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Breastfeeding & Infant Sleep Education

There is so much to know about the world of new babies. The early months and years of parenthood are a sleep-deprived, whirlwind for many – but they don’t have to be. Through expert, non-judgemental and empathetic support, there are ways to encourage calm and ease.

As Infant Sleep, Babywearing & Breastfeeding Educators – like our team – we can help you understand and respect ‘normal’ infant behaviour, understand your baby's needs, and importantly, create the conditions that will get everyone through the day thriving (and even smiling!).

Our additional education packages are below, and we’re also happy to customize to suit your needs if you’re looking for something slightly different. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your unique needs – or to set up a free phone consultation.

Did I mention all our support is 100% judgement free? Learn more about that here. 

"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family." - Mother Teresa


How an Infant Sleep & Breastfeeding Educator Can Help You

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Encourage a Positive Experience

Parenting is one of our greatest teachers. It is unknown and affects us on so many levels. Whatever direction your entry into parenthood takes having the experienced and committed support of an infant sleep and/or breastfeeding educator will allow you to feel empowered and in control of your experience. While we can’t predict the future, we’ll build your tool kit so that you’re ready for anything.

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Offer Reassurance & Calm

Simply put, these baby days can feel long. Sleep and feeding are two areas that every parent faces stressors over. Is my baby sleeping too much or too little? Am I holding them too much? Will this tongue tie impair my baby’s speech? We’re here to help you navigate all of your very normal questions, offering hands on support to make sure you are relaxed and at ease - because truly that make make a world of difference.

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Ensure You and Your Family Are Informed

Weaving through the information on infant sleep and breastfeeding can feel daunting and leave us riddled us with guilt and worry. Despite what some of the literature might tell you, there is 100% no one right way to raise your baby. We’ll offer you the most up to date (judgement free) evidence, so that you’re able to weave a picture that works for you and your family.


Two Support Packages to Choose From


Infant Sleep Support & Education

$109*

A well rounded package, to support you and your family's sleep needs.  

  • Virtual or phone consult (approx. 1.5 hours)

  • Intake and discussion to understand your story and your unique needs

  • Notes (plus relevant tips, tricks and information) from the session

  • Essential tips, tricks and non-judgemental support

  • Referrals to complimentary professionals, including body workers and Lactation Consultants, when needed

  • 1 week of text and/or email support


We may explore:

  • normal infant behaviour by age and stage

  • how to set up your sleep environment so that everyone is safe and comfortable

  • tips for organize your days to encourage restfulness for everyone

  • tips for making changes to support every family members' needs

  • how to use tools like babywearing, and other soothing techniques, to your advantage


Not sure if an Infant Sleep Educator approach is the right support for you? Read this post to help you make up your mind.



Breast/feeding Support & Education

$109*

A home visit allows for the most in depth and thorough support. 

  • In home or in hospital consult (approx. 1.5 hours)

  • Intake and discussion to understand your story and your unique needs

  • Notes (plus relevant tips, tricks and information) from the session

  • Essential tips, tricks and non-judgemental support

  • Referrals to complimentary professionals, including body workers and Lactation Consultants, when needed

  • 1 week of text and/or email support


We may explore:

  • how to make sure your baby is drinking well

  • tips and tricks for your latch technique

  • the whens, hows and whys of supplementation

  • tackling nipple or breast pain and/or damage

  • practicalities for feeding multiples, including tandem feeding

  • options for enhancing your milk supply

  • your concerns about tongue ties or lip ties

  • anything else feeding related!


Not sure whether Breastfeeding Educator or a Lactation Consultant is right for you? Read this post to help you make up your mind.


Are you looking for in clinic or in home breast/feeding support with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)? Have you been told that your baby may have a tongue tie?

I am currently training as an IBCLC at Kindercare Pediatrics, with the incredible team at The Breastfeeding Collective, at their Breastfeeding and Tongue Tie Clinic.

Appointments for the Tongue Tie Clinic require a referral from your baby’s Primary Health Care Provider. But the first visit is fully covered by OHIP. During the comprehensive visit, you’ll be seen by a Pediatrician as well as a Lactation Consultant.

In clinic Breast/feeding consultations, with a Lactation Consultant, start at $100 and home visits start at $150.


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We’re here to support your unique needs. Please feel free to reach out for more information, or to book a free 20 minute phone consultation. We also offer prenatal education, birth doula support, and postpartum doula support.


I had bed-shared and nursed my darling baby boy on demand, all day and all night, since the day he was born. But after nearly two years of waking up every 2 hours, or more, I was absolutely exhausted and very much missed sharing a bedroom with my husband. I was not interested in letting my son "cry-it-out" and didn't want to do anything that compromised my attachment parenting philosophies. We had previously hired a sleep coach whose "gentle" sleep strategies were nothing more than leaving him to cry himself to sleep and whose "customized" sleep plan was anything but. With the long-term goal of night weaning our son and moving towards independent sleeping, Kate worked with us on ways to slowly make this transition in a way that we felt comfortable with.

I could write page after page about what an unbelievably genuine, caring, down-to-earth woman Kate is. She is smart, sensitive, thoughtful, real. She gets it. She is a mum who is walking in my shoes.

I wasn't just a client to her. She took a vested interest in our family and provided us with the most thoughtfully personalized plan and truly helpful resources.

I didn't feel judged or intimated. Kate made me feel supported, appreciated and hopeful. She helped me see the light at the end of my sleep deprived tunnel and she has held my hand all the way through it. I would recommend Kate to any family in a heartbeat. She is a very, very special person."

-Heather, Toronto