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Meet Amberley

As a Registered Midwife and Breastfeeding Consultant, I adore teaching mamas-to-be and new mamas how to breastfeed their precious, squishy babies.

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Services + Packages

Face-to-face, one-offs, phone and video consultations: Maternal Instincts has custom-tailored packages and services that suit any preference.

The Video Series

So you want to set yourself up for breastfeeding success? Then you must take a look at my modern, cutting-edge video series. It was created for the modern mama.

FACT: Research tells us that it takes six weeks to learn how to breastfeed …

Yet studies indicate this is the very time the majority of Australian women abandon breastfeeding.

To me it’s really simple: Women need more help.

They need consistent, trustworthy support and uplifting encouragement if they are going to win at breastfeeding; and this is where I know I can help.

And it’s my belief all women have the ability to successfully breastfeed.

As a registered midwife and breastfeeding consultant, operating out of Melbourne, Australia, and servicing women locally and globally, I’ve witnessed and worked with countless women who have succeeded in their desire to breastfeed.

Although breastfeeding is natural, that doesn’t mean it comes naturally.

Breastfeeding really is a learned art.

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You see, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding (only breast milk) for the first six months of life, then complementary feeding (solids and breastfeeding) until baby is two years of age, or beyond.

In the 2010 Australian National Infant Feeding Survey (ANIFS) results indicated that 96% of mother’s initiate breastfeeding. However, thereafter, exclusive breastfeeding rates drop off. At three months of age, 39% of babies are being exclusively breastfed, and by five months of age, 15% are being breastfed.

Much like learning any form of artistry, it takes practice, patience and the right support.

If you know you’d like to be prepared for your breastfeeding journey, then view my packages here or download your free ‘5 Top Tips For Breastfeeding’  video down below.

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Medicare rebates are available with in-person antenatal appointments and postnatal appointments (within the first six weeks after birth).

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Client Stories

  • Jen and Cam had their first baby, darling Cameo, in December 2017. Jen booked my package called “The Motivated Mama” and we worked closely t...

  • Erin had a most challenging experience breastfeeding her first baby Stella and after significant nipple damage and rotating through three La...

  • Celeste had preeclampsia with her first baby (a baby boy) and her son spent some time in the Special Care Nursery. Celeste had a difficult b...

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