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lactation consulting

Infant feeding support, including breastfeeding, pumping, bottle-feeding, solids, oral habilitation, relactation and weaning support.

 

Wether you're struggling with your baby's feeding, you have sore nipples, you need to increase your milk supply, you want to start pumping, your baby has a tongue tie, you need guidance on how to introduce solid foods, or you don't know when and how to start weaning your child, we're here for you!

 

Wherever you are in your baby's feeding journey, we will make a plan that works for you and your family!

 

Lactation consultations are offered in-clinic, virtually and at the comfort of your home. Book an appointment today and let's work together!

what to expect in a lactation consultation

All our lactation consultants are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs).

 

what is an IBCLC?

An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a trained healthcare provider who specializes in clinical management of Breastfeeding and Human Lactation. An IBCLC has completed hundreds and sometimes thousands of hours of hands on training, clinical and science education and been accepted for and passed the international exam. IBCLC is the gold standard certification for health professionals working with breastfeeding families and professionals certified as IBCLCs are the highest accredited healthcare professionals specializing in lactation. At Mamas Au Lait, we work exclusively with IBCLCs to deliver the gold standard in care.  

our lactation consultants

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Paola Vallarino

IMG IBCLC CBS

Paola is an Internationally Educated Physician, a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has over 10 years of medical background, 3 years of clinical experience in Lactation Medicine and she holds a diploma in Child Nutrition. Paola provides families with feeding support when breastfeeding, pumping, supplementing and with solid foods. She's fluent in English and Spanish. She's based in Uptown/Midtown Toronto.

Since finishing her medical training and becoming a mom, Paola's mission has been to support, educate and empower families so they can feel confident and give their babies the best start.

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Marta Bouina

RN IBCLC

Marta is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a Registered Nurse and a proud mother of two amazing boys, with whom she had a 6-year breastfeeding journey. While overcoming various breastfeeding challenges herself, she became very passionate about breastfeeding. She wanted to help other women, by providing hands on support and empowerment.

Marta is fluent in Ukrainian and English. She's based in Etobicoke. If you are facing breastfeeding challenges, Marta is here for you! She will support you, and your vision of feeding success. 

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Milena Pingitore

IBCLC

Milena is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a mother of successfully breastfed twins. She received her Lactation Medicine Diploma after over 90 hours of lactation specific education and over 750 hours of supervised, hands-on experience in the International Breastfeeding Centre. She's based in Etobicoke.

 

Having faced her own challenges with fertility, pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and parenting, Milena is here to hold space for conversation, community, and support while sharing evidence-based research, tools, and resources to help you build confidence at any stage of your journey. 

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Alena Brashavitskaya

RN IBCLC

Alena is an experienced Postpartum Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has been a part of Mount Sinai Hospital High Risk Mother & Baby Program for almost a decade. For the last two years of her career she is based at the ambulatory breastfeeding clinic as a Lactation Coordinator, helping families with newborns meet their feeding goals. She's based in North York.

 

As a Lactation Consultant, Alena’s approach is to provide family-centred, gentle, non-judgmental care directed at accomplishing your feeding goals. Alena had to overcome her own challenges on the path to breastfeeding them. The importance of getting help early was the key for the eventual success.

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Nadia Bellio

IBCLC CBS

Nadia is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Certified Breastfeeding Specialist with 20 years of experience providing lactation support. She worked as a Registered Midwife in Ontario from 2007 to 2023, providing comprehensive prenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care to hundreds of families. She has also taught prenatal and HypnoBirthing classes. She's based in Downtown Toronto.

Nadia has extensive experience providing anticipatory guidance to pregnant people as they prepare for feeding their baby, and seeing them through the transition to successfully breast or chest-feeding. She brings a kind, compassionate and non-judgemental approach to the care she provides, as well as a strong desire to support families from all backgrounds.

Our lactation consultants

what other mamas say

"I’m so grateful to have found Paola - she has been incredible in helping me after I got mastitis. She did a full assessment of baby and to ensure he was latching correctly, helped me get rid of a stubborn milk bleb and gave me lots of great recommendations to help get my supply back. She is super knowledgeable, professional and has a very calming and warm presence. Can’t recommend her enough!"

-Yassi

fees

IN-CLINIC

$160 + HST

60 min

4789 Yonge St, Suite #902,

Yonge & Sheppard, Toronto

Dr. Sarah Seaborn Clinic

HOME VISITS

$230 + HST

60 - 75 min

Travel fee included*

Toronto, North York, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Maple, Scarborough, Mississauga, Etobicoke and maybe other locations, just ask!

*The consultation fee includes all travel expenses if you are located within 15 km of your lactation consultant's location. 

 Please check their locations below and make sure to include your full address when booking; or make a request here and we’ll book you in with the provider closest to you!

LOCATIONS: Paola (Yonge & Sheppard), Marta (Royal York & Eglinton), Milena (Park Lawn Road & Lakeshore Blvd), Alena (Wilson & Bathurst), Nadia (Dundas & Parliament).

VIRTUAL

Canada

$160 CAD + HST

60 min

International

$135 USD

For our patients outside of Canada, you can book an appointment and pay with any credit or debit card around the world and via PayPal. Please book an appointment here.

Our services might be covered by some private insurance companies. Some of our lactation consultants are registered nurses, some others are IBCLCs, their services might be covered under one of their credentials, you will have to check your individual policy to determine your level of coverage

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