Our Lactation Consultant provides education and practical support on breastfeeding to mothers before and after their babies are born. PCN Nurses, based at Mountain Maternity and Family Medicine Clinic in Canmore, follow clients from early pregnancy until after the birth. Our Lactation Consultant works closely with the PCN Primary Care and Obstetric Nurses and at Canmore General Hospital which provides 24/7 care for pregnant women and newborn babies.
Our Lactation Consultant may meet with you prior to giving birth and follow up soon after delivery. She tackles concerns about how to increase milk supply, helping the baby latch properly, fighting infections and generally answering mothers' questions, staying in touch for as long as necessary. She also assists mothers with breast injuries or previous surgery, and those whose babies are jaundiced, premature or who have mouth deformities. You will require a referral for these services.
The PCN Lactation Consultant co-facilities Birth and Beyond, a 3 week session for expecting mothers covering labor and breastfeeding information.