In the comfort of your home, at a mutually agreed upon time, Nourish Lactation Consulting (NLC) will provide you with a thorough breastfeeding assessment and create a personalized plan that works best for you and your family.
A typical visit is 1-1.5 hours in length and begins with a pre-natal/ post-natal/history, & conversation about your current breastfeeding challenges & goals. Baby is then weighed with a medela babyweigh scale enabling a pre and post feed weight to be accurately taken. Breastfeeding is observed and finally, discussion and a plan are put in place.
A thorough suck assessment is also performed on all babies during the initial home visit.
NLC provides home visits 7 days a week and is open on statutory holidays
Family support and satisfaction is our number one priority
Pre-natal Breastfeeding Session
This session is dedicated to providing you with the knowledge you need to get breastfeeding off to a successful start.
The session will highlight the following and usually takes place over 1.5 hours
The benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby
Latching in the first hour after delivery
What to expect breastfeeding to look like in the first 4 days
The basics of position and latch
Bad latch vs good latch
How dad’s or support persons can help
Ante-natal colostrum collection
This session can take place at your workplace or home and is recommended when you are between 34-37 weeks along
It is recommended that your partner or support person attend this session
Return to Work Program
This session is dedicated to supporting your return to work while continuing to breastfeed and/or pump. Nourish Lactation Consulting (NLC) will create a return to work program specifically tailored to meet your needs and goals as your maternity leave ends. A written plan will be provided.
This session is typically 1 hour in length and will take place at your home
When the time is right for both you and your little one, ‘NLC’ will collaboratively create a safe, workable weaning plan that meets the needs of you and your family.
This session takes place in your home and is usually 1 hour in length
Nourish Lactation Consulting sells the entire line of Medela breast pump products. A Medela breast pump can be purchased with any of the program choices. All other Medela products can be directly ordered through Nourish Lactation Consulting
A breastfeeding survival kit has been thoughtfully designed to meet your needs as a new breastfeeding mother. The kit includes the following: breast pads, a nursing bra, nipple cream, natural supplements to help build your milk supply by Rumina Naturals which is a Calgary based company. A Nourish with Love onesie and a variety of other breastfeeding related products.
Sometimes mother’s want to have the ability to leave their little in the care of another other support person. In order to do this confidently, mother’s want to ensure their baby will eat safely and effectively when they aren’t there to breastfed. ‘NLC’ can offer feeding support and education to families that choose to introduce a bottle to their babies.
Phone & e-Mail Support
With most programs, ‘NLC’ offers 24/7 phone/text/e-mail/ support
Workplace Pumping Room Set-up
Nourish Lactation Consulting can assist your company in setting up a safe, comfortable pumping room for your employees that wish to continue pumping while at work. ‘NLC’ will re-stock the pumping area monthly with nursing pads, educational handouts, and extra bottles. Employees who use the pumping room can call Nourish Lactation Consulting free of charge with any questions or concerns.
As an employer, who cares not only about the health and wellbeing of your employee but about their entire family, you can now provide them with a corporate program the provides peace of mind if they choose to breastfeed their baby. Nourish Lactation Consulting (NLC) is pleased to now offer an innovative program that will provide & ensure success & support in the home & workplace setting.
Lactation Consultants are not covered in Canada under the majority of health benefit plans yet they are a vital part of the health care system. Lactation Consultants can be accessed through the public health system but demand far outweighs availability and access to this very important health care service is usually delayed. In many instances it’s too late for the mother baby dyad to successfully continue on their breastfeeding journey.
Breastfeeding is a matter of health protection and promotion. As a collective society Nourish Lactation Consulting believes it is our responsibility to be proactive informed decision makers when it comes to breastfeeding as opposed to reactive when a health deficit is discovered. Breastfeeding initiation rates in Alberta are at 91% but by 6 months that rate drops to 26% (AHS 2015).
Health Canada recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months, then introduction of iron rich solid foods with continued breastfeeding for 2 years and beyond. Breastfeeding is one of the most important things a new mother can do for her baby because it offers perfect, natural, specifically designed nutrition.
Breastfeeding provides many benefits to mother’s and babies. For babies, they have lowered rates of SIDS, obesity, asthma, allergies GI, respiratory and ear infections. Babies have stronger immunity when breastfed because breast milk has antibodies especially designed to fight infections and help the immune system mature. Breast milk helps the brain and nervous system develop in a far superior way to commercially prepared formula and the infant gut microbiome is protected with breastmilk because it is constantly being fed with healthy organisms that aren’t actually digested by the baby.
Breastfeeding has numerous benefits for the mother including lowered risk of maternal diabetes, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer and ovarian cancer and it helps to promote bonding and releases hormones that helps mother’s to feel relaxed. Breastfeeding is also environmentally friendly as there are no plastics or aluminums being discarded to fill up our landfills. It’s also the most cost effective way to feed your baby as formula can cost upwards of thousands of dollars per year!!!