Private In home Lactation Consultant & Breastfeeding Support Services
5 reasons to book a Lactation Consultant!
- Support you and your baby to get off to the best possible start on your breastfeeding journey
- Help with any latching difficulties (breastfeeding should NOT be painful)
- Learn how to know if your baby is drinking enough milk
- Establish and maintain a good milk supply
- Receive emotional support around breastfeeding and any associated challenges
LC home visits available in Calgary, Vancouver & the lower Mainland and in Toronto & wider GTA areas.
Call us today on 1-844-237-4686 to book your appointment.
“Shery from The New Mummy Company was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful with my breastfeeding difficulties. She took the time to explain why certain things were happening and how I could fix them. She was so kind and warm, I felt very comfortable with her. Thank you very much New Mummy Company for the resource and the quick booking.” Michaela from Toronto
Helping you reach your breastfeeding goals.
Breastfeeding helps build the bond between mother and baby while also providing baby with the best nutrition possible. We know that breastfeeding can come with its struggles and that you may require a helping hand along the way. That help comes from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). The New Mummy Company Team is comprised of experienced and qualified IBCLC Lactation Consultants ready to make your breastfeeding journey as comfortable and successful as possible.
“Breastfeeding is Natural. It’s not always natural like breathing (which is automatic) but rather like walking (which needs to be learned) and learning is easier with support.
– La Leche League
What to expect from a private LC visit.
An initial 90 minute consult will be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time in the comfort of you own home with the aim to observe your baby feed. You can even stay in your pajamas too!
It is important to have all items necessary for feeding ready to go. If your baby has required a supplement make sure you have this prepared prior to the visit. Most importantly, if your baby is hungry prior to arrival then let them feed a small amount to satiate them until the lactation consultant arrives
During the initial visit, the lactation consultant will review your pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding history to assess your concerns and explore any issues you may be having with the breastfeeding journey.
Depending on the issue at hand, the lactation consultant will gently examine your breasts and your baby’s anatomy and sucking ability. Your baby may be weighed as needed. You will be invited to feed your baby during the visit so that the lactation consultant can observe positioning and latch and see what is happening. The lactation consultant will work with you to create a care plan that suits your needs with suggestions for improving the breastfeeding issues you may be experiencing. Their goal is to provide you with tips and tools to help you and your baby breastfeed more easily and achieve your breastfeeding goals.
You are encouraged to ask questions and share concerns and it would be useful for you to have a list of questions you would like answered during the visit. It may also be helpful to have any weights for your infant available in kilograms or grams and know how often your baby is feeding and how many wet and dirty diapers they have had over the last 24-48hours. The lactation consultant may teach you how to hand express and observe a brief pumping to check for correct flange fit and pump settings as needed.
After the visit, relevant literature and resources may be provided for your reference. You may also be provided with suggested referrals to other health care providers if necessary. A report will be sent to the other members of your health care team when necessary. A follow-up call will be provided within 24 hours of the visit and you are strongly encourage to arrange further follow-up with The New Mummy Company until you feel fully confident in your breastfeeding journey are enjoying feedings!
Our advice when encountering breastfeeding issues would be to contact us for a Lactation Consultant appointment sooner rather than later. The earlier an issue such as a poor latch, low milk supply, suspected tongue or lip tie, slow weight gain or any pumping concerns can be identified the easier it will be for our experts to resolve and improve your breastfeeding experience.
We offer Prenatal Breastfeeding Education Classes to help you get off to the best possible breastfeeding start possible once your baby is born. We can educate you and provide you with the reassurance and confidence to successfully breastfeed while also being able to proactively resolve any potential troubles yourself.
Lactation Consultant support is available for any breastfeeding issue you may experience once your baby is born. Home visits are the norm with this service though support and advice can also be sought via Skype for clients out with of our serviced locations or internationally. Our experienced, trained and accredited Lactation Consultants will be able to address all of your concerns and leave you with a breastfeeding plan which fits your schedule and lifestyle.
Should you require breastfeeding support from one of our IBCLC Lactation Consultants, please call or email us and we will arrange a home visit for you as soon as possible.
Service is available 7 days a week.
Common reasons for requiring a Lactation Consultant:
- You are concerned about your milk supply
- Over abundant milk supply
- You feel your baby is not getting enough milk
- You are having issues with latching and positioning
- You have painful or cracked nipples
- You suspect your baby is tongue tied
- You have pumping concerns
- Your baby does not latch onto your breast
- Your baby has not regained birth weight at 2 weeks
- You have any other breastfeeding concerns
The New Mummy Company has IBCLC qualified Lactation Consultants extensively covering Toronto and south east Ontario including Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. We are also delighted to have expanded our breastfeeding support to our Vancouver & Calgary breastfeeding clients. We are now covering all of Metro Vancouver areas including Burnaby, Lower Mainland, North Vancouver, Surrey & the Tri cities. In Calgary we cover the city area including Priddis, De winton, Langdon, Chestermere, and Airdrie. Our Lactation Consultants visit you at home in order to provide you with the one-on-one hands on advice and reassurance required.
What is an IBCLC?
All of our Lactation Consultants are IBCLC certified. An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) acquires extensive clinical experience for certification, has passed a board exam, and must re-certify every five years. As the term “Lactation Consultant” is not protected, anyone can use that term to describe him/herself. Only with the IBCLC credential are you assured of the highest level of education and experience. To verify that your Lactation Consultant is an IBCLC, you can search this directory.
Can I claim these expenses through insurance?
We will provide you with a receipt for the consultation however you will have to check with your healthcare provider to determine whether a Lactation Consultant is a claimable expense under your current plan.
Which locations do you cover?
We have a team of Lactation Consultants who will cover all of Toronto & the wider GTA including Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Etobicoke, Aurora, Newmarket, Orangeville, Kleinburg, Woodbridge, North York, East York, Scarborough & Markham.
In BC, our Lactation Consultant based in Burnaby, Vancouver will happily travel within the metro Vancouver area.
Our Calgary Lactation Consultant can travel within the Calgary city limits including Priddis, De winton, Langdon, Chestermere, and Airdrie.
Call us today to learn more!