Sound Lactation Counseling

 A lactation counselor (breast/chest feeding counselor) provides people with 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

Initial Consultations: $50

Subsequent Consultations: $40

*At this time, appointments must be virtual until BCCDC has deemed it safe to enter others' homes. Thank you for your understanding.

"I contacted Pamela for her lactation counselling services and was so pleased I did! Not only did she have a ton of knowledge about breastfeeding, she also has an incredibly kind and compassionate approach. With her support we were able to sort out my breastfeeding difficulties and things have been going so much better since!"

~ Kathy K.

 

Lactation Products

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

The Milky Way

4oz Herbal Tincture for low milk supply.

A blended herbal tincture to naturally promote the production and flow of breast milk.  Contains a therapeutic dose of Torbangun, Moringa and Blessed Thistle to create a powerhouse tincture.

Ouchie Mamma Nipple Cream

A soothing balm to accelerate the healing of sore, cracked nursing nipples.

Contains anti-microbial formula featuring medical grade, sterile Manuka honey to provide you extra support when you need it most

Lactation Support Goup

In-person Lactation support groups are held on the second Friday of each month throughout the winter, January to May, at Vancouver Island Regional Library - Courtenay Branch from 12pm-2pm as safety allows.  Please join the Facebook Group for updates.

Parents-to-be and parents who are currently breast/chest feeding are welcome to attend on a drop-in basis, free of charge.  The meetings provide a safe space to express concerns and frustrations or joys and triumphs with a Certified Birth Doula and Breastfeeding Counselor. Topics will vary each week but will also allow time for parents to have group conversations or receive one-on-one support and help with Pamela in whatever challenges or curiosities they are facing at the time.

Upcoming Meetings

In-person meetings have been put on hold due to COVID-19.  

Please join the Facebook Group and/or sign up for the email list below for updates.

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