Our Lactation Consultant provides education and practical support on
breastfeeding to mothers before and after their babies are born. PCN Nurses,
based at Three Sisters Obstetrics and Family Medicine Clinic in Canmore, follow
clients from early pregnancy through until after the birth. Our Lactation
Consultant works closely with them and at Canmore General Hospital which
provides 24/7 care for pregnant women and newborn babies.
Our Lactation Consultant may meet with your prior to your 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 Bow Valley Breastfeeding Support Network, run by our Lactation
Consultant, meets monthly for group discussions and mutual encouragement. Guest
speakers can connect new mothers to further support systems and resources within
the Bow Valley. She also co-facilities Birth and Beyond - A Guide to Delivering
in the Bow Valley.