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Lactation-Consultant


Lactation Consultant

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.

Working with you

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.

Workshops

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.‚Äč