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Lactation Support

Having a baby is a life-changing experience and becoming a parent can be challenging or even overwhelming. Island Health is devoted to helping you and your baby stay healthy and identify concerns in the early stages. Our expert team provides nonjudgmental and confidential support, education and treatment to help you care for your newborn.

Your visits are covered by insurance and will include:

  • A consultation with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a physician
  • A pre- and post-feed weight to let you know how much your baby has transferred
  • Your appointment is at least an hour long

Services Provided

Island Health provides comprehensive lactation support to create the best possible physical and emotional outcomes for concerns about:

  • Shallow or painful latch
  • Tongue-tie release
  • Slow weight gain
  • Low milk supply or over supply
  • Supplementing options, when necessary
  • Pumping efficiently
  • Mastitis and plugged ducts
  • Medications and osteopathic manipulation medicine (includes bodywork)
  • Other concerns related to pre-natal planning and feeding your baby

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