Charlene Samways

Lactation Consultant

Charlene Samways

About Me

Hi there. My name is Charlene and I am a Lactation Consultant based in Canberra, Australia. I can assist you to gain knowledge and confidence in breastfeeding your baby, and overcome any challenges that you may be facing. I provide consultations where you are most comfortable, in your own home. With the right advice and support, women can meet and even exceed their breastfeeding goals.

I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, with a Midwifery and Nursing background. 10 years of professional experience and many years of personal breastfeeding experience, go hand in hand to assist you with your breastfeeding journey. If you require help or support, please contact me today.


Consultations occur in your home and usually take 1-2 hours. Initial consultations cost $190 within normal business hours, or $220 during the evening or on weekends.

Payment is required in full, at the time of the visit. Fees for follow-up consultations are charged at a lesser rate, dependant on your individual needs. Some private health fund rebates available.

I can assist you with:

  • Antenatal consultation
  • Learning to breastfeed in the early days and weeks
  • Positioning and attachment
  • Sore nipples
  • Low supply/oversupply
  • Issues with letdown
  • Expression of breastmilk
  • Breast refusal
  • Returning to exclusive breastfeeding
  • Unsettled baby
  • Returning to work
  • Weaning

The above is a short list of general examples. You may not have a specific issue at all and just require reassurance that breastfeeding is going well.


To book a consultation, please contact me via one of the following methods:


PO Box 522
Kippax, ACT, 2615

Phone: 0423 129 604
Facebook: @lactation.consultant.canberra