Sound Lactation Counseling With Pamela

 

A lactation counselor (breast/chest feeding counselor) provides people with education & support when they are having difficulties breastfeeding or chestfeeding their baby. Lactation counselors have received specialized training in understanding lactation and counseling skills and can help with such things as:

  • Preparing for breast/chest feeding during pregnancy

  • Establishing lactation

  • Addressing latch issues and nipple pain

  • Overcoming mastitis and clogged ducts

  • Address supply issues

  • Support in expressing milk

  • Feeding Multiples or in tandem with an older child

  • Support in breast/chest feeding premature babies

  • Support in breast/chest feeding babies with health challenge

Mom breastfeeding her baby while her toddler watches

Bookings

All Lactation Appointments include 2 weeks of email and text support with our Secure Messaging System

Payment plans available if needed.  Let's get you the help you need! Email Pamela to inquire.

First Appointment

In Home Initial Lactation Consultation: This consult will provide information and support to parents who are experiencing difficulty feeding their baby. Appointments are 1 hour long and include 2 weeks of email and text support as needed. $110

In Clinic Lactation Consultation: Pamela works out of Vancouver Island Osteopathy - Courtenay Clinic on Wednesdays. Meet there to gain information and support with your difficulties in feeding your baby.  Appointments are 1 hour long and include 2 weeks of email and text support as needed. $90

Virtual Initial Lactation Consultation: Meet Pamela on-line to gain information and support with your difficulties in feeding your baby.  Appointments are 1 hour long and include 2 weeks of email and text support as needed. $85

Subsequent Appointment

In-Home Subsequent Lactation Consultation: This consultation will provide follow-up support to those who have seen Pamela already and would like help in addressing any changes that have come up.  Appointments are 45 min long and include 2 weeks of email and text support as needed. $100

Virtual Subsequent Lactation Consultation: This online consultation will provide follow-up support to those who have seen Pamela already and would like help in addressing any changes that have come up.  Appointments are 45 min long and include 2 weeks of email and text support as needed. $75

In-Clinic Subsequent Lactation Consultation: Pamela works out of Vancouver Island Osteopathy - Courtenay Clinic on Wednesdays. Meet there for follow-up Support.  Appointments are 45 min long and include 2 weeks of email and text support as needed. $80

Prenatal Appointment

In-Clinic Prenatal Lactation Consultation: Pamela works out of Vancouver Island Osteopathy - Courtenay Clinic on Wednesdays. This consultation will provide information and support to those who are expecting a baby and would like help with preparing to breast/chest feed their baby.  Appointments are 30 minutes and include flange fitting, handouts, and 1 week of email support. support as needed. $50

Virtual Prenatal Lactation Consultation: This online consultation will provide information and support to those who are expecting a baby and would like help with preparing to breast/chest feed their baby.  Appointments are 30 minutes and include handouts and 1 week of email support. $30

 

Lactation Products

Sound Births is proud to carry Rumina Natural products and Ninni Pacifiers.  Items are available for pick up, or can be brought to your Lactation Counseling Appointment.

Rumina Naturals Milk Aplenty

Milk Aplenty

Milk Aplenty is a certified organic herbal tincture made from a blend of nature’s most potent herbs. (A tincture is the most effective delivery method to ensure maximum absorption.)


This blend is Rumina Naturals' most popular organic lactation supplement available without fenugreek. In addition, contemporary research confirms the rapid rate of effectiveness of these herbs. The taste can be a little overpowering but, take it from us and other parents who’ve used it with great success, it really works!


A proprietary blend of nature's most potent herbs to safely boost breast milk production.

  • Nutrient dense, traditional tincture to increase production of breast milk.

  • Supportive of the female endocrine system.

  • Certified Organic

 

Ingredients: Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) Root extract* (1:1) 1 ml/1 g, Moringa (Moringa oleifera) Leaf extract* (1:2) 0.5ml/250 mg, Vervain (Verbena officinalis) Herb extract* (1:2) 0.3 ml/150mg, Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) Seed(s) extract* (1:2) 0.2 ml/100 mg, Sugar Cane Alcohol*, Water

This product is not Halal - contains alcohol

*Organic ingredient

Ninni Pacifier Co.
Rumina Naturals Ouchie Mamma Nipple Cream, Lactation Support, Sound Birth Services, Comox Valley

Ouchie Mamma Nipple Cream

We get it: sore, cracked nipples take the bliss out of what should be a joyous and comfortable experience for both you and your baby.

Ouchie Mama to the rescue! Developed by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), this nourishing formula is unlike any other nipple cream for breastfeeding. the anti-microbial formula features medical grade, sterile Manuka honey to provide extra support when you need it most. Plus you don’t need to wash it off prior to feeding.

A truly natural, anti-inflammatory solution for nipple care that’s completely safe for your newborn.

  • Rapidly relieves discomfort of sore, irritated nursing nipples.

  • Protects and moisturizes nipples to prevent cracking

Pro Tip: once you’re done nursing, pop it into your first-aid kit. It’s amazing for helping to heal cuts and scrapes.

Ninni
Pacifiers

Ninni Pacifiers are a soft, 100% silicone pacifier with a wide base to help promote the same oral movement and function that is required in breast/chest feeding. If your goal is to exclusively breast/chest feed, it is recommended to wait until your baby is at least 4 weeks old before introducing any artificial nipple.  This ensures that your baby has time to master their feeding skills, and to help you establish a healthy milk supply. These pacifiers may also be beneficial for some babies who require suck training after a frenectomy (tongue tie release).  Please book a consultation with Pamela for guidance with this. 

Order online for pick-up: $22.50/each

Ninni Pacifier - Frost
Ninni Pacifier - Oatmeal
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Gift Certificates Available For Services and Products

 

Sound Breast/Chest Feeding Preparation class

Sound Breast/Chest Feeding Preparation Class, Comox Valley, BC

Class is held at Full Moon Physio - 1590 Cliffe Ave, suite 400, Courtenay, BC.

This class is held on the first Monday of every month (beginning January 9/23) from 6-7PM and will cover topics such as:

  • Golden Hour/Power Hour,

  • Anatomy & Physiology of Lactation,

  • Foundations to Success: Positioning & Latching,

  • Signs of Effective Milk Transfer,

  • Milk intake and infant diaper output,

  • Breastfeeding Challenges,

  • Alternate Feeding Methods,

  • Milk Expression,

  • and how to set yourself up for success!

Register today.  Cost is $20. Partners are strongly encouraged to attend