The Breastfeeding Clinic provides support to all families and babies of all ages and stages. Our nursing team assists new families and babies with breastfeeding during their hospital stay. If they need extra help and support after discharge, our clinic is available for outpatient breastfeeding counseling, education and follow-up.
Recognizing that people of all genders are often able to feed their babies and we use the term chestfeeding and breastfeeding interchangeably. Please let us know the there is terminology that you feel most comfortable using.
The Breastfeeding Clinic is staffed by lactation consultants and public health nurses who have received advanced training in breastfeeding. Our staff work individually with each family to develop a plan of care, in addition to working with the baby’s health care provide and can refer to a paediatrician and dietician if required.
Common problems for consultation at the Breastfeeding Clinic include:
- Previous feeding problems
- History of supply issues
- Multiples (twins, triplets)
- Medication concerns
- Infant Weight loss >10%
- Feeding plan for returning to work
- Questions regarding pumping and storage
- History of breast reduction or augmentation or other breast surgery
- Sick baby
- Preterm baby
- Painful feeding, sore breasts, sore nipples
- Previous negative feeding experience
- Need for supplementation
The Breastfeeding Clinic is open to all families regardless of where they had their babies including other hospitals, the Birthing Centre or at home.
No appointment required.