In this workshop you will learn:
- Practical advice to get breastfeeding off to the best start at the hospital and at home
- Benefits of skin-to-skin contact
- How to tell that your baby is getting enough at the breast
- Practice the latch with dolls – the latch is the KEY to breastfeeding success
- Natural solutions to breastfeeding problems
- How a partner can help support a mother through breastfeeding difficulties
Let the scientific research and practical tips we provide give you all you need to reach YOUR breastfeeding