Breastfeeding: Call in an expert and get support and good information asap

A list of Local Internationally board certified lactation consultants:

Emma Maher: “Hi, my name is Emma. I’m a mum of two, with a long breastfeeding journey of my own. I am a midwife and a newly qualified, passionate IBCLC. I also have previous experience in nursing and child and family health nursing.

It is my great pleasure to provide home visits for breastfeeding support and education.

emma maher

I also provide group and private antenatal breastfeeding education at various locations around Newcastle.

My Website:

My Email:


Follow me on Instagram: @empoweredlactation_withemma

Lynette Huckstead:(retired now as an IBCLC, but still available for breastfeeding support when she can. Lynette is super knowledgeable and passionate).

Judy McPhillips:

Email:        judy@judymcphillips.com.au

Phone:       0423 523 086 

From Judy: “I am the eldest daughter of eight children, and have loved and nurtured babies all my life.

I  currently work in Newcastle as a private lactation consultant

I have over 20 years experience  in antenatal care, special care nursery, postnatal wards and visiting new mothers in their homes after discharge.

With three children of my own and four grandchildren, I am passionate about helping mothers and babies through what can be a very challenging time.

With a gentle and practical approach, I pass on my experience, whilst remaining flexible enough to recognise that there is more than one way to solve a problem.

In addition, I encourage active participation in problem solving from parents, recognising the fact that nobody knows a baby better than mum and dad”.


  • I have been a registered nurse and midwife since 1969
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Midwifery)
  • International Lactation Consultant Qualification (IBCLC).

Sally Richards

From Sallys’ website:

“I am a midwife, child & family health nurse and lactation consultant who is passionate about preparing women for successful breastfeeding during the antenatal period and addressing any breastfeeding difficulties that may arise.

sally richards

I am mum with three children and I understand that these solutions need to be judgement free, sensitive to the needs of both women and their babies and take into account the needs of the broader family. Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to nourish and bond with your baby but equally I understand that exclusive breastfeeding might not be best the answer for you.

Services I offer a home-visiting service to women in Maitland, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Ports Stephens. My Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SallyRichardsLactationConsultant/ Contact Ph: (02) 4933 2622

Amanda Pauley:

  • Lactation
  • Ante natal care
  • Post natal care
  • Mother crafting
  • Women’s health – including Pap smears & breast checks
  • Immunisation
  • Infant/maternal health

    Belmore Road Family Practice

    12 Belmore Rd. Lorn 2320. Ph: 02 4934 6830

Margaret from Maternicare:


P 0419 620 064

E margaret@maternicare.com.au


IBLC, Practising midwifery for 32 years. Registered nurse/midwife

Additional Information
Servicing the Port Stephens and Newcastle region Home visits and postnatal support

Susanna Scurry:


P 0425 314 782

E susanna.scurry@gmail.com

Midwife, IBCLC, BFHI Assessor/Educator

Additional Information
Lactation consultant, Home visiting, Newcastle region.

Singleton area:

 Singleton Area, three IBCLC’s available at the maternity unit – contact to enquire ph: 6571 9240.

(what a wonderful, progressive service at Singleton hospital!)

Jessica Robinson:


PH: 0434 011 433

E:mail: jessica.robinsonibclc@outlook.live.com


From Jessica:
“I am a Newcastle based IBCLC who has been working with families providing breastfeeding support for 10 years as a midwife and registered nurse. I am passionate about supporting mothers to reach their breastfeeding goals, providing home visit assessments”.


Jessica Robinson

IBCLC newcastle