Breastfeeding

My services include private consulting in your home and hospital visits from north of Nanaimo to south of Chemainus.

Near term infant

Breastfeeding

Private Prenatal Breastfeeding Consulting

(Up to 90 minute home visit)

  • Obtain a medical history background with the mother
  • Discuss what to expect with breast changes during pregnancy and after birth
  • Address any concerns mother may have about breastfeeding a term, preterm and/or feeding twins
  • Assessment of Breast anatomy
  • How to support breastfeeding when baby comes early
  • What to expect after birth if mother or baby has a medical condition
  • What to expect in the first hour after birth
  • The importance of early often and effective breastfeeding and how this can reduce neonatal hypoglycemia as well as physiological jaundice
  • Demonstrations of different breastfeeding positions and positioning of baby for breastfeeding
  • What to look for in a good latch

Fee: $120/Up to 90 minutes. Contact by email or call to schedule appointment.

Pay for Private Prenatal Breastfeeding Consulting

C$120.00

Private Postpartum Breastfeeding Consulting

(Up to 90 minutes in home or hospital visit)

  • Discussion of mother’s goals for feeding baby and her definition of successful breastfeeding
  • Assessment of baby’s oral anatomy along with mother’s breast anatomy
  • Demonstration of different positions to obtain the best latch while suiting the mother’s comfort needs after delivery
  • Assessment of baby breastfeeding
  • Development of a feeding plan with mother to support the health and well being of mother and baby breastfeeding dyad
  • Weighing of baby if necessary
  • Consultation with other health care providers with mother’s consent if needed
  • Signs to recognize that your baby has a good latch and prevention of nipple damage
  • What you can do when a baby may not be breastfeeding well
  • Reducing the severity of engorgement and prevention of Mastitis
  • Protecting your milk supply
  • Teaching effective hand expression

Fee: $140 Contact by email or call to schedule appointment.

Pay for Private Postpartum Breastfeeding Consulting

C$140.00

Private Follow up of Postpartum Breastfeeding Consult

(Up to 90 minutes in home or hospital visit)

  • Getting a good latch when experiencing engorgement
  • Prevention and/or treatment of nipple damage
  • Prevention of Mastitis
  • Protecting your milk supply
  • Assessment of baby’s latch, effectiveness of feeding and weight gain
  • Re-evaluation of breastfeeding plan with mother to ensure it is in meeting with her breastfeeding goals
  • Consultation with other health care providers with mother’s consent if needed

Fee: $120/Up to 90 minutes.  Contact by email or call to schedule an appointment.

Pay for Private Follow up of Postpartum Breastfeeding Consult

C$120.00