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Iona's new venture:
FEED BABY SLEEP









Online Breastfeeding consultations with
Secure & convenient online payments

Wherever you are in the world, you can access excellent breastfeeding help right here online.


Blue Sky offers breastfeeding and parenting consultations with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who has over 12 years of experience helping breastfeeding mothers, both in person and via telephone, email and skype. Evidence-based practice is paramount at Blue Sky, and with new breastfeeding studies and information becoming available all time, staying up-to-date is a key element of our practice.

Whatever your breastfeeding goals, whether you are struggling with a newborn or just have a few questions with an older baby, whether you are fully or partially breastfeeding, please contact us to find out how we can help you. If you want to breastfeed successfully, you need reliable and easily accessible support. Now with Blue Sky's online consultations, that support is here!

What is a Lactation Consultant?
A certified Lactation Consultant is a health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. IBCLCs must recertify every five years in order to keep the prescribed standards of the profession.

Click here to read about the work of Lactation Consultants, or to find an IBCLC in your local area.

What kinds of concerns can be dealt with?
Using skype technology and a webcam if you have one, we can help you with:
* positioning and latching problems
* solutions for breast pain
* low milk supply
* questions about colic or reflux
* too much milk
* pumping and storing milk
* returning to work
* starting solid foods
* sleeping and settling suggestions
* crying
* weaning
and more!


How to use this service

1. Make sure you have downloaded skype onto your computer, and test your headset, microphone and webcam if you have one. Note: If the skype page loads in a foreign language, scroll down to the bottom of it for the language link. (Skype is a free way of talking with people through your computer using VOIP technology.)

2. Please read the legal disclaimer and privacy statement here. You are presumed to have read and agreed with this if you proceed further.

3. Please choose the length of consultation and your currency from the drop-down menu below, and click the Pay Now button. You will be taken to the Paypal page, where you can complete the secure transcation. Blue Sky does not receive any of your credit card details. If you would like to extend the length of your consultation time later, you can return to this page and make another transaction. Please be aware that there is no discount available on extensions.

4. After you have completed your transaction, please
click on the Return to Blue Sky button as indicated below




5. You will then be asked to complete a form with your details, time preference and your concerns. This will be followed by an email from Blue Sky where your time will be confirmed and a detailed history will be taken. This information helps the lactation consultant understand your situation and allows you to spend your skype time more effectively.

LENGTH OF CONSULTATION - choose 60, 40 or 20 minutes from the drop down menu below.
Alternatively scroll down and purchase one of the gift packages for more savings!

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PACKAGES & GIFT CERTIFICATES
These packages offer great savings on your consultations. Perfect for baby shower gifts too! If requested we will send you a decorative gift certificate with instructions, which you can place in an envelope and give as a present.

SAKURA package * 1 pre-natal skype lactation consultation (60 minutes)
* 1 post-natal skype lactation consultation (60 minutes)
* 1 follow up post-natal lactation consultation (40 minutes)
TOTAL VALUE: 21,500 yen.
Click below to purchase for the special rate of 19,000 yen.



Momiji package * 1 pre-natal skype lactation consultation (60 minutes)
* 1 post-natal skype lactation consultation (60 minutes)
TOTAL VALUE: 16,000 yen.
Click below to purchase for the special rate of 14,000 yen.



IRIS package
* 1 post-natal skype lactation consultation (60 minutes)
* 1 follow up post-natal lactation consultations (40 minutes each)
TOTAL VALUE: 13,500 yen.
Click below to purchase for the special rate of 12,000 yen.



Who are the Lactation Consultants?
Currently the online breastfeeding consultations are with Iona Macnab BA(Hons) LLB IBCLC RLC, an Australian Lactation Consultant now based in Melbourne, Victoria. She lived in Tokyo for over 20 years and is the mother of 3 children, all breastfed. She has been working with breastfeeding mothers and babies since 1997, and although she is now based in Australia, she continues to be the main breastfeeding support person for English-speaking new mothers in Tokyo via email and skype. A former lawyer, Iona trained as a volunteer counsellor with an international breastfeeding support network based in the USA after the birth of her first child, and later decided to pursue a career as a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She worked for six years supporting volunteer breastfeeding counsellors in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, which gave her unique insights into the ways different cultures approach breastfeeding and motherhood. She also has access to many resources in languages other than English. In addition to her work as a Lactation Consultant, she still volunteers her time running breastfeeding support network meetings. She is a member of the International Lactation Consultants Associaton, the Japanese Association of Lactation Consultants, the Australian Lactation Consultants' Association and is accredited in Australia as a Baby Friendly Hospital Assessor.

The team will be expanding over the coming months with other IBCLC Lactation Consultants based in Europe, the USA and Australia.

Whatever your breastfeeding goals, if you are struggling or just have a few questions, please contact Iona to find out how she can help you. If you want to breastfeed successfully, you need timely and reliable support.

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