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Lactation Breastfeeding Consultant

Halifax Nova Scotia

Following limited pesonal contact guidelines during COVID-19, I will primarily be offering virtual consults instead of in-person visits. Please contact me directly for more information or to book your virtual or phone consult. 

Call 902 448 2213 or email thenurturingtouch@gmail.com to schedule your consult.

 

If urgent care is required please contact me.  We will assess risk and arrange an in-home visit if possible.

 

For more information on COVID-19 recommendations with regards to breastfeeding:  http://ilca.org/covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR1vrh0IbYQlW-Srb2XwaERcEcJW250uSmMOVscyFXKaCjqGZdFaSrCXpRw

Breastfeeding is the normal and optimal way to feed a baby, but it is not always easy, nor does it come "naturally" to some.  This can be due to a multitude of factors which, once identified, can often be easily rectified so that both Mom and babe can have a positive breastfeeding experience. 

As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, I work together with the Mom to come up with a workable plan to help her and her baby have a successful breastfeeding relationship.  As I have many years experience working with new families, I bring with me knowledge of postpartum maternal physical and emotional needs, and all aspects of newborn care. 

 

Lactation Consultant Services:

 

  • Basic breastfeeding technique & management
  • Painful breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding multiples
  • Low Milk Supply
  • Pre-mature infants
  • Relactation, Adoptive Nursing
  • Breastfeeding infants with anatomical challenges eg tongue tie
  • Breastfeeding infants with neurological disorders
  • Bottle Feeding
  • Breast Augmentation/Reduction
  • Returning to Work

 

Lactation Consultant Fees 

The consultation fee is $110 for the initial home visit and $80/hr for follow up visits,  plus any recommended equipment costs.   
An added travel fee will be applied for home visits which require travel beyond 20 km.

All initial visits include phone or e-mail follow up for 1 week at no additional charge.
Home Office consultations will be $80 for an initial assessment and $60/hour for follow up appointments.

Video consults including phone or email follow up - $30/half hour.
 

 

Areas served:  Halifax HRM, Bedford, Sackville, Tantallon, Dartmouth Nova Scotia

 

I do not give medical advice, but am able to make and suggest appropriate referrals within the community.

 

Mother care, support and guidance. Listening to and help with processing your birth story. Breastfeeding and Infant feeding support and counselling….

Massaging your baby has many health benefits. It is also fun and provides your baby with a sense of security and physical comfort.