The images we see of breastfeeding make it look like the most natural thing in the world, and that mom and baby will just intuitively know what to do. And while it is natural, it doesn’t always come naturally. Many women feel like they need to be SuperMom, and worry that seeking help makes them weak, or that they will be seen as not good enough.
There is always a solution, and the sooner you reach out, the easier it is to overcome challenges and discover the joy of this wonderful experience. Breastfeeding is just one of many amazing ways to bond with your baby.
During the first weeks after birth, moms go through a lot of hormonal changes, not to mention lack of sleep. Add in a host of well meaning family members giving them conflicting information, and it’s enough to have you questioning, and doubting, everything you do. You want to feel competent, and empowered, not frustrated and awkward. In a world where we are cut off from the tribe of women who would have supported us on this journey, you feel isolated and alone; especially late at night when you might have missed your baby’s early cues for feeding.
Don’t worry, I’ve helped thousands of women just like you feel capable, empowered and confident. It is possible! Believe me, you are not alone with your breastfeeding challenges.
I come to YOU, to your home. This alone is wonderful, especially for brand new mothers who may have just had a Caesarean or traumatic birth, are in pain and don’t wish to leave the house.
Having a home visit in your own environment can make a huge difference as you are using your own chair, your own pillow, and are in a space where you feel the most comfortable. You are also not exposing yourself, and your baby, to germs by visiting clinics or hospitals.
ith my intuitive help, and my experience as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, you will gain confidence in your role as a mother. You will feel empowered from the skills that you will learn during our visits (may that be in-person or virtual) and feel reassured and guided to achieve your own personal goals. I provide a soft, compassionate and non-judgemental approach to supporting you.
Breastfeeding FAQ (10)
- latch and positioning, including baby-led, mother assisted
- breast engorgement
- sore and cracked nipples
- painful breasts
- how to avoid blocked ducts and mastitis
- baby who does not latch on
- tongue tie assessment
- concern with baby’s weight gain
- breastfeeding twins and multiples
- supplemental nursing system (SNS) or lactation aid
- how to know drinks vs. sucks and know when baby has enough
- how to pump and store breast milk
- managing overactive let-down or over-abundance of milk supply
- adoption and induce lactation
- shared breastfeeding
- tandem breastfeeding
- breastfeeding after any kind of breast surgeries
- breastfeeding with implants
- breastfeeding and medications
- how and when to start solids
- returning to work and breastfeeding
I charge a flat fee which gives us a more relaxed atmosphere to be able to work in – no one is watching the clock. On average, sessions last from 1 – 1.5 hours. A lot depends on the baby since they can be unpredictable.
During a session, a detailed breastfeeding assessment will be taken which helps me understand what is going on and what needs to be addressed.
I will be help you with things like latching and positioning. I will also be showing you how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk and how to know when s/he is full or undecided.
The session will last until the baby is full, all your challenges have been addressed, questions are answered, and the right plan of action determined to overcome any and all of your difficulties. I teach a kind of latch and positioning that can make an immediate difference in pain, discomfort or milk transfer.
I am a registered International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and have been trusted by mothers such as yourself to help them in their breastfeeding endeavours for the last 15+ years by helping them overcome many of the same challenges you may be facing.
Throughout my career, I have seen (and successfully helped) over 3,550 mothers who were in pain, experienced a low milk supply, had a fussy baby, or faced other challenges. Often times, these mothers were already seen by a nurse, another lactation consultant or practitioner and their challenges are still there or have gotten worse.
I also worked in a clinic setting for 6 years from 2003-2009.
Email/Phone follow-up is always included with an in-home Lactation Consultation. If you have any questions about your plan of care or your session within 14 days from the last visit, please feel free to email or, if it is an emergency, call me. This is what I am here for! If you get my voicemail I am either in consultation, driving or away from my phone, so please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.
- Relax from the comfort of your home – I come to you
- I get to the heart of your challenges with an in depth process
- My approach is soft, compassionate and non-judgemental
- Quick and effective solutions to your challenges
- Wholistic wellness advice to give your baby the best head start
- Feel calm, capable and empowered as a mother
I’m known as the “Traveling LC” and I serve many places in Central Ontario including:
- the Greater Toronto Area
- South Simcoe County
- York Region
- East Dufferin
- West Durham
- North Peel Region
If you are more than three hours driving distance away from the Greater Toronto Area then we can use Video Call to connect and get you the support you deserve and need. Yes, I can help you even if I am not right there next to you.
My love for breastfeeding is deeply rooted in my own experience with my four sons.
Twenty five years ago I was blessed with two tiny little twin boys. They were born prematurely, and were in the hospital for five weeks before we could bring them home. I always knew I wanted to breastfeed so at first, I was pumping with a hand held manual pump and would take this pumped breastmilk to the hospital two hours away every second day. When my boys were transferred closer to home I would drive to the hospital every two hours to feed them.
After a couple of days the doctor pulled me aside and said to me: “Just stay home, rest and recover, we will take care of the babies”. I was taken aback with his suggestion and went home to call their pediatrician in another hospital who happened to be Hungarian. I cried and told the pediatrician that the doctor at the hospital wouldn’t let me breastfeed my babies. Two hours later I was back to feed my boys, and the same doctor welcomed me with open arms. He directed me to a room that was reserved for me to breastfeed uninterruptedly.
Eventually, we were able to bring our sons home. I kept pumping, breastfeeding, we had to supplement with formula, and I also had to figure out how to feed them at the same time; otherwise one was crying and I would lose my milk on that side. After four and a half months, they started to refuse the breast leaving me devastated but also seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. My third boy refused my milk at eight and a half months when I got very sick, and I breastfed my youngest son until he was three and a half years old. What a journey we had! Today, I feel privileged to be called upon by mothers of all walks of life to help them with their breastfeeding journey.
Please feel free to message me for support.
Most mothers prefer email contact during rest times or baby napping/feeding.
You will be provided with the tools, encouragement and support to develop your own confidence in establishing a healthy mother and baby bond.
Choose a Breastfeeding Consultation that fits you
Basic package – 1:1 consultation – in home lactation consultation with a follow up within 3-5 days
Deluxe package – 1:1 consultation – In home lactation consultation with 4 follow up sessions within a 4 week time
Advanced package – 1:1 consultation – in home lactation consultation with 7 follow up sessions within a 6 week time
1:1 consultation via video chat – private and convenient consultation anytime, anywhere
Ongoing Lactation Support
15 min Breastfeeding Help on Speed Dial for any new challenges or questions
(phone or email or text) 15 minutes @ CAD$30.00
Purchase 1, 5 or 10 session and use it anytime during your breastfeeding journey whenever you have a question or a new challenges arises.
This services is for clients who already had and in-home consultation but wish to have a Lactation Consultant on speed dial.
Speak to me to discuss the package that suits you best