Lactation
Consulting


Provided Physiotherapies

Services Offered

Latch & Lactation Initiation

Prenatal Support to Help a Smooth Transition to Breast/Chestfeeding

Latch Assessment

Checking Your Baby's Latch When Feeding & Addressing Challenges

Introduction of Solid Foods

Foods to Compliment Breast/Chestfeeding

Food Supplementation

Safe Formula Preparation & Methods For Delivering Mixed Feeds

Workshops

Prenatal & Partner Classes

Services
Offered

  • 2nd Trimester

    • Breastfeeding concerns from previous babies
    • Surrogacy / Adoption / Chestfeeding
    • Expecting a premature baby or with fetal abnormalities

     

    3rd Trimester

    • Breastfeeding concerns from previous babies
    • Preparing for birth
    • Low milk supply concerns
    • Avoiding nipple and breast pain
    • What to expect the first 3 days
    • Surrogacy / Adoption / Chestfeeding

     

    First 6 weeks

    • Nipple or Breast Pain
    • Baby is fussy or refusing the breast
    • Low milk supply concerns
    • Improving position and latch
    • Any concerns, always appropriate

     

    6-12 Weeks

    • Breastfeeding in public
    • Low Milk supply concerns
    • Sleeping and Breastfeeding
    • Breast and Bottle - combining successfully
    • Any concerns, always appropriate

     

    3-12 months +

    • Introducing other foods
    • Planning for return to work
    • Weaning
    • Any concerns, always appropriate

     

    Suggested at any stage

    • Picking the right pump for you
    • Hand expression - what is it?  How to do it effectively
    • Mastitis - how to avoid it and how to get through it
    • Foremilk/Hindmilk Imbalance - how to get it just right
    • Handling overabundant milk supply
    • Nipple shields - how to know when they are useful and how to pick the right size
    • Breastfeeding and medical tests/ medical imaging
    • Nursing a baby with Trisomy21
    • Tongue Tie and Lip Ties what are they?
    • Vitamin D supplements for baby - what are my options
    • Breastfeeding in Public - comfortable options
    • Breastfeeding when baby gets sick
    • Skin to Skin contact - why is it the magic elixir?
    • Finding donor human milk for your baby
    • Position and Latch for comfort
    • How to prevent low milk supply
    • Breastfeeding with small breasts
    • Breastfeeding with large breasts
    • Breastfeeding while travelling, including overseas

     

    Suggested for Prenatal Clients

     

    • Breastfeeding when your mother couldn’t
    • Previous breast surgeries and breastfeeding
    • Breastfeeding with Nipple piercings and tattoos
    • Breastfeeding and Jaundice
    • Making breastfeeding work with flat, inverted or large nipples
    • Breastfeeding and HIV

     

    Suggested for Postpartum Clients

    • Breastfeeding when mom gets sick / needs medication
    • Babies who spit up 
    • Improving your pumping results
    • Getting through the biting phase
    • Increasing your milk supply - options when it dips
    • Human milk bank and becoming a donor
    • Distracted Nurslings - what’s up?
    • Nursing a toddler - the pros and cons

We would love to support you during your journey. Contact us to book an appointment.  Referrals are not necessary.

CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT (IBCLC)

Linda Crawford

Linda life centres around her passion for continual learning and postnatal support. She believes that all people deserve respectful, warm, and comprehensive care. Linda is a Registered Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and La Leche League Canada leader with nearly 20 years of experience helping families with breastfeeding and lactation. She has additional training including Gottman facilitator training.  
 
You know your family best, including what method(s) of feeding are best for you. Linda hopes to support families in their choices through the latest information and a caring environment free of judgement.

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