breastfeeding support - helping at any point in the journey
As a lactation consultant with a decade of experience in one of the worlds most well known IBCLC
s, Dr. Jack Newman, in one of the best known breastfeeding clinics (IBC), I have helped and guided almost everything you could think of!! And as a mother of three with very different feeding journeys, I have experienced most problems myself... I am sure I can help you, even if you've seen many others.. the approach I take is often unique to the support my clients have already received. I have had the privilege of seeing cases that others only get the chance to read about!
If you are experiencing any of the following, I can help:
suspected TOTs (tethered oral tissues such as tongue tie)
sore nipples or sore breasts
not enough breastmilk
frequent, long feedings or frequent, short feedings
white/blanching nipples and shooting pains
candida/thrush in parent or baby
tongue tie, lip tie or buccal ties
reflux & colic behaviours
aerophagia and infant gas
induced lactation: surrogacy / adoption / same sex couples
blocked ducts and blebs
blood sugar regulation
mastitis and other infections
diabetic pregnancy preparation / Type 1 diabetics breastfeeding
tandem nursing / breastfeeding multiples
transitioning back to work
weaning from the breast / abrupt weaning for medical reasons
WALK-IN Breastfeeding Clinic at Abaton Integrative Medicine
Oakville’s new and only Walk-In Breastfeeding Clinic is held at Abaton each Monday, from 1-4pm. This clinic is best for families who need quick prenatal planning, emotional support, weekly baby weigh-ins, ongoing latch checks, and to share targeted conversations about feeding and sleep. It is also an excellent way for existing clients to access on-going follow up. For new clients, there may be situations best handled in a one-on-one visit, and if this is the case, I will suggest that we book a private visit.
Please check the event section by clicking above, to ensure the clinic is running.
This clinic is $50 per visit.
Breastfeeding Home Visit Options
In your own home, we can get you the best latch in the spaces that you use the most. On your chair, and your couch, or in your bed... a great option if you find that everything works in the clinic, but doesn’t seem to work once home! Also helpful for families who have had a cesarian birth, siblings at home, or challenges that make it hard to get to clinic.
An initial home visit is $200 for up to 1.5 hours, and includes a month of follow up texts/emails.
Follow up visits are $150 and up to 1 hour.
*Please see further details regarding fees, below.
You may book in to see me at Abaton Integrative Medicine, located in downtown Oakville. Our office is warm, welcoming, and feels like a living room! You can lean back in a comfy chair, or lay down on the bed.. feel relaxed while we find the best solutions for you!
An initial visit in my office is $150 for up to 1.5 hours.
Follow up visits are $100 and up to 1 hour.
Drop-In Group clinic is Mondays from 1-4pm and is $50/family.
We have free on site parking. I have office hours at Abaton Tuesday and Thursday, and can sometimes accommodate other days of the week including weekends. Please call Abaton directly (www.abatonim.com / 905-580-3333) to book in, or contact me via the contact tab here.
*Anything over these outlined times is charged at my hourly fee of $100 per hour.
Example – a 2-hour initial visit would be $200 in office or $250 at home.
*TWINS: please expect a 2-hour consultation (please add $50 to home or office fees).
What to expect in an initial visit (home or office):
In our visit together:
I will collect your history to help understand what may have contributed to your breastfeeding concern
We will walk through a feeding so I can help assess the breastfeeding issue - it is important that your baby is hungry at some point during our visit.
I will try to identify and/or correct any current challenges
Together we will make a plan to resolve your issue and help prevent the most common breastfeeding difficulties.
After our visit, we can book follow ups as needed until you have reached your breastfeeding goals. You are welcome to contact me for a approximately a month with follow up texts/emails as well.
Please note that I will get back within 24-hours, and if you do not receive a response, to please resend or better, call me. It has happened that a text or email has gotten lost or didn’t come through, and it would never be my intention to not answer you.
We will schedule an appointment if there is a new concern, or a new need such as a focus on Sleep, Babywearing, or Parent coaching.
These are best for quick questions, discussions on going back to work, planning sessions for new siblings or introducing solids, and anything else that doesn't require me seeing your baby. These are also recommended for existing clients, when there is a new challenge and we have already had an initial visit. These are $1.50 per minute.