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As a postnatal, lactation and sleep consultant, I offer personalised consults to help teach, support and encourage mamas with their newborns, breastfeeding journey and sleep issues.  My mission is to help mamas feel confident, self assured and at ease while navigating mamahood.

PREPARING FOR BABY

CONSULTATION

Feel completely ready when baby comes!  Learn from home everything from bathing, burping, right latch, breastfeeding positions, and early gentle techniques to help with sleep.  Plus much, much more!

LACTATION

CONSULTATION

Breastfeeding can be tricky at times and it is common for mamas to have problems and questions.  Lets work together to solve your issues and help you continue on your breastfeeding journey!

SLEEP

CONSULTATION

Make sleepless nights, multiple wake ups and early morning rises a thing of the past!  Together we will create a personalised and achievable plan that suits your family’s specific needs.  Sleep is only a consult away!

Unsure which consultation would suit you or have questions about my services, let’s chat

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Hi! I’m Courtney, creator and founder of Mama Linc

I have over 10 years combined experience as a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse and a Lactation and Sleep Consultant.

I’ve coached and assisted over 1,000 families, hands on, alleviate their stress and worries while becoming more confident and at ease with their baby.

Mama Linc will be with you every step of the way for the first years of babies life.

You will quickly learn how to settle and decipher cries, reach your breastfeeding goals, get baby sleeping and much much more.

Whether this is your first baby or third, you are not alone, I am on your team and in your corner to help you navigate easily through mamahood.

WHY PARENTS VALUE COURTNEY

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“can’t believe what a difference her guidance and support has made”

Hi, I’m Stacey and I’m a second time mum to Charlie, who’s 2 weeks old.

I had a tough time breastfeeding with my daughter, Holly, who is nearly 3 now. I saw multiple midwives and lactation consultations at the hospital and Early Childhood Health Centres to try to solve our issues. Every person I saw gave us a different diagnosis, and different advice. In the end, I stopped seeking help because it was too frustrating and upsetting. We just battled through on our own. For at least two months I dreaded feeds and I didn’t manage to feed completely pain-free without nipple shields until Holly was four months old.

This time, I was determined to do things differently. Firstly, I vowed to be kinder to myself but secondly I sought proper help from one person I knew I could trust: Courtney.

Unfortunately, the pain I experienced breastfeeding Charlie was almost identical to my first time. However, with Courtney’s help it has improved so much and so quickly. In just two weeks I am feeding almost pain free with nipple shields, and I am slowly building my confidence towards trying to feed without them.

Courtney’s approach has been perfect for us. She was kind and sensitive in those early, very hormonal days and encouraged me to keep going even when I was ready to quit. She was a firm and steady hand guiding my husband and I through each feed, reassuring us that we were doing the right thing and that it would get better. She checked in regularly to see how we were doing and troubleshoot issues as they arose. Any time I felt unable to follow her advice, Courtney would change tack and provide an alternative approach without judgment or fuss.

Courtney was completely supportive of my preference to use nipple shields and to bottle feed occasionally to give my body a break. She helped me to understand how to pump in order to match my supply to Charlie’s demand.

Courtney’s expertise doesn’t end with breastfeeding; she has also been on hand to answer all of our questions about sleep cycles, swaddling and settling Charlie. He sleeps beautifully in his own cot (most of the time!) thanks to her gentle ‘positive wake’ techniques.

I trust Courtney completely when it comes to breastfeeding, and can’t believe what a difference her guidance and support has made to my breastfeeding journey. Her approach is clear, structured, and gentle - and it really, really works. We will be continuing to work with her as Charlie inevitably hits sleep regressions in the coming months. I would highly recommend Courtney to anyone experiencing difficulties with breastfeeding or sleep, or for any queries about their baby.

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Stacey, Holly & CharlieStacey, Holly & CharlieSydney, Australia
“Courtney came to our rescue”

Hi my name is Zhaozhao and I am Julian’s mom. Julian is almost five-month old now. He used to sleep well when he was a new born baby. He would usually fall asleep while breastfeeding and would sleep happily for long stretches. However, it all changed after he turned three months old. He started to fight bedtime and would only sleep for short periods after being put down for bed. I find it physically challenging to keep breastfeeding him back to sleep.

Courtney came to our rescue when we hit rock bottom and had to put Julian in a carrier for hours before he finally fell asleep every night. It was taking a physical and emotional toll on me and my husband.

Courtney first asked me thoroughly about Julian’s routine, sleep habits and his resistant behaviour around bedtime. Then she designed a bespoke nap/sleep schedule for Julian with very handy tips to help me keep Julian active during his wake hours and settle him without resorting to feeding.

Before consulting Courtney,  I have read extensively about sleep training theories, but those theories only make sense on page. When I am holding my own crying baby who keeps arching his back and screaming at 10pm every day, all the well-intended theories fall apart. What Courtney has helped us tremendously is that she embodies her expertise in baby sleep in simple and easy to follow guidelines and schedule that meet our goals and lifestyle. So I don’t have to rack my sleep-deprived brain to figure out which theory I should follow and whether I am doing the right thing.

I used the sleep log that Courtney has created to truthfully record how Julian naps/sleeps every day, good and bad. It turns out that Julian has responded very well to the new routine and we have started to notice that he is happier during wake time and easier to put to bed.

But what Courtney offers us is more than that. Shortly after the positive response we saw, Julian reached his four months’ sleep regression. He would only catnap and wake up even more frequently at night than when he was a new born. Luckily, we have Courtney by our side. She adjusted the schedule for us, made it more flexible and taught me more settling techniques to help us through the sleep regression. I trust Courtney. Whenever I get frustrated and hopeless during the process,  she is always there for me, encourage me and reassure me. In the end, we emerge from the other side of the sleep regression calmer and happier.

Base on my personal experience, I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Courtney to any mom and dad out there who are struggling with a tiny human refusing to sleep.

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Zhaozhao & JulianZhaozhao & JulianSydney Australia

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