When a home visit isn't an option, virtual visits are a great replacement. Although it's not the same as a having the hands on support in your home, as we've all learned, sometimes in person support is not an option. Virtual visits are available through my private practice or through Breast Intentions.
Trying to get out the door to a doctor’s appointment with a five-day old baby was one of the most nerve-racking experiences I think I've ever had. I want to take that stress away!
Getting breastfeeding help in the comfort of your home allows us to make things work in your environment and it also means you can be as relaxed as possible. I bring everything I need with me, so all you need to provide is a baby who wants to eat. Home visits (lactation consults) are provided by a Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and are available in Durham Region, York Region, Clarington and Eastern Toronto.
Home visits are $125/hour plus a $50 'in home' fee.
I offer clinic visits at the Whitby location of Woman's Health and Physiotherapy. If a clinic space is more your speed, feel free to look up my schedule here.
Visits here are $125 for 50 mins and $50 for 25 mins.
If OHIP covered support is more what you are looking for, ask for a referral to www.breastintentions.ca. Through this clinic with a valid referral for you and your baby (or just you if this is a prenatal appointment) I can see you along with a pediatrician in a clinic setting.
How soon can you help?
I will get back to you within 24 hours with telephone or text support. Most appointments can be scheduled within a day or so of the initial contact.
How can you help?
There are a wide range of issues that you may face when breastfeeding. Some of the problems a lactation consultant can help you find a solution to include:
Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your baby but it's a skill that takes practice and patience. Prepare yourself by learning more before your baby arrives. We'll discuss:
Breastfeeding Myths, Busted!
This class covers some of the biggest myths when it comes to breastfeeding and discusses why they aren't true. We'll also talk about what the truth is and how to get off to the right start with breastfeeding.