In 2018, I completed my education at Douglas College to become a lactation consultant. I also completed a course on breastfeeding support from Doula Canada. This gives me a unique perspective in breastfeeding support, and I use my holistic knowledge in combination with the traditional western lactation consultant approach.
I am incredibly passionate about providing breastfeeding support to the community, especially after my own struggles. Prenatal education makes a huge impact as well on having successful outcomes. Sometimes though, even with a ton of knowledge, breastfeeding can be a struggle. It is a unique dance and partnership between two individuals, and takes time, effort, patience, and work to have a successful breastfeeding relationship. It is OK to ask for help.
Breastfeeding should be easy, it shouldn’t hurt, and it should be beneficial for both the mother and the baby. Sometimes it just takes a bit of time and effort to get there. I can help with this, and anything from supply issues, a proper latch, lip and tongue ties, breastfeeding positions, general fussiness, sore nipples, sore breasts, reestablishing a breastfeeding relationship, pumping, supplementation, and through prenatal education.
Because I am so passionate about breastfeeding, and maternal mental health, I am volunteering the first Saturday of every month at the Osteopathy and Wellness Centre. For more breastfeeding support, please check out my online availability. If none of those times work, just contact me and we arrange can figure out something that does. Currently I am working towards my international board certification through the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.