Category: Breastfeeding

Interview with a Lactation Consultant-Part 2

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Continuation from Interview with a Lactation Consultant Part 1

How do I know if I’m receiving good breast feeding support from the hospital staff or clinic?​

​Great question. If you are being shown how to tell when the baby is drinking versus just looking for food and then how to keep baby drinking, then that is the best start. Being shown to look to your baby and what to look for is so integral. If you are being given advice that has you focused on timing feedings, webpage or book, then I would seek further help. Also, if you are told your nipples are too flat or inverted or your baby is not “good enough” to feed, then please seek out more supportive advice.
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Interview with a Lactation Consultant (Part 1)

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When our clients need more than the typical learning curve of breastfeeding support, we refer directly to the best clinic in the city,  The Victoria Park Breastfeeding Clinic. Visits both prenatally or during postpartum are covered by OHIP with the referral of your doctor or midwife. The clinic is run by the amazing Shelly Plewes (IBCLC), who is truly gifted in the support she provides. Aside from her clinical work, she teaches breastfeeding to medical students at The University of Toronto and midwifery students at Ryerson & Laurentian.

Read on to learn how your can best prepare for your breastfeeding relationship with you baby and how to navigate this new skill.

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