Lactation consultants are health care professionals with specialized knowledge and clinical expertise in breastfeeding and human lactation. Lactation consultants educate women, families, health professionals, and the community about breast feeding and human lactation; facilitate the development of policies which protect, promote, and support breastfeeding; act as advocates for breastfeeding as the child-feeding norm; and provide holistic, evidence-based breastfeeding support and care from preconception to weaning for women and their families.
There are many ways LCs compliment the healthcare team.
While many mothers experience very little challenges while breastfeeding, others face far greater struggles. Some mothers have common questions about basic technique.
There are some mothers who face far more complex breastfeeding situations and may require ongoing support once discharged from hospital or encounter challenges once at home.
A lactation consultant can a be a key factor in getting off to a good start or helping you along the way.
All consultations are done in your home. This ensures the Mother learns how to breastfeed comfortably. Shannon will complete an assessment that may include discussing present knowledge base, medical history of mother and baby and birth and breastfeeding history. She will also observe a breastfeeding session.
Based on what is manageable for the mother, this assessment will be used to formulate a plan of action and follow up.
Shannon does private lactation consulting in the Greater Hamilton Area including Halton, Haldimand, Niagara ;and Brantford on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to come to your home.