Lactation Counselor Services

 A lactation counselor (breastfeeding 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 breastfeeding 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: $60

Subsequent Consultations: $50

*Appointments can be virtual or in your own home. Home visits are possible with Pamela wearing a mask.

Lactation Support Goup

In-person Lactation support groups are held on the second Friday of each month throughout the winter, January to May, 2020 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 watch for outdoor, socially distant gatherings in the near future!

Please join the Facebook Group for updates

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Tel: 250-650-6655

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