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Lactation Consultants in Subiaco

Lactation Consultants provide assessments and guidance to mothers through all aspects of breastfeeding both in-centre and in the privacy of your own home. They work with parents to set realistic feeding expectations, address practical issues, and leave you with strategies for a way forward.

Whichever your location preference, your Lactation Consultant will help you achieve your breastfeeding and mothering goals with confidence.

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Lactation Consultants
at Baby Steps

Jill Wiffen Lactation Consultant at Baby Steps Health Centre

Jill Wiffen

The fairy godmother all breastfeeding women wish they had, Jill is not only one of the most qualified and experienced people in the state, but she’s also one of the most approachable for those needing help.

Certified International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Registered Nurse and Midwife, with a certificate in Neonatal Special Care Nursing
Obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science (Health), a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Child & Adolescent Health), and a Masters in Midwifery (Human Lactation Specialisation)

Worked in hospital, community, and private practice settings
Wrote and facilitated the Breastfeeding Education for Community Child Health Nurses in Perth

Caring for late preterm/early term infants

Tennis star (as injuries permit!)
Watercolour artist
Mother of three
Mahjong enthusiast

Leigh-Anne Perelson Lactation Consultant at Baby Steps Health Centre

Leigh-Anne Perelson

As dedicated to breastfeeding support as one can be, Leigh-Anne is warmth personified. Her 25+ years’ experience in the field make her a beacon of wisdom to mothers as she helps them discover confidence in nourishing their baby.

Registered International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Registered Midwife and Nurse
Master’s degree in Midwifery
Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing Certificate

25 years’ experience
Previously worked at Perth Children’s Hospital NICU and Royal Perth Hospital
Currently works as a Midwife at King Edward Memorial Hospital
Trained and volunteered as a Breastfeeding Counsellor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association
Volunteers her time on the Breastfeeding Helpline
Serves as the Assistant Branch President for the ABA WA Branch

Supporting women as they find their way as mothers

Has raised three kind and fierce girls
Gets through her day one baby cuddle at a time

Lactation Consultant Rachel Farr at Baby Steps Health Centre

Rachel Farr

With 25 years as a Registered Nurse under her belt and a further 12 as a Lactation Consultant, Rachel is one of the most experienced and dedicated people in healthcare that you’ll ever meet. She applies her wealth of knowledge and exceedingly kind disposition in helping breastfeeding mothers feel more comfortable and confident in their journey.

Certified International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant
Bachelor of Nursing: Registered Nurse
Post Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Health
NDC accredited practitioner (Neuroprotective Developmental Care)

25 years as a Registered Nurse
12 years as a Child Health Nursing and Lactation Consultant
Worked in Perth and Singapore in both public and private practice

Holistic approach to breastfeeding
Child health
Family health

Run, sleep, repeat
Mother of three (two teenagers and a scruffy dog)

Faith in the feed

Book a Lactation Consultant at Baby Steps.

The Clinical Guidance Committee advise Baby Steps on all clinical matters effecting the health practitioners within our centre. It’s members gather together to discuss and develop guidelines relating to:

Meetings are held several times a year, or at the request of Baby Steps for specific clinical advice. It is lead by a chairperson and educational coordinator, elected by the group of participating health practitioners.

Baby Steps supports the independent businesses of:

If you’re looking for support, contact our Practice Manager Michelle Bredemeyer
08 9387 2844