Our Breastfeeding Educators provide prompt, individualized breastfeeding support. We focus on practical solutions to breastfeeding challenges.
With the support of their midwife, doctor, maternity nurses and public health nurses, most breastfeeding parents learn to breastfeed 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 Breastfeeding Educators provide prompt individualized practical help. Most of our consultations take place at the Mothering Touch Centre, but we can see you at home in an emergency. Just call and ask.
Our Breastfeeding Educators Can...
- latching the baby
- correct positioning
- breast engorgement
- 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 breastfeeding problems become complicated by medical issues, we refer the parent and baby to a health care provider. We do not prescribe.