OHIP Covered Breastfeeding Help
Fara Patterson, RN IBCLC
Fara Patterson BAH, BScN, RN, IBCLC is a Lactation Consultant and a Maternal and Infant Care Nurse who has been working with mothers for over 20 years. She has extensive experience in both community and clinical settings.
Lotus Breastfeeding offers free OHIP covered e-visits both prenatally and postnatally, with a paediatric consult included in each visit.
I can help you with these common breastfeeding challenges:
General latch and positioning coaching
Baby not latching
Blocked milk ducts
Baby weight loss
Slow or low weight gain
Baby fussy at the breast
Low milk supply
Milk over supply
Assessment for tongue tie
Supporting lactation is important to human health at all times, but especially during times of emergency. Breastfeeding protects newborns from getting sick and also helps protect them throughout their infancy and childhood. Breastfeeding is particularly effective against infectious diseases because it strengthens the immune system by directly transferring antibodies from the mother. Although home visits are temporarily suspended at present, please reach out to us to schedule a video conference consult at your convenience
Important guidance from WHO regarding breastfeeding during the COVID-19 outbreak: