I’m Clare Collins – I’m a mother, midwife, International Board Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), postpartum doula & Infant massage Instructor.
I’ve made it my mission in life to help, support and empower mothers everywhere during one of life’s most special times – preparing for, nurturing, feeding & settling in with a new baby.
Your journey into motherhood should be beautiful and memorable (not for the wrong reasons), and that is why my passion is in helping women on their breastfeeding journey. Arriving home with your new baby should be a time of joy -I want to help you keep it that way, and breastfeeding support can be hugely beneficial in helping you achieve your breastfeeding goals.
Even with the most supportive partner or family, mums everywhere can benefit immensely from having a personally selected, compassionate and supportive professional who can provide correct, evidence based breastfeeding education and support. I can help support both parents, as you take this journey together.
My midwifery background has more than enhanced my skills. I am uniquely positioned to offer evidence-based knowledge and information to help support your feeding choices, discuss what matters to you, assist you in a practical way and guide you to other healthcare professionals, if you need it.
I offer a personalised lactation service to all mums, as well as breastfeeding preparation classes, antenatal classes and baby massage classes. I absolutely love what I do – I cannot call it ‘work’! I see so many anxious new mothers transform into confident parents with the peace of mind to focus on their beautiful babies. Advocating for mothers and being an emotional and practical support for you on your breastfeeding journey (be it your first child or your fifth), is what makes being a lactation consultant an absolute privilege. I am a qualified and registered Midwife
- International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
- Member of Association of Lactation Consultants in Ireland (ALCI)
- A DONA International trained Postpartum Doula
- A Certified Baby Massage Instructor with IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage).
- A committee member of: the Doula Association of Ireland (DAI), Midwives Association of Ireland, and an International member of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).