About me

My name is Katinka Musavaya,

I am a wife, a mother of three, a carer, a professional and a business woman.

I have been a La Leche League Leader since 2014, a Lactation Consultant IBCLC since 2017, trained in the Possums Sleep Programme in 2018 and Certified Infant Massage Instructor since 2021.

Lactation Consultant IBCLC’s are healthcare professionals who specialise in the clinical management of breastfeeding.

I opened my private practice under the name “Katinka Breastfeeding” in March 2016.

I have a consultation room at my house for families from out of town but prefer to do home or hospital visits.

I charge for my services because I have to, but I do pro-bono work here and there for families in need and donate my time and expertise to different support groups. I am very bad at social media but very good at whatsapp.

I am registered with the Natural Therapists Council of Zimbabwe NTCZ. I am a member of International Lactation Consultant Association ILCA and serve on the board of the Lactation Consultants of Southern- & Africa LACSA.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I felt like giving up completely on breastfeeding. Also knowing how many twin moms give up within the first month but now I definitely feel happier about breastfeeding. And not filled with dread like before. My babies are gaining weight and I’m proud of myself for pushing through. I couldn’t have done it without your help.

— Rufaro Mudukuti

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Becoming first time parents is a huge change and shock to the system. Having a little tiny human being depend on you for their every need is amazing yet rather daunting at the same time and is something no book, class or Google search can prepare you for. However, having the professional support and guidance from Katinka was an answer to prayer! We now had someone WE could depend and rely on. Someone who didn’t judge or put our baby in any category. Someone who was patient, kind and gentle with Mom and Baby and someone who cared enough to continue to follow up on both of our progress. My husband and I would highly recommend Katinka to any and all unsure and concerned parents!

— Kylie Coetzee

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I received more than the technical assistance I was looking for. I had emotional issues and insecurities that were eased through the sessions and talking to someone after birth and managing a newborn. Thank you.

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