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Nena Aleschewski

BNat, IBCLC, MNHAA
Naturopath, Nutritionist, Herbalist
Lactation Consultant (International Board Certified)

Nena is a gentle, caring natural medicine practitioner who aims to treat the underlying cause of any dis-ease using holistic principles which take the mind, body and spirit into consideration. She likes to empower people to understand their bodies and to make the changes they want and need for optimal health outcomes.

 

With years of naturopathic clinical practice, Nena has experience treating a broad range of health conditions, particularly preconception, pregnancy and post-natal care, infant feeding, toddler and children's health, digestive complaints and mental health. Nena has a passion for herbal medicine, lifestyle and food-as-medicine, but recognises when nutritional supplementation may be needed. 

Nena graduated as a naturopath in 2009 and completed training as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2013. She offers holistic care through her

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naturopathic skills, alongside extensive breastfeeding knowledge, to achieve the best outcome for the mother-baby dyad and has a strong passion for helping all families in their infant feeding journeys. She provides care and support to all diversities of families with infants and babies who have feeding concerns and breastfeeding goals. Nena provides clinical advice, information and support for breastfeeding and other infant feeding concerns as well as unsettled infant behaviour. As a mother, Nena brings confidence and experience to her professional practice.

 

Outside of Goulds, Nena has a keen interest in acroyoga, trail running and moving in nature ~ all best done with friends. She is an avid foodie and will often spend time in the kitchen cooking up delicious healthy meals for her family, while also teaching her daughters how food can be medicine.

 

Lactation Support

As an IBCLC, Nena can help parents and families with:

 

  • Preparing to breastfeed

  • Preparing for your breastfeeding journey before baby arrives

  • Positioning and latch of an infant

  • Prevention and management of maternal concerns such as breast pain and engorgement

  • Establishing and increasing milk production

  • Suck difficulties that interfere with breastfeeding

  • Confidence to breastfeed for as long as mother and baby want

  • Breastfeeding-supportive measures when mother and baby are separated (eg. due to work, medical, educational issues, etc)

  • Weaning

  • Induction of lactation in non-birthing parent

  • Feeding at the breast with supplemental nursing systems

  • Breastfeeding after caesarean

  • Unsettled infant behaviour

  • Introduction of solids

 

Naturopathy

Nena has an interest in, and experience with:

  • Women’s health

  • Fertility, Preconception care and planning

  • Pregnancy care: optimising health for mothers and babies, preparing for birth and beyond

  • Baby, Toddler and Children's health

  • Mental health - depression and anxiety

  • Gastrointestinal health

  • Exercise nutrition

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