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Breastfeeding Support

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Breastfeeding Support

A Registered Nurse/Lactation Consultant provides breast feeding support. She helps mothers and their babies who are having difficulty breastfeeding, or mothers needing reassurance about breastfeeding.

The Lactation Consultant is specially trained to help women in all kinds of breastfeeding situations, before and after the baby is born. Pregnant women who have flat, inverted, or "dimpled" nipples, or those who have had serious breastfeeding problems in the past can see the Lactation Consultant in order to prevent future breastfeeding problems.

The Lactation Consultant can also help babies who are having problems associated with breastfeeding, such as slow weight gain, weak or inadequate suck, or genetic or physical problems that can affect breastfeeding.

As well, she assists mothers who are having problems related to breastfeeding, for example sore breast or nipples, or low milk production. She advises women who have had breast reduction or other breast surgery, or who wish to establish a milk supply when adopting a baby. As well she provides guidance on learning how to pump, pumping equipment and storing milk. Pump kits and books on breastfeeding are available for loan.

The Lactation Consultant sees clients by appointment. During a typical appointment, a feeding is assessed, so it is important to see the Lactation Consultant close to the baby's feeding time.

The Breastfeeding Clinic is located in room W6609 in the Pediatric Outpatient area on the 6th Floor of PRHC.

To make an appointment, call the Maternal Child Unit A6 at (705) 876-5059.

To speak with the lactation consultant directly, please call (705) 743-2121 ext. 2735.