Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Hi Everyone! If you are considering a release of an Upper Lip Tie or Posterior Tongue Tie or Buccal Ties, please review the following post by Dr. Alison Hazelbaker regarding: MODERN MYTHS ABOUT TONGUE-TIE: THE UNNECESSARY CONTROVERSY CONTINUES. She is a leader in the field. It sums up all the current evidence and offers great insight for parents and especially practitioners in the field supporting Breastfeeding. It is wise to be informed. http://www.alisonhazelbaker.com/blog Thank you kindly!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Hi Everyone! We are now booking appointments by email. Please email us at vicparkbreastfeeding@gmail.com with yours and your baby's names, contact information and the referring midwife or physician. Please bring all your questions to the appointment as we do not answer questions via this email. We look forward to meeting you! Shelly and Muroog.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Welcome New Parents!

Are you experiencing?
  • Pregnant and would like information about breastfeeding?
  • Trouble getting your baby to latch or maintain a latch?
  • Supplementing and would like to exclusively nurse?
  • Feel like you are stuck on a cycle of pumping and bottle/finger feeding?
  • Pain with feeding? nipples and/or breast?
  • Engorgement?
  • Would you like to nurse without a nipple shield?
  • Questions about Tongue-tie? or have you done lip and posterior tongue tie releases with no improvement (or worsening issues?)?
  • Does the baby cry/pull at your breast?
  • Blocked ducts and/or mastitis?
  • Are you supplementing and would like to reduce the volume and become exclusively breastfeeding?
  • Finding that your baby is unsettled in between feeds? Can't put them down? Worried that your baby is not gaining enough weight?
  • A colicky baby? Fussiness in the evening?
  • Having multiples?
  • Had breast surgery or breast cancer and have concerns about breastfeeding?
  • Cleft lip and/or palate and would like your baby to nurse?
  • Adopting a baby and would like to breastfeed?
  • Questions about adding solids to your baby's diet?
  • Our goal is to meet each individual family where they are at and support their feeding goals.
  • You are not alone
  • We strive to help you get to your own breastfeeding goals.

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WHAT WE OFFER:The visits are one to one support with a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Pediatrician (see staff bios below), fully covered by OHIP (no cost to the family provided both Mother and baby have OHIP).

  • PRENATAL VISITS: Having a new baby is an adventure and during prenatal visits with us we like to review what to expect in the busy, tiring initial days, best tips to remember and what to avoid, you get to come in and observe a new Mom & baby for positioning, effective latching, solid feeding management and how to tell when your baby is satisfied.
  • POSTPARTUM VISITS: one to one support with a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Pediatrician helping you achieve comfort, effective breastfeeding with good quality of life. (see bios below). Please note: We strive to offer as much support as we can each visit but time can be limited but we will offer regular visits until the family is comfortable with the feeding. *Please keep in mind that, depending on the issues you may be struggling with, the visits can often feel overwhelming initially as you are on a learning journey for you and your baby(ies) but our goal, through increasing understanding and support, is to reduce this stress*.
  • .The building houses a LifeLab, Xray and Ultrasound clinic, and Compounding Pharmacy. Our clinic is a quick elevator ride up from free underground or surface parking. We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Families can be often be seen quickly.

    We are located at 1448 Lawrence ave East. Suite 214

    Appointments can be made by emailing us at vicparkbreastfeeding@gmail.com(please read the autoreply for next step directions) or by calling our office at 647-344-5990 monday to friday, 9 am to 5 pm

    A quick referral letter from your doctor or midwife can be brought to the appointment or faxed to our office at 647-343-6002. The letter is required but you can book the initial appointment while arranging the referral letter.

    Our Pediatrician: Dr. Muroog Al-Dabbagh, IBCLC, is a team member at North York General and runs her own Pediatric Clinic. She has been previously involved in the breastfeeding clinics at NYGH, Humber River Hospital and Newman Breastfeeding Clinic. She is committed to education and research in the field as well as continuing to offer OHIP covered breastfeeding support to our community..

    Our LC: Shelly Plewes, BA, IBCLC with over 25,000 hours of clinical experience, a writer and doula, has been striving to support families at the Victoria Park Breastfeeding Clinic since we opened in 2009. Together with Dr. Al-Dabbagh, they study many aspects of breastfeeding and lactation and have run numerous studies. The clinic partners up with University of Toronto for observing medical students and residents as well as Midwifery students from Ryerson and Laurentian. Also, teaching a small "Lactation Challenges" program at Ryerson University in their amazing Midwifery Program. She had previously trained and worked as a staff LC at the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic and Institute for six years. She is passionate about gently supporting new families at such a intimate time in one's life: having a baby.

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