Breastfeeding Support


breastfeeding support - expert help at any point in your journey

Breastfeeding can be really challenging, sometimes feeling like one of the hardest thing you've ever done. And guess what… we can do hard things! As a Dr. Jack Newman trained lactation consultant with a decade of experience his clinic, I would be so happy to share my experience with you and help you reach your unique feeding goals! You may have already seen multiple lactation supports, however, my approach is often unique to the support my clients have already received.

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

  • chestfeeding

  • blocked ducts and blebs

  • managing jaundice

  • blood sugar regulation

  • mastitis and other infections

  • diabetic pregnancy preparation / Type 1 diabetics breastfeeding

  • tandem nursing / breastfeeding multiples

  • full-term breastfeeding

  • transitioning back to work

  • introducing solids

  • weaning from the breast / abrupt weaning for medical reasons

 

There are many ways to access support! I can see you for a targeted 1-on-1 visit in your home or in my office, at my weekly Walk-In Clinic, or if you’re looking for social support you can come and hang out with us at a mom-to-mom drop in.

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.

phone consultations

Sometimes we just need a quick chat, or a little coaching! Phone calls are a great way to get some quick tips before our visit, or to follow up as things change over time. These are best for quick behavior 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. Calls are $2 per minute, and we can book 15- 30- or 60- minute time slots.

best beginnings package

Prenatal breastfeeding education & postnatal support package. Details here.

prenatal breastfeeding classes

We run a comprehensive prenatal breastfeeding class a few times a year. This class is designed to go above and beyond what you will learn in your childbirth education class. We cover the anatomy of breastfeeding, how to get the best start, how to avoid nipple pain and the most common breastfeeding challenges, the secrets to efficient feeding, and more!!

Breastfeeding Home Visit Options

Home Visits:
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.

Office Visit:
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.. anything to help you feel relaxed while we find the best solutions for you! Please contact me via the contact tab here.

  • 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, Wednesday and Thursday, and can sometimes accommodate other days of the week including weekends.

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.

Breastfeeding Socials run 3 times a month! We all need to feel supported by a network of other families! Parenting is hard, and we're not meant to navigate this alone. Our Breastfeeding Socials in Milton and Mississauga are a great safe space to share joys, challenges, and funny stories about nursing your baby. They are also a great place to talk through concerns, meet other breastfeeding families, and share your hard-won wisdom with newer parents!!

2nd Thursday of each month from 130-3: Anxiety-Free Parenting Social
(Birth, Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Infant Sleep, Infant Feeding, Parenting)
MCRC Milton, 510 Bronte Rd., Milton

Second Friday of each month from 12-130: Breastfeeding Social
Bridgeway Family Center (Brittany Glen), 5632 Tenth Line, Mississauga

4th Friday of each Month from 2-330: Breastfeeding Social
Bridgeway Family Center (Turtle Creek), 1801 Lakeshore Rd, Mississauga