At TTDS we believe that your family deserves the very best. So when it comes to breastfeeding support our goal was no different... Source out the best help in Calgary. Moms need access to immediate, experienced help. There's no time to waste on lesser trained Lactation Educators, or councilors, when the baby is hungry NOW!
Families supported by an IBCLC prenatally and through their postpartum periods report higher breastfeeding success, less postpartum depression and improved sleep for everyone in the house!
Our hope is that by providing top notch prenatal breastfeeding education we can help to set you up for a wonderful breastfeeding journey. We offer our clients prenatal breastfeeding specific education, extended postpartum breastfeeding specific support, and one on one Skype sessions to help solve your every challenge.
Why Hire an IBCLC?
An IBCLC is a highly trained lactation consultant. They are required to complete 90 hours of specific breastfeeding education, up to 1000 hours of supervised clinical care, and sitting a 5 hour board exam. Many IBCLC's have a background in nursing, or individuals who have completed 14 mandatory health science courses in a university setting. Exam applicants must complete all requirements, and the exam, within a 5 year span.
Continuing education is also a large component of working as an IBCLC. Staying on top of the newest research and evidence is paramount to offering the correct advice to clients!
Services Offered Exclusively to TTDS Clients:
Prenatal Breastfeeding Assessment & Info Session... This includes a thorough review of your health history, what to expect in the early days after birth, and an in-depth discussion about your goals and how to achieve them, and any questions you might already have before baby arrives. These are private sessions, in the comfort of your home.
Extended Postpartum Breastfeeding Followup Support... Baby has arrived! If you realize you need additional in person support, our IBCLC will come directly to you. (In hospital or at home). This visit usually involves the observation of one breastfeeding session, a detailed one week lactation plan to help you work towards your goals, and two additional follow up sessions by phone/email in the following several weeks.
One on One "Help Me" Skype Calls... Designed to answer the questions that might not warrant an entire visit post birth. Also great for those pesky questions that pop up as your baby gets older! (Certain medical challenges cannot be diagnosed via Skype, due to video quality).
Services Offered to All Moms:
One on One 20 Minute "Help Me" Skype Calls... Designed to answer the questions that might not warrant an entire visit post birth. Also great for those pesky questions that pop up as your baby gets older! (Certain medical challenges cannot be diagnosed via Skype, due to video quality). COST $30 + GST