Feeding your baby is an important time for nourishment and nurturing. When feeding is going well it can be a beautiful time of bonding, however, when there are feeding challenges it can lead to stress, anxiety and worry.
When you visit THE WOMB’S Infant Feeding Clinic* you will be seen by an International Board Certified Lacation Consultant in a nurturing and encouraging environment. Our priority is to empower parents through education and practical hands-on support with your breastfeeding, chest feeding and bottle feeding journeys. As you relax in our comfortable, “home-like” chairs and couch, you and your baby will receive a thorough assessment, practical guidance and educational support.
*Assessments can also be done virtually or in the comfort of your home. Post-visit follow-up phone, email and text support are included.
For more information, check out this video from THE WOMB Milton’s IBCLC, Anita Arora below!
Pregnancy: Many people opt to start their relationship with their lactation and feeding specialist even before their baby is born. This approach offers you the opportunity to create a breast feeding plan and learn about the ins and outs of feeding before your baby arrives. When your newborn arrives, we then confidently put the plan into action and make adjustments as needed as you progress along your feeding journey.
Parenting and Postpartum: The first few hours after birth are so important to both you and your baby. Your body is healing and shifting to post-partum, and your newborn is experiencing the world – including feeding. We’re able to proactively assist you with understanding your baby’s needs and establishing feeding strategies within the first few hours of your baby’s life.
At THE WOMB, our Infant Feeding Specialists are here to support and assist you through any difficulties you may encounter with breastfeeding or alternative feeding methods like bottles. We will help you understand the reasons behind your challenges, conduct a comprehensive examination of both your and your baby’s feeding anatomy, and provide practical guidance and continuous follow-up.
The WOMB can help with:
- Private prenatal breastfeeding classes
- Prevention of common breastfeeding challenges
- Caesarean birth and delays in milk production
- Infant weight loss
- “Fussy” babies – Colic/reflux/gassiness
- Frequent feeders
- Nipple/breast pain
- Low blood sugars in baby
- Alternative supplementation methods – bottles, tubes, cups
- Candida challenges
- Maternal hormone disorders
- Feeding multiples
- Tandem feeding
- Return to work concerns
- Transition to bottle feeding and other infant feeding challenges
We also specialize in:
- Adoptive parents: induced lactation support
- Surrogacy pregnancies: induced lactation support
- Same sex couples: induced lactation support
- Introducing solid foods while breastfeeding
Additional resources for you:
I thought breastfeeding was supposed to be easy
10 tips to enjoying your breastfeeding experience
5 myths to debunk that will help you go back to work and still breastfeed
The Missing Link – Breastfeeding support should be our first stop, not our last resort