I am a Practice Nurse and Lactation Consultant. I am also a qualified Reflexologist and Aromatherapist with specialised training in pregnancy massage. I am working in a busy GP practice since 2004, and looking after babies and children is a large part of my daily work.
My full-time job is Mom to three beautiful children. My interest in breastfeeding support developed after the birth of my first daughter. I presumed breastfeeding just happened!! But like many Moms, I did not have a perfect natural start. In my first breastfeeding experience, I encountered all the common “ailments” including failure to thrive. With the help, encouragement and support of a fabulous Lactation Consultant, two best friends (who were breastfeeding at the time) and the weekly breastfeeding support group, I succeeded in a healthy, lengthy and most enjoyable experience.
Following my own first experience, I understood how vulnerable a new Mom can feel. I decided to further my education in breastfeeding and studied for the exams of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, and successfully gained certification as a Lactation Consultant in 2011.
I provide practical advice and support in the comfort of your own home, at a time that suits you and your new family. I am based in Killarney, but provide home visits throughout Kerry and North Cork. Some of the cost is reimbursable from private health care providers.
Anna O’Donoghue, RGN, IBCLC