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
- Premature infants
- Feeding chalenges with the older baby
- Breastfeeding infants with anatomical challenges eg tongue tie
- Breastfeeding infants with neurological disorders
- Bottle Feeding
- Breast Augmentation/Reduction
- Relactation, Adoptive Nursing
- Returning to Work
Lactation Consultant Fees
Home office initial consults are $100/visit. These appointments typically last 90 minutes.
Home office follow up consults are $70 for the first hour and $30 per additional 30 minutes, plus any recommended equipment costs.
Phone or Video consults are $30/30mins
Note: There is an additional $30 charge for all in-home visits within the HRM.
These appointments are intended for parents who are post C-Section or are in the first 2 weeks postpartum. Please contact me for special requests.
An added travel fee will be applied for home visits which require travel beyond 20 km.
Initial visits include phone or e-mail follow-up for 1 week at no additional charge.
Video consults including phone or email follow up are $30/half hour.
*Effective October 15 2021 all services and fees will be subject to 15% HST*
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on COVID-19 recommendations with regards to breastfeeding: http://ilca.org/covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR1vrh0IbYQlW-Srb2XwaERcEcJW250uSmMOVscyFXKaCjqGZdFaSrCXpRw