Nicole Bando

Nicole Bando

Nicole Bando

Dietitian & Lactation Consultant

B.Nutr.Diet., APD, IBCLC, Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education (Counselling), Certificate of Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics

Nicole worked as a clinical dietitian at The Alfred Hospital for 15 years and has a wealth of acute clinical experience across many areas; most recently in critical care. After having her two children, she qualified as a Breastfeeding Counsellor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association, and continues to support women on the National Breastfeeding Helpline. Desire to know more led her to qualify as a Lactation Consultant and complete paediatric nutrition training. Her interests include the following.

Infants to Early Adolescence Health:

  • Growth and breast/mixed feeding
  • Fussy eating
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Progression onto solids
  • Obesity
  • Gastrointestinal issues (e.g. low FODMAP diets)
  • Vegetarian and vegan diets.

Breast Feeding Concerns:

  • Antenatal breastfeeding education
  • Sore nipples/breasts,
  • Low and over supply
  • Positioning and attachment
  • Mastitis, thrush, vasospasm, white spot
  • Breast refusal, fussy babies, sleep and settling.

Women’s Nutrition for:

  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Hormonal changes (e.g. PCOS, endometriosis and menopause), gestational diabetes, weight management and gastrointestinal issues (e.g. low FODMAP diets).

Nicole understands the challenges involved with feeding a growing family, in a busy world of often conflicting nutrition information. Nicole’s approach is holistic and evidence-based, with a strong focus on sustainable nutrition and feeding advice to support optimal health and growth which can be integrated into a family’s lifestyle, to nurture them throughout the spectrum of life, always with warmth and empathy.