Lactation Consultant & Sensitive Sleep Consultant
Offered by Brittney
As a Lactation consultant, Brittney evaluates the mother-baby-feeding dyad and makes recommendations to improve breastfeeding for mother and baby.
What can you expect during a consult? An initial consult consists of a medical history of mom and baby, an evaluation of past and current breastfeeding experience, followed by recommendations to support moms to achieve their breastfeeding goals.
INDIVIDUAL LACTATION APPOINTMENTS
Every parent’s nursing journey is unique to them, there is no single solution. While nursing is one of the most natural things, it can be surprising to new parents just how challenging it can be. As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Brittney provides answers to your pressing questions. If you’re struggling or have questions when it comes to latch, sore nipples, pumping, plugged ducts, mastitis, over supply, or other issues, a lactation consultation can be the right solution for you.
Initial visits – 60-90 min: $120
Subsequent Visits – 30-60 min: $80
(One extra follow-up visit included for Doulas of Vancouver clients.)
ONLINE CONSULTATION PACKAGES
Get the support you need from the comfort of your own home. Whether you need support for sleep, lactation, general infant care or perinatal support, my online consultation process is designed to provide flexibility and support.
Online Consultation Packages Include:
1.5 Hour Initial Video Appointment
Weekly 45 Minute Follow Ups
15 Min Call M – F (as needed)
Extended Support via Voxer + Email
SENSITIVE SLEEP CONSULTANT
As a Sensitive Sleep Consultant, Brittney listens to parents sleep concerns and offers suggestions in line with the client’s parenting philosophy. We collaborate to develop a sleep plan for the family to implement. What is a sensitive sleep consultant - how are we different? The Institute of Sensitive Sleep is a professional associate of Attachment Parenting International and does not endorse the conventional sleep training methods such as 'cry it out'. Instead, we evaluate wake, sleep, & feeding cycles; environment; sleep routines; and the needs of the family.
Initial Video Consultation – 60mins: $300
A sleep consultation includes 4 weeks of phone & email follow up support.
A 10% discount is offered to Doulas of Vancouver Clients.
Brittney has almost always provided care for infants and children. From age 5 she grew up helping her mom in her home daycare and spent evenings and weekends babysitting. Then after High School, she worked on & off as a nanny until 2007 when she started studies at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. CSNN helped her develop a wide base knowledge though preferring to work with pre and post natal clients, infant and childhood nutrition. While Brittney enjoyed clinical practice as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, she missed working closely with children, especially infants. In 2008 she was introduced to a Postpartum Doula and was intrigued by the support they offered and knew she wanted to combine practices.
In order to support new mothers further, Brittney enrolled in The Breastfeeding Course for Healthcare Practitioners offered at Douglas College. This program inspired Brittney to take her studies in Breastfeeding further. Six months later, she relocated to the United States to attend the University of California San Diego Lactation Consultant Program. She completed studies and received the designation of International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2011. Brittney also worked as a teaching assistant for the U of C lactation consulting program. In 2018 sought to expand her knowledge of infant sleep and enrolled in the Institute of Sensitive Sleep’s consulting program. She received her designation in 2019 as a Sensitive Sleep Consultant.
Service Area: Greater Vancouver area
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