♥ Stages of Breastfeeding ♥

Learn

Are you pregnant? This is the best time to prepare before baby comes!

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Start

Baby is here! The feeds are not going well and you are struggling with pain and Baby’s weight.

Overcome

You want expert professional advice.

You must call an IBCLC!

Thrive

You have got breastfeeding down! You are confident and ready to take on on your OWN!

Lactation Consultant Services

While the rest of the world thinks that breastfeeding is the most natural thing, there are some challenges that come along the way.

These challenges, if left unattended, can affect the normal bonding/transition mother/baby and also affect the self-esteem of the new mother and father.

Allow us to help you…

Reasons of Consultation

  • Painful latch,
  • Nipple damage,
  • Thrush.
  • Low-milk supply.
  • Over production,
  • Blocked ducts,
  • Engorgement and/or mastitis.
  • Vasospasme.
  • New breast-feeding position.
  • Herbal and diet nutrients to increase your milk supply.
  • Twins and premature babies.
  • Supplementation on the breast.
  • Low-weight gain.
  • Sleepy baby.
  • Fussy baby.
  • Relactation
  • Stop bottle use.
  • Stop lactation aid.
  • Pumping your breast.
  • Tongue tie assessment.
  • Referral to other Healthcare professionals.

 

To DO during visits:

Weight the baby prior & after feeding. (Except in certain circumstances).

  • Physical assessment of mother and baby.
  • Evaluation of Feeding & latching, capacity to transfer milk, etc.
  • Sleep pattern evaluation and promote infant safety sleep.
  • Evaluate your milk production capacity.
  • Determine if the lactation aid size is the correct one. (If there is one).
  • We will give you a list of material to buy. (only when needed)
  • Development a UNIQUE plan according to your needs and easy to follow.
  • Facilitate access to scientific information according to your situation.

Maman Cigogne will go to your home to help you correct those problems.

If you think that you need other lactation gadgets and/or want to feed your baby in other places than the regular one, ask us, we will be delighted to help you.♥

 

♥ We have a plan for each one of your needs, see below.  ♥

PRENATAL Lactation Visit

Meet our LC prior delivery. During this visit, we will go over all questions and concerns tailored to your situation, and goals for breastfeeding.

Cost: $ 80 -> 1h visit.

**Transportation fee apply. See FAQ.**

PROACTIVE package

Are you 30+ wks and want to ensure your BF success? This service includes 1 hr long Pre-natal visit where we will cover your questions, concerns, what to expect, and how to be successful with breastfeeding from delivery.

Cost: $ 300 -> 2 h. ( 2 visit of 1h). 

After delivery, we will return to see how you and your baby are doing, do a full evaluation of you both. 

**Transportation fee apply. See FAQ.**

HOME visit Consultation

 Initial Visit:  $180 ( 1.5 hr duration ).

Follow-up visit:  $110 ( 1h duration).

>Extra time fee: $2.5 per minute.

**Transportation fee apply. See FAQ.**

SECOND opinion package

Already saw a LC, but you are looking for another opinion. We are happy to help.

To ensure success, we offer a cycle of 2 visit of 1h each.

Cost:  $180 per visit.

Visit plan:

1st Visit: assess the problem and develop a personalized breastfeeding plan.

2nd Visit: adjustment of breastfeeding plan to ensure successful breastfeeding experience.

**Transportation fee apply. See FAQ.**

Frenotomy EXERCISES

 

**Transportation fee apply. See FAQ.**

Breastfeeding TELE-HEALTH

If you have several MINOR questions that would like to ask the expert, now you can do it!

Cost: $ 60 for 30 min/ per call.

We strongly recommend to see our LC at least once. ♥

 DISCLAIMER: This type of consult has its limitations. This consult does not replace a physical assessment.**

TELEPHONE plan review

Cost: $ 60 for 30 min/ per call.

