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
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 problems
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.
"Pamela wears many lovely hats in our community and has a great reputation. It was without hesitation that I booked her for a lactation consultation when I needed some advice and guidance around breastfeeding my newborn. Her calm demeanour, active listening and friendly/personable humour will put anyone at ease. As a new mom, Pamela provided me with the right amount of support and confidence to move forward."
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
Gift Certificates Available For Services and Products
Sound Birth Services offers pump loans and rentals of the Medela In-Style Advanced Pumping System for current lactation clients! When you book a lactation appointment you will have the option for borrowing this Medela In-Style Advanced Pump for free for up to 30 days!
Those who are not clients can rent the system for $40/month.
Virtual Lactation Support Goup
On-line Lactation support groups are held every Monday from December 7th to January 25th from 1pm-3pm. (No Meeting Dec. 21st). Dates and times are subject to change.
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 DONA Certified Birth Doula and Childbirth International Lactation 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. Conversations usually segue into all things postpartum, so if you are not in need of lactation support, please come for the conversation and/or as peer support for other parents in the Comox Valley!
Registration is required in order to keep the gatherings a safe for all those who attend. Register once and use the same Zoom link for each time you come.
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.