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 Lactation Consultations

Covered by MSP Carecard

The Richmond Breastfeeding Centre is a Rapid Access Referral Clinic

staffed by highly-skilled and experienced Registered Midwives 

who specialize in lactation consultation.

  

Services are fully covered by MSP if a referral is made by a Midwife, Physician, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Registered Social Worker and the baby is under 6 weeks old.

Private Pay consultations are available without a referral.

Breastfeeding Problems We Help Solve

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Latch & Positioning 

  • painful latch

  • nipple damage

  • poor milk transfer

  • ergonomic problems (carpal tunnel)

  • clogged milk ducts

  • mastitis

  • baby refusing the breast

  • poor suck

Milk Supply 

  • breast reduction or augmentation surgery 

  • low milk supply

  • slow newborn weight gain

  • forceful letdown reflex

  • oversupply

  • how to pump & store milk

  • exclusive pumping

  • bottle feeding expressed breast milk

  • induced lactation

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Close up mother breast feeding her newbo

Other Concerns

  • non-traditional lactation supports for LGBTQ+ families

  • co-lactation, chestfeeding

  • neonatal jaundice

  • tongue & lip tie 

  • cleft palate

  • feeding twins & multiples

  • weaning 

  • delayed feeding due to NICU stay

 
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