With over 30 years experience working as a midwife and lactation consultant, Narelle brings a wealth of knowledge to her individual consultations as well as to her profession.
Narelle is a current Registered Nurse and Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) which requires regular study and exams to prove recognition of knowledge, skillset and education standards.
Narelle is also on the Board of Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) where she helps to educate and collaborate with other lactation consultants to ensure the future for breastfeeding in Australia and New Zealand.
Narelle believes in breastfeeding education. Her ongoing professional development sees her both attended and present at conferences for doctors, paediatricians, allied health and members of the community. She uses her current and evidence-based knowledge to run breastfeeding classes and offer private consultations.
Experience Narelle has worked as a nurse and midwife since 1983 (which makes her sound old!) and joined the Australian Breastfeeding Association - previously Nursing Mothers - in 1986. Her experience expands throughout Melbourne hospitals, Tweddle Child & Family Health Service, and private consulting around Melbourne. Currently she works in private consultation and also at Sunshine Hospital as an in-house lactation consultant.
Narelle is a highly focused and knowledgeable Lactation Consultant and Midwife with experience in providing high standards of midwifery and lactation care to mothers and their families in the antenatal, perinatal and postnatal period. She delivers professional and quality care within a hospital, the community setting and during in-home visits. She works with compassion, sensitivity and fairness and give encouragement and reassurance to low and high risk women and their families. Having worked in a large multicultural community, Narelle has a sensitive understanding and appreciation of the rich nature of culture, including the differences and similarities. These cannot be underestimated in providing ultimate and appropriate care for culturally diverse families and their contribution to a mothers’ sense of wellbeing and belonging.