Newborn breastfeeding skin to skin at homebirth

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

  • Painful latch

  • 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

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

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

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

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.

OUR SERVICES

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.

Fee: $225

POSTPARTUM HOMEVISIT

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. 

Fee: $175

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.

Fee: $100

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 

Fee: $70

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