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Lactation Breastfeeding Consultant

Halifax Nova Scotia

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.

 

While COVID-19 social distancing recommendations are still in place, I will be offering in person visits following current guidelines for wearing a mask for the duration of the visit and wearing gloves when touching you or your baby.  I will also be screening each family for signs of COVID prior to our consult.  Strict  handwashing and disinfecting of hard surfaces and the infant scale will also be done prior to and after each consult.

 

If you would like a video consult instead of in person appointment, please feel free to contact me to arrange this.  Cell 902 448 2213 or email thenurturingtouch@gmail.com

 

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

 

Working together with the Mom to come up with a workable plan to help her and her baby have a positive and successful breastfeeding experience.

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