Our Lactation Educators provide prompt, individualized breastfeeding support. We focus on practical solutions to lactation challenges.
With the support of their midwife, doctor, maternity nurses and public health nurses, most childbearing parents learn to feed their babies quite easily in the first few days after birth because the hormones their bodies are producing make them very ready to learn. Challenges can arise though, and many people benefit from a little extra help and support.
At The Mothering Touch Centre, our trained Lactation Educators provide prompt individualized practical help.
During the COVID Pandemic - We are doing most of our consultations online, via Zoom. We find we can deal with many problems very effectively this way. Just book with us from the link below, and we will send you a link for our Zoom call.
In-person Consultations - We will do an in-person consultation when the situation seems to warrant it. We ask that you come to our Centre, that you wear a mask, clean you hands on arrival, and that you NOT come if you are feeling unwell.
- Initial Consult - 1 hour: $75 at the Mothering Touch Centre
- Follow-up Appointment - 45 minutes: $50
- After your first visit, phone consultations are free.
Consultation Cancellation Policy: Our on-line booking system requires 48-hours notice for cancellation. If you need to cancel or re-schedule with less than 48-hours notice, please phone us. We will be happy to help.
Our Lactation Educators Can...
- latching the baby
- correct positioning
- sore and cracked nipples
- blocked ducts
provide information about...
- infant cues and behaviour
- frequency and duration of feeds
- how to tell if baby is getting enough milk
- expressing and storing milk
When lactation problems become complicated by medical issues, we refer the parent and baby to a health care provider. We do not prescribe.