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Why do you need a Lactation Consultant?

Congratulations !! You have a beautiful new baby and ...

It's 3 am ... 


Breastfeeding baby is painful ...


You are concerned about your milk supply ...


Baby is crying ...


You are exhausted ...


I understand ... I have been there and I can help you. 



"We are forever grateful for Debby's knowledge, compassion and of course patience! Give her a call and I promise you will not regret it" Misha D.



I believe that every mother can learn to experience feeding her baby with confidence, with comfort and with mindfulness.


As an experienced Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) I have acquired the knowledge and skills to help you with these concerns, answer your questions and help you to achieve your breastfeeding goals in the privacy and comfort of your own home.  


Common reasons for needing an LC are:


  • Latching difficulties including nipple or breast pain, frequent or prolonged feeding, positioning and attachment and a sleepy baby


  • Milk supply concerns including low supply, over abundant supply and baby's slow weight gain


  • Breastfeeding a premature baby and/or multiple babies


  • Maternal support for: breastfeeding after a Cesarean section, prior breast surgery, engorgement, blocked ducts and mastitis


  • Reassurance that breastfeeding is going well through mindfulness and relaxation 



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MY In-home Consultations

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Maternally Yours provides one to one personalized breastfeeding help in the comfort of your home. Whether you are a first time Mum or want some new breastfeeding tips the second (or third) time around, a Lactation Consultant is an important part of your network.


  • Help you achieve your own unique breastfeeding goals
  • In-home visits are typically same day or next day appointments.  
  • Evening, weekend and urgent appointments are available
  • Family members and support people are welcomed and encouraged to participate in these sessions. 


Home visits are 1-2 hours and include a summary of the assessment as well as a written plan to help meet your goals.


Personalized breastfeeding help online in the comfort of your home  - anywhere in the world. Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook platforms supported and your confidentiality is protected.


My services make a GREAT baby shower gift !! 


Gift Certificates available - A home visit  from an LC makes a thoughtful and practical  gift for any new Mother

Book an Appointment now

 


 


first moments of my baby girl's life with the help of midwives.

MYBreastfeeding Clinic at Uptown Midwives & Family Wellness

Partnering with Uptown Midwives and Family Wellness Centre in North York, Toronto, Maternally Yours is excited to offer:


1. Prenatal Breastfeeding classes

2. In-clinic Breastfeeding Consultations - private and one to one

3. CPR workshops for new parents or parents to be

4. FREE Drop-in Breastfeeding Cafe

NEXT Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes:


Wednesday March 20   7 pm - 930 pm

Sunday March 24         10 am - 1 pm

book an appointment

FAQs

 

Why does breastfeeding hurt?

There can be many reasons why breastfeeding can be painful. Most often it is simply a positional problem. Understanding how a baby drinks and how you can be most comfortable are common ways to help. Sometimes there are anatomical issues or medical situations which can interfere with breastfeeding. Early  breastfeeding support in hospital and in your home can make a huge impact on your comfort and relaxation during feeds.


Why does it feel like I don't have enough milk for my baby?

Breastfeeding is a very dynamic process beginning when you first became pregnant and your body began to change. This is the first stage of milk production called 'Lactogenesis 1' and  Mother begins to produce colostrum. After baby is born this colostrum, a thick and sticky substance, packed with anybodies and other vital immunological properties protects your baby's entire digestive tract. Generally, about 72-96 hours after birth the second stage of milk production occurs. Lactogenesis 2 brings copious milk which has changed in consistency and provides baby with more volume and more properties to help baby's growth and development. Getting early and professional breastfeeding help ensures that your baby is getting everything baby needs.

Photo cred: Kristina and Baby A.

Photo cred: Kristina and Baby A.

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