What is a CLC?
Certified lactation counsellors are dedicated to the promotion, protection, and support of breastfeeding and human lactation in their work to prevent and solve breastfeeding problems. Our training is based on the World Health Organization/UNICEF Breastfeeding Counseling Training Course.
What do we do?
A good breastfeeding relationship is most easily achieved when breastfeeding is off to a good start. Issues that are addressed early may help to allay problems that can occur later on. We find that if a mom is supported around day 2-4 after the birth, this can encourage breastfeeding in the right direction.
Prenatal breastfeeding class - 1.5 hours
What do postpartum doulas offer?
The transition into new parenthood can be vulnerable, and postpartum doulas are experts in emotional support, active listening and encouraging new moms and dads to follow their own hearts.
Empathy, a hug or even a good laugh together can do so much for a new parent!
Evidence-Based Information and Support
Postpartum doulas are trained to understand what new babies – and new mothers – truly need. The doula helps with soothing techniques, offers breastfeeding or bottle feeding support, and explains normal newborn behavior.
It’s all hands on deck with a new baby, and postpartum doulas can help the days go by more smoothly by helping with the baby’s laundry, doing the dishes or preparing simple, nourishing meals.
Partner and Sibling Support
A new baby means transition for everyone, including parents, grandparents and little brothers and sisters. Postpartum doulas understand what everyone needs, and part of their role is to help the entire family adjust and settle in.
One free consultation to discuss your needs, proposed schedule and to ensure compatibility.
Prenatal visit at your home (baby care, sibling preparation, babywearing, breastfeeding education)
Continuous physical and emotional support (listening to your birth story, your fears/frustrations/concerns, observing your postpartum recovery, etc.)
Baby care education and support (assist in bathing, feeding, comforting the baby, cutting baby's nails, organizing the nursery/your home, etc.)
$25/ hour for a minimum of 8 hours. Hours can be added on as needed.