are private 1:1 consultations (usually lasting 1.5 hours) at my clinic in Salthill, Galway - €90

Home consultation:

  • Initial home visit within Galway city - €120
  • Initial home visit outside of Galway city (> 30 min drive) - Please contact me to check availability/fee

Follow-up Visitis:

Follow-up visits, if required, are offered in my clinic in Salthill - €45 (30 minute appointment).  

For your convenience, payment can be made by credit/debit card, cash or cheque.

Receipts will be provided for Private Health Insurance reimbursement  Please check with your provider to confirm if your plan covers consultations with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). 

Lactation.ie also offer Antenatal Breastfeeding Preparation Classes. Private antenatal breastfeeding consultations (one-to-one) can take place in your home or in my clinic in Galway city at a time that suits you. Group classes are offered monthly in Galway city. These classes are highly recommended and early booking is advisable. 

For more information about my Breastfeeding Preparation Classes, please see here.

Testimonials

Words can’t describe how grateful we are for all the care and attention you gave us back in November. You literally saved the day! Our baby girl is now a very healthy and happy 3 month old and still fully breastfed. I’m so happy that I’ve been able to do this for her and you had a massive role in that.
— Aoife, Galway
A fantastic and educational class I would definitely recommend any expectant mum to attend. Amanda was so nice and professional she made you feel you could ask any question and no question was silly. You receive a very informative pack when you leave and Amanda is there if you have any follow up questions. Well worth the money!
— Laura Jean, Galway
Amanda gave me the confidence I needed to try breastfeeding (and succeed!). I have a medical condition (Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis), and had been told by various people that I probably wouldn’t be able to manage to breastfeed, due to exhaustion levels and disability. A midwife had even told me I shouldn’t bother trying. But Amanda went through everything i needed to know while I was pregnant, and gave me the confidence I needed to give it a try. When my baby was born I was thankfully able to breastfeed with absolutely no problems. For a disabled mother, this was actually the easiest part of caring for a new baby, and gave me time to just sit and rest and cuddle with her. I would recommend any pregnant mother to consult Amanda!
— Sarah, Clare
I have not forgotten your kindness and all your sage advice, pre and post birth. I am sure that without your excellent advice I would not have managed to successfully breastfeed. Keep up your excellent work!
— A Galway mum & GP
Amanda provided us with amazing care. She has this amazing gift to be able to advise and guide you with such great kindness. Her experience as an IBCLC and mother was invaluable to our breastfeeding and parenting journey. She supported us through tongue tie, shallow latches causing damage, blebs etc... I can safely say that without her dedication, friendly approach and mostly her knowledge, I wouldn’t be feeding my 9 months old baby right now... I wish I had attended classes before his birth and will definitely consider getting gift vouchers for new mums or mums to be. Amazing support!
— Catherine, Cork
We’re two months in and I’m still breastfeeding my little boy! I am so proud of myself. I know I would have been doubting myself at every hurdle, had I not heard the words from your class in my ears. Paul has been a tremendous support and is so glad I persuaded him to come along to the class. Thank you Amanda for all the calls and support. Your advice has been invaluable to us.
— Aising, Mayo

 

Other breastfeeding support organisations

There are many excellent breastfeeding support groups in Galway. To find a trained Breastfeeding Counsellor and to meet up with other breastfeeding families in your area, please visit:

Cuidiú - Irish Childbirth Trust

La Leche League of Ireland

For HSE run Breastfeeding Support Groups, please see:

Breastfeeding.ie

For Mother-to-Mother support, please visit:

Friends of Breastfeeding