Services Offered:

Home Visits: I come to your home, within the Nanaimo Area, but will travel for extra charge for out of town visits beyond 25 km 

Telephone Consults: by telephone, Skype, or Facetime

Mothers Breastfeeding forum/group: TBA, more to follow

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class: TBA, more to follow


Breastfeeding Consultation:

After receiving your referral, I will meet you in the comfort of your own home and assure the following:


  • Introductory intake assessment of prenatal care, experiences and health history through the CLIENT INTAKE FORM. This may be emailed, mailed or accessed through this site on the CONTACT page 

  • Breast and nipple examination as it applies to your health and birth history

  •  Breast or nipple conditions that might impact breastfeeding, such as flat, inverted, or cracked nipples, blisters/abrasions, scar tissue from piercings or surgery, etc

  • Look for signs of milk transfer to baby, and provide resources pertaining to subject

  • A complete oral examination to assess development, anatomy, and suckling ability

  • Signs that breastfeeding is going well, including output, behavior of baby, frequent feeds, swallows heard

  • Feeding history and assessment including a focus on signs of successful latching, positioning of baby. In addition, provide information to allow parents to assess readiness to feed, innate reflexes of baby, and biological nurturing with skin to skin.

  • Weight checks, including pre- and post-feeding test weights (if required)

  • A complete feeding assessment, including a mutually agreed feeding plan including communication with health care provider (physician or midwife) upon your consent


After the Consultation: 

  • You will receive an electronic copy of any care plan/feeding plan agreed upon during visit.

  • I will provide a follow up phone call to provide further support and evaluation of our consultation

  • Documentation will be sent to your healthcare provider as needed and with your consent

  • I will provide a paper or electronic receipt for payment at time of consultation

  • I will suggest various community breastfeeding support groups local to your area that can serve as a valuable addition to your support network!

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