My name is Kylie Field and I am an International Board Certifield Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a certified Postpartum Doula (DONA - Doulas of North America). I am also a certified Infant Massage Instructor (IAIM - International Association of Infant Massage) and teach group classes at Nurtured Products for Parenting Store. I serve families in the greater Halifax area, Nova Scotia. I trained as a Registered Nurse in South Africa, in a comprehensive program that included General Nursing, Midwifery, Psychiatry and Public Health, and moved to Canada in 1995. Since 2009, I have used my love of supporting families in the postpartum period as a Postpartum doula and since 2016, as a Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I have been privileged to be able to support many new Moms feel confident in their mothering role.
I am experienced and well educated in breastfeeding and infant care. I provide caring, individualized support and nurture the whole family as they integrate the newborn into their lives. As a Lactation Consultant, I work together with the Mom to come up with a workable plan to help her and her baby have a positive and successful breastfeeding experience. I have knowledge of postpartum maternal physical and emotional needs, and all aspects of newborn care. I have done further training in Cranial Nerve Dysfunction in the precrawling baby, tongue tie assessment and oral sucking exercises for infants and TummyTime™ Method.
I do not give medical advice, but am able to make and suggest appropriate referrals within the community.
I am a member of:
- Canadian Lactation Consultant Association (CLCA) http://clca-accl.ca/about-us/
Doulas of North America (DONA) http://www.dona.org/
- Nova Scotia Doula Association (NSDA) http://www.nsdoulas.ca/
- Breastfeeding Community of Practice (NS) http://www.breastfeedingcop.com/
- International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP) http://www.icapprofessionals.com/
Dr Jack Newman - Moncton NB, June 2016 (Late onset low milk supply)
LLLC Health Professional Seminar with Catherine Watson Genna - Calgary AB, May 2017
Cranial Nerve Dysfunction in the Precrawling Baby - Michelle Emanuel - Las Vegas Nv, October 2017
Oral Halibilitation for the Breastfeeding Dyad - A Master Class for IBCLCs - Irvine Ca, Feb 2018
GOLD Lactation on-line course 2016, 2017, 2018