*This service is applicable to clients already seeing by our LC and are looking for an adjustment of their plan.* ♥

DISCLAIMER: This type of consult has its limitations. This consult does not replace a physical assessment.**

FRENOTOMY exercises package

**The first 48h post-Surgery are crucial. During this time, there is a high risk of tie re-attachment. **

Your baby just had Sx (Frenotomy) and you are not sure if you are performing the exercises correctly? There is always a better way to do it. Call US!. ♥

Cost: $ 60.00 per visit.

We will be happy to go to your home to do the exercises and to teach you how to do it correctly. During this time, you can ask all the questions you may have.

**Transportation fee apply. See FAQ.**

BACK to WORK!

In this visit we will go over all details regarding:

  • Pumping frequency,
  • Milk storage & transport.
  • How to continue meeting your breastfeeding goals,
  • Breastfeeding rights at work and what are the obligations of your employer.

Cost: $ 80.00 -> 1h.

**Transportation fee apply. See FAQ.**

Lactation AIDS

We believe on “Hassle FREE service” . For this, we decided to have in stock some lactation aids.

The lactations aids are NOT free and we will sale it to you at store price. Ask us!

Feeding Tube set $ 10.00 each

Nipple Shield $ 15.00 each

**We will include the price on the receipt**

 After the initial contact, we will send you the following documents:

  • An INTAKE questionnary.
  • CONSENT form 

 This formularies should be filled before the visit date. 

**Due to the type of content of the message, it is possible to not find it on your inbox and instead on your JUNK/ SPAM folder.**
*For a fast service send us a text message or a message via facebook @LactationMamanCigogne

 

*2 weeks of TEXT MESSAGES support.* ♥

What is the impact of an IBCLC on Global health?

Þ IBCLCs improve breastfeeding outcomes. IBCLCs have a unique body of knowledge and skill to provide breastfeeding and lactation care in routine and high-risk situations. The availability of IBCLCs increases breastfeeding rates, which, in turn, improves the health outcomes of the community, nation, and the world.

Þ IBCLCs lower health costs. Formula feeding increases adverse health outcomes, difficult hospital re-admissions, hospital lengths of stay, and lost days at work by parents due to sick children. The increased number of infants that are breastfed because of the availability of IBCLCs lowers these formula-related healthcare costs.

Þ IBCLCs improve consumer satisfaction. By helping breastfeeding families to achieve their lactation goals, IBCLCs improve the care of parents and infants. Consequently, consumer satisfaction with the healthcare team increases.

Þ IBCLCs improve an institution’s image. Improvement of consumer satisfaction enhances any institution’s competitive image. The availability of an IBCLC improves an institution’s image as a breastfeeding-friendly entity. This can increase the institution’s consumer base and can be particularly helpful in meeting accreditation and quality measurement standards.

Þ IBCLCs improve consumer trust. IBCLCs are knowledgeable and ethical professionals who are bound by a code of professional conduct, the scope of practice, and standards of practice. The certification is a privilege and revocable for cause. Thus, families and communities trust IBCLCs.

Þ IBCLCs improve breastfeeding programs and policies. The clinical practice experience and empirical knowledge of IBCLCs give insight into lactation program development. IBCLCs are instrumental in policy and program development discussions on any issues that affect breastfeeding families and communities.

 

Our Mission is:

> To guide you every step of the way from pregnancy to labor & delivery and throughout those first few weeks where your whole world could be upside down.

> To make this transition as smooth as possible.

Our Objectives are:

> To provide you with accurate, objective and scientific base information.

> To help you understand this process.

> To help you make a well informed decision.

Our Services

are given in:

> English.

> French.

> Spanish.

F.A.Q.

We know that breastfeeding could be troublesome for new parents. Please read below! ♥

Electronical Records

In an effort to provide a better and secure service, we are partnering up with GSUITE.

This will allow you 24h access to a scientific base information and care plan! 

We want your experience to be easy, accessible and without surprises!

