Trained in providing quality breastfeeding support and management to those with lactation-related challenges, lactation consultants are an excellent source of information and support in addition to other members of your public health team.
Lactation Consultants are available in some hospital and community health settings in Newfoundland and Labrador. An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) identifies a specialist in lactation management. IBCLCs possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide quality breastfeeding support and management to mothers and babies with lactation-related problems.
If you want to find a lactation consultant in your area, please contact your local community/Public Health Nurse, family physician, or main primary care provider. These individuals will then refer you to a Lactation Consultant. There are a limited number of Lactation Consultants working in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Private Lactation Consultants
Janet Beattie is a private practice Lactation consultant (IBCLC). For more on her practice, visit her facebook page.
As an LC, some of the issues I have helped moms with are: low supply; high supply; using nipple shields and weaning off shields; poor infant weight gains; establishing pain-free latch; adoptive nursing; laid back and side lying breastfeeding; identifying lip and tongue ties; and building breastfeeding confidence.
As a private practice LC, I visit parents in the comfort of their homes. Visits are usually 1.5-2hours. I am available evenings and weekends. Follow up via text, email, or phone at anytime after the initial visit. Fee for service.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org or text: 690-8725
Beth Crummey, RN, MN, IBCLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who works in private practice through Veitch’s Wellness Centre in Corner Brook, NL.
Breastfeeding can be a learning process that takes time for both mothers and babies. Challenges with breastfeeding can often be overcome with timely support. As an IBCLC, Beth is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding and assists families to meet their breastfeeding goals. She sees families in her clinic and also does home visits if required.
Beth can be seen for the following issues:
- Prenatal concerns related to breastfeeding
- inconsistent ability to effectively latch at breast
- milk supply issues
- nipple / breast pain
- blocked ducts / engorgement
- blocked duct
- other concerns related to breastfeeding
Referrals to Beth can be by self-referral from the mother or through their Health Care Provider.
Beth can be contacted through Veitch’s Wellness Centre – Phone: 709-634-4882 or e-mail.