Please note we are not offering private breastfeeding support services currently due the COVID-19 pandemic.
BirthWorx offers breastfeeding support in the comfort of your own home with Registered Midwives who specialize in lactation. We believe that every new parent should have access to breastfeeding support early on in their journey to both prevent and address any concerns. We are available 7 days a week and aim to see you within 24-48 hours for urgent situations. We offer different and complementary services to traditional lactation consultants. As primary health care providers, Registered Midwives are able to provide full medical assessments, procedures to release tongue ties and prescriptions related to breastfeeding without you needing to see a physician separately!
We offer the following referral pathways:
If you are a parent needing support please contact us below to fill out our intake form and book a visit. Our services are open to all families regardless of care provider.
If you are a lactation consultant with a client who needs an assessment for frenotomy and/or lactation related prescription please see below for a link to send us a referral.
Please note: our services are not currently covered by Alberta Health Services, however many families who have extended benefits can get full or partial reimbursement through their health spending account.
We are always willing to arrange payment plans for families who have financial concerns. Please feel free to contact us directly.
WE OFFER SUPPORT FOR:
Difficulty with latching
Treatment of nipple damage
Low milk supply
Tongue tie release procedure
Slow weight gain
Treatment of mastitis
Treatment of thrush and diaper rash
General breastfeeding advice
We provide expert breastfeeding support in the comfort of your own home. This includes:
Newborn weight assessment
Health history and physical exam of mom and baby
Latch assessment and teaching
Tongue tie assessment and release as needed
Lactation related prescriptions
Consultations include phone/email support for one week following the last visit and a personalized written care plan.
A consultation report can be sent to your primary healthcare provider upon request.
You will also be invited to join our private online group where parents can benefit from ongoing support and guidance.
PRE & POST BIRTH PACKAGE
Includes registration in our 2 hour group prenatal breastfeeding workshop and one in-home breastfeeding support visit within one week of your birth.
This option offers families the chance to build a strong foundation of knowledge prior to birth and quick access to our support when your baby arrives.
Our initial homevisit generally lasts up to 2 hours. During this visit we complete a thorough history and physical assessment, observe a feed and provide recommendations to assist with your latch and address all of your concerns.
We will email you a personalized feeding plan within a few hours of your visit.
FOLLOW UP VISITS
We are committed to supporting your breastfeeding journey and offer follow up visits as needed to ensure you reach your feeding goals. Generally follow up visits last up to 1 hour and occur within 1 week of the last visit.
LACTATION CONSULTANT REFERRAL PATHWAY
This option requires referral from a lactation consultant or breastfeeding educator who has already been providing breastfeeding support. We offer an alternative option to public breastfeeding clinics if you have clients who would benefit from urgent assessment or would prefer in-home treatment. Please note this 30 minute visit only includes the following as needed:
Newborn medical exam
Tongue tie assessment and frenotomy
Lactation related prescriptions
Review of feeding plan