Lactation Consultant

Maternity Centre Lactation Consultant

The lactation consultant at our Maternity Centre is available to assist pregnant and postpartum women with education and assistance with breastfeeding. Women can book an appointment during pregnancy with the lactation consultant to become better prepared for breastfeeding and postpartum women can receive assistance with concerns or event support if breastfeeding is going well.

Some of the common reasons for referral to the lactation consultant include:

  • Education about breastfeeding
  • Difficulty with latch
  • Sore nipples
  • Not enough milk
  • Oversupply
  • Poor weight gain
  • Wanting to know how to use equipment
  • Questions about breastfeeding
  • Mastitis
  • Thrush
  • Plugged ducts
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Lip and tongue ties
Call our Maternity Centre today for an appointment with the lactation consultant or to join one of our classes: (807) 684-6228.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes

Please be advised that during Covid-19 all Breastfeeding classes are currently on hold. Our Lactation Consultant is available for 1:1 prenatal breastfeeding assistance by appointment only.

Prenatal breastfeeding classes are held on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and are located in the Auditorium on the 3rd floor at our Hospital.
Please call our Maternity Centre today at (807) 684-6228 to register.

Bosom Buddies

Update for COVID-19: All in-person group gatherings are on hold. In the meantime, classes will be available by Webex-on online class. Call or Email Lactation Consultant for more information.

Bosom Buddies is a support group for women who are breastfeeding. Women meet at Northwood Mall with the lactation consultant and share stories and challenges. Drop-in Mondays between 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

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