In office, In home and Virtual
“Breastfeeding reminds us of the universal truth of abundance; the more we give out, the more we are filled up, and that divine nourishment - the source from which we all draw - is, like a mother's breast, ever full and ever flowing.”
― Sarah Buckley
Prenatal breastfeeding consult
In this session you will learn the basics about breastfeeding and the newborn. I will answer questions you may have and give you information to help get breastfeeding off to the best start. We will discuss what common problems may arise and how to best approach them. We will also cover the importance of the postpartum period for the MotherBaby, including nutrition, rest and support.
Postpartum breastfeeding consult
I come to your home to help with any questions or concerns you may have. I am also available to come after the birth to help get early breastfeeding started. The ‘art’ of breastfeeding can take time to be comfortable with. The sooner breastfeeding can be well established the more you will enjoy your postpartum experience with your new baby. The MotherBaby bond is precious and a little support can go a long way. Some areas that new moms may need help with are latching, positioning, hand expressing, healing from birth and bonding. I can also help with assessing things that may effect the baby's sucking and breathing abilities, such as lip/toungue tie. I can help with nutrition support for the breastfeeding mother. Follow ups may be necessary and can be decided at the initial consult.
TOTS(Tethered oral tissues) support: If you are deciding to have a lip/toungue tie release done I can provide lactation support. This support includes 1 pre-procedure visit to discuss what to expect and I will show you some movements and exercises you can do to help prepare your baby. 1 post-procedure visit as soon as possible after procedure (1-2 days) to check in/visit with how you and baby are doing and answer any questions. 1 week visit to provide breastfeeding support and answer any questions. I will be available by email, text or phone call pre/post procedure and can even accompany you if having it done locally.
I cover Lloydminster-Wainwright-Vermilion-Battleford and everywhere in between.
Mileage is charged if 30km or more from LLoydminster.
In addition to learning through my doula training and prenatal education training I have several areas specific to breastfeeding support in order to offer Lactation Consultations, these include:
IBCLC (international board certified lactation consultant)
Holistic Lactation certificate
La Leche League Leader
Dr. Jack Newman breastfeeding clinic
Breastfeeding: making a difference workshop
Normalized Breastfeeding workshop
Holistic lactation masterclass