International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Registered Nurse, Post Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing. 33 years of Neonatal and Paediatric nursing experience.
I am a “mother’ to my 2 beautiful adult daughters and a “Nan” to my 2 precious grandchildren.
Hi, I am Tracey. Nursing sick children and babies has been my life’s work for over 30 years. I have had the most amazing career in one of Melbourne’s major and largest children’s hospitals. During this time I have gathered so much wisdom and experience supporting families during some of the most difficult times imaginable in life.
I have always nursed with my heart and provided an extraordinary standard of care. My empathetic style of care is my “gift”
My greatest attributes have always been my compassion and ability to connect with people quickly and skillfully, making them feel at ease. I pride myself on my excellent people skills, my ability to really listen and nurture people in a manner that enables them feel safe and empowered.
During many years working in my role as a paediatric and neonatal nurse, I have been able to gain vast knowledge and experience in the breastfeeding field. Supporting breastfeeding in premature, small babies and babies with medical conditions became my specialty and area of expertise.
In January 2020, I successfully gained my certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant by meeting the extensive criteria.
For the last 22 years, I have been providing medical care and specialist breastfeeding support to babies and their families in the home setting. I was instrumental in the development of a hospital-based delivery of care service, transferring hospital care into people’s homes. This invaluable experience has made the transition into private home lactation practice a confident next step.
My dream now is to finish my career working solely as an IBCLC following my passion for supporting breastfeeding and delivering care into the comfort of people’s homes. Sharing my wisdom, experience, skills and wealth of knowledge to help mums breastfeed and care for their babies. My private lactation practice will enable me to give the gift of time and patience. Thorough assessment, appropriate follow up and support is vital to providing a high standard of care, on my clock this is achievable and prioritised.
I aim to give my mums and families what every new parent needs and deserves – “TIME”
In a world that is lacking time, patience and understanding – I intend to continue offering outstanding care, education and advice that takes into account the most current evidence based research, aligned with commonsense, respect and underpinned by a wealth of wisdom that cannot be taught.
My lactation business is the new and next chapter in my life caring for people my way! My work is not done yet!
Not everyone’s breastfeeding journey ends up looking like what they expected.
Whatever you are experiencing, my aim is to leave you feeling heard, not alone, supported and cared for.
My mission is to provide women with the individualised lactation care they deserve, doing away with the “one size fits all” approach to managing breastfeeding challenges.
As I help you to navigate your breastfeeding journey, my mission is to also support you to make informed choices along the way.
Every mother’s experience is different and each baby is different. Even what you yourself experienced with one child may be totally different with another.
Using one-on-one wholistic care underpinned by common sense, years of nursing experience working with children and their families, and knowledge of evidenced-based research, we can take it one step at a time to turn an overwhelming experience into an empowering journey.
I can educate, support and help you before your baby is born to help prepare for breastfeeding or at any time after your baby’s birth.
And if I can’t help you, I will assist you in finding someone who can.