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Lactation Consulting

What is a Lactation Consultant?

A Lactation Consultant (IBCLC or LC) is a professional breastfeeding specialist trained to help mothers reach their breastfeeding goals. An LC can help mothers experiencing breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing, high or low milk production, and when babies aren’t gaining enough weight. Angela is passionate about helping mothers improve their breastfeeding experience.

What can a Lactation Consultant help with?

Angela will be happy to help you with any of the following:

  • Help with breastfeeding latch, positioning and mom’s comfort while feeding.
  • Preventing and managing poor latch, nipple pain or breast engorgement
  • Review of newborn behaviour, feeding cues, when and how to know that baby wants to eat!
  • Learning how to know that baby is getting enough milk!
  • Helping you when supplementation has been suggested or has been needed
  • Help with Pumping or Hand Expression
  • Help increasing your milk supply
  • Weight check for baby
  • Screening for possible tongue tie or upper lip tie
  • Creating a plan WITH you, to help make sure breastfeeding goes well
  • Advice about rental or purchase of breast pumps, breastfeeding equipment or baby supplies
  • Ongoing support and information (by phone or email) and further visits if needed.
  • Information to help you find community support
  • Helping you reach your breastfeeding goals!