lactation consultant

What is a Lactation Consultant?

A lactation consultant is a breastfeeding specialist who is professionally trained in techniques that help educate, guide and instruct mothers on ways to feed their baby.

A professional consultant helps women who have encountered breastfeeding challenges, such as latching difficulties, low milk supply and painful nursing.

A certified lactation consultant can also help with babies who aren’t gaining enough weight.

No matter what stage you are at in your journey, we offer support and guidance to address your concerns and give you real life advice to set you and your family up for feeding success.

Services Offered

You know your family best, including what method(s) of feeding are best for you. Pine Health supports families in their choices through the latest information and a caring environment free of judgement.

Breastfeeding

Latch & Lactation Initiation

Prenatal Support to Help a Smooth Transition to Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding.

Lactation counselling

Latch Assessment

Checking Your Baby’s Latch When Feeding & Addressing Challenges

Picky Eating

Introduction of Solid Foods

Foods to complement breastfeeding or chestfeeding.

Transitioning to solids

Food Supplimentation

Safe Formula Preparation & Methods For Delivering Mixed Feeds.

Supporting Prenatal Clients

Some Common Prenatal Breastfeeding Topics We Cover

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

2nd Trimester

3rd Trimester

Breastfeeding concerns from previous babies

Surrogacy / Adoption / Chestfeeding

Expecting a premature baby or with fetal abnormalities

Breastfeeding concerns from previous babies

Preparing for birth

Low milk supply concerns

Avoiding nipple and breast pain

What to expect in the first 3 days

Surrogacy / Adoption / Chestfeeding

Supporting Postpartum Clients

Some Common Postpartum Breastfeeding Topics We Cover

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

First 6 Weeks

6-12 Weeks

Nipple or Breast Pain

Baby is fussy or refusing the breast

Low milk supply concerns

Improving position and latch

Any other concerns you have

Breastfeeding in public

Sleeping and Breastfeeding

Ongoing low milk supply concerns

Breast and Bottle – combining successfully

Any other concerns, always appropriate

3 – 12 Months +

Introducing other foods

Planning for return to work

Weaning

Any other feeding concerns you have

Support For Clients At Any Stage

Whether you need specific advice or just need to know you’re not alone, Pine Health can help.

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

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 Trisomy 21

Tongue Tie and Lip Ties what are they?

Vitamin D supplements for baby – what are my 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

We would love to support you during your journey.

Contact us to book an appointment. Referrals are not necessary.

587.855.5598

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