Method of payment

Payment must be made prior reservation of visit or at arrival time. **Make sure you fill-out our subscription form**

Options:

  1. Send an e-transfer to info@lactationmamancigogne.ca
  2. Debit or Credit card payment via SQUARE. (3% transaction fee will apply).
  3. Cash.

Do I need to fill out the subscription form?

Yes!.

It is important to fill out this form completely. It will provide us with important information prior our arrival.

Do I need a second visit?

Yes!.

Depending on problem, some problems DO requiere a second visit, others problems require more visits with a new plan of action in order to prevent more problems.

Remember you are not alone, We will support you from distance! ♥

Cycle of visits

We prefer to reserve a minimun of 2 visits per cycle in order to ensure close follow-up and/or readjustment of care plan.

If you present multiple issues, we recommend you to reserve a cycle of 4 visits. 

If you are not comfortable with this, we RESPECT your decision. ♥

How long the visit last?

The timing could vary from 45 – 1.5h maximum.

If the visit is short, we will provide you with TELE-HEALTH consult. We do NOT accumulate time.

During our 1st visit, we will focus on the resolution of the main problems.

Minor problems will resolve during the implementation of the action plan and the progression of the lactation physiology. ♥

What happen if the visit extends?

We understand that babies can be super cooperative and at times they could be too sleepy to wake up and perform.

We will try to accommodate you. After visit the time is expired we will charge $2.00 per minute.  

Do I need to perform a surgery on my baby?

There are many factors that influence the decision to do a Surgery.

The size of your baby’s lower chin is one of them.

We prefer to implement certain actions before advicing an invasive surgery.

Our policy is to avoid surgery IF NOT needed. Speak to your consultant. ♥

Is there an age limit for a breastfeeding consultation?

No!

As long as your problems are related to breastfeeding you can look for a Lactation consultant. Call Us! ♥

COMMUNICATION

We take your privacy seriously. Our new Electronical records allow us to communicate in a safe and secure way. Hacker free!!

Download the “HANGOUTS” app and talk to us!!

>>You will receive a PERSONALIZED access for 2 wks.

 

TELE-HEALTH

Our experience has taught us that most of the problems are related to a DELAYED consult.

We want you to have the most accurate information in order to correct the problem without delay.

Our goal is to ensure a safe and problem free breastfeeding experience. Call us! 

Will I obtain a receipt?

YES!. We are working with GSUITE and SQUARE!

All our receipts will be submitted electronically, after our visit. If new extra charges are to be applied, this will be discussed during the consult.

Make sure you fill out the subscription form. ♥

Are the LC services covered by insurance?

Our receipts are INSURANCE FRIENDLY!

We are recognized as “NURSING fees” (Frais d’INFIRMERS). 

We encourage you to call your insurer and find out the coverage. (Usually is 80%).

Location of our services

Our services are at the privacy of your own HOME or at our office. 

We must observe a feed to be able to identify the problem and then develop an action plan.

Why do I pay a Transport fee?

In order for us to go to your home, we require a BOOB-MOBIL that is tune-up and ready to fly! 🙂

This fee is ONLY applicable to Home visits $ 0.5 /km.

>>See google maps in contact forms.

Do I need to KEEP my referral to a BF-clinic after I contact you?

YES! It is important to keep your appointment.

After our evaluation, we will tell you whether or not it is necessary.

It is important to cancel this appointment when no longer needed. All clinics have a waiting list of 2-4wks.

Which pump is best for my needs?

As a new parent lack of sleep is your new NORM!

Time efficiency is priceless.

For this reason, WE RECOMMEND a double pump, regardles of the brand.

Though under CERTAIN circumstances, we may ask you for a “HOSPITAL GRADE double-pump”. Ask us! ♥

Should I take breast-milk-herbal stimulants?

Herbal stimulants are the 2nd line of treatment to a low-milk-supply, but not all of them are right for you.

It is important to find out the MAIN UNDERLYING cause of you low milk supply.

>> Effect time may vary from one woman to another. Speak to your consultant before starting one. ♥