ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED UNDER SASKATCHEWAN HEALTH?
No, the services I provide are all private.
ARE YOU SERVICES COVERED UNDER INSURANCE/BENEFIT PROGRAMS?
Lactation Consultants are not universally covered in many benefit packages but some employers and insurance companies provide for Lactation Consultant coverage under their Flex Benefits or Health Care spending accounts. Beginning July 1st, Lactation Consultants will be included in the Public Services Health Care Plan through Canada Life.
DO YOU RENT BREAST PUMPS?
do you have an office Location?
At this time I do not have an office location. I can do virtual consults for those that would prefer to not travel into Regina or have me travel to them. Virtual can be a great, effective alternative to in-person.
Can you answer a quick question? I do not need a full appointment.
I have been struggling with breastfeeding for 8 weeks. is it too late to see a lactation consultant?
If you need more support at any time, we are here for you! There is no time period that would be "too late".
Can you tell me if my baby is tongue tied?
As IBCLC's, we cannot diagnose a tongue tie, but we CAN observe, assess and inform about tongue function, breastfeeding effectiveness & evaluate any other contributing factors making breastfeeding challenging. The role of an IBCLC when it comes to tongue ties is to help resolve any issues the tongue tie has created for breastfeeding such as maternal pain, infant weight gain concerns & ineffective feeding patterns. A tongue tie release alone will not solve breastfeeding concerns created prior to a release. We can explain how and why the oral examination is being done; inform parents about what is being observed and how this relates to the breastfeeding concerns (pain, injury, low milk supply, long and ineffective feeds, slow weight gain, failure to thrive); send an assessment of breastfeeding history to a doctor or dentist to take into consideration during an evaluation, describe treatment options the family might discuss with another health-care provider (including a tongue tie release and appropriate wound care after such a procedure); create a lactation care plan to protect milk supply and continue to feed the baby while all care options are considered for the tongue-tie and support family’s who decide to not have a tongue tie revised, if they opt against that. We can also provide additional activities and exercises post-revision to re-establish tongue function.