Although breastfeeding is natural, it's not always easy. Mastering the art of breastfeeding takes time, patience, and great support. Rebirth is proud to offer breastfeeding parents exceptional education and support through popular prenatal workshops, 1:1 consultations, and a no cost weekly drop in.
With incredible skill, knowledge, and warmth, Rebecca is here to help breastfeeding parents feel confident, enjoy their breastfeeding experience, and support any decisions around breastfeeding. Her years of training and experience, along with her big-love for new parents, has made her a sought after expert in breastfeeding.
Private breastfeeding consultations are available at rebirth wellness centre, 256 Central Ave, London, ON
*Please note, we do not offer breastfeeding consultations in-home or at the hospital at this time
Initial Breastfeeding Consultation (Approx. 90 minutes) - $98
Follow-Up Breastfeeding Consultation (45-60 minutes) - $55
*We recommend booking a follow-up 7-10 days after your initial consultation. If there is a tongue tie assessment, book a follow-up appointment with Rebecca 1-week after your baby sees the doctor/dentist for the procedure.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Education
We offer in-class or private prenatal breastfeeding education. We recommend doing the workshop or booking a private consultation in your 2nd or 3rd trimester.
What is Breastfeeding Support?
We work with breastfeeding parents and babe at their pace to develop a personalized lactation care plan. Many parents want a consultation just to gain self-confidence in their growing skills and some mothers have more complex challenges.
What types of topics might be covered during an appointment?
Prenatal breastfeeding plans so that when babe is born you will be ready with the skills, information, and confidence to help reach your breastfeeding goals
Latching & positioning
Understanding babe's normal behaviour and how it relates to feeding
Breastfeeding management & information on normal baby behaviour, including sleep
Sore nipples and breast pain
Low milk supply
Concerns with baby’s weight and supplementing
Tongue tie assessments
Mastitis and blocked ducts
Candida in the breast
Expressing/pumping and managing separations from baby
Special circumstances like twins, breastfeeding after breast surgery, or breastfeeding a baby with medical conditions
Re-lactation or Induced Lactation for an adoptive baby
Breastfeeding and fertility questions
Reassurance and tips
A Typical Breastfeeding Consultation Includes the Following:
Appointments involve a health history and physical exam of the nursing parent and baby. While we do this we actively listen to your concerns. We look at baby’s birth, suck, mouth structures, head and neck features, weight, and behaviour. Most notably we observe a feeding from start to end in order to assess several factors including milk transfer, latch, and positioning. We look at breastfeeding management such as feeding patterns and sleep patterns to offer suggestions on ways nursing parents can make their breastfeeding experience better.
We love to include partners and other support people in our teaching so that you have an informed network of support. We are able to refer to other health professionals as needed and work with a parent's and baby’s primary care physician to optimize their overall care.
Lactation Link - Breastfeeding Drop-In
You've made the incredible decision to breast/chest-feed your baby; and, although it is natural, it's not always easy. Mastering the art of nursing your baby can require time, patience, and great support.
Join Breastfeeding Counsellor, Rebecca Robertson, and La Leche League Leader, Sabrina Hope, at Rebirth Wellness Centre. We offer breast/chest-feeding parents a comfortable and supportive place to get the information and strategies you need to feel confident and successful in your feeding journey.
Wondering about your baby's latch?
Experiencing discomfort while nursing?
Is your baby transitioning to solids?
Are you returning to work, but still wanting to breast/chest-feed?
Do you have questions about milk supply?
Wondering about common breastfeeding challenges and looking for tips and tricks on how to avoid them?
Drop-in any Wednesday between 12:30 - 2:00 PM. Enjoy a cup of tea, breathe, and benefit from the support of other nursing parents who are right there with you, along with expert knowledge and gentle guidance from our breastfeeding team.
This is a free service.
Rebecca Robertson, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Birth & Postpartum Doula, & Childbirth Educator
I am a birth advocate, a breastfeeding educator, and especially an advocate for mothers and the choices they make. As a doula my main role is to support mothers and partners to ensure a satisfying and positive birth experience. I am trained in providing emotional and spiritual support, as well as physical comfort during labor. I completed a DONA training course in 2009 and it sparked my love for supporting labouring women. Since then I have been inspired to continue my learning to provide the best support I can with additional studies in lactation and natural medicine. Some of the things in my tool kit include massage, acupressure, and items to help with visualization and relaxation. I am trained in different stretches and birthing positions to improve pain tolerance and pushing efficacy, as well I give lots of encouragement! In 2012 I enrolled in a Lactation Medicine Program at the Centre for Breastfeeding Education. There I was instilled with this goal "To enable the mother to manage her own breastfeeding experience, so she will be empowered to achieve her own breastfeeding goals." I accumulated over 90 hours in lactation specific education, as well as hours in observation at their breastfeeding clinic. Since that time I have been supporting new moms as they transition to motherhood and begin the breastfeeding relationship. During my time studying Naturopathic medicine, I was fortunate to expand on my knowledge on lactation medicine as well as how naturopathic medicine can play a role in the perinatal care of women and their new babes. I am passionate about my job, and I bring lots of enthusiasm and love for what I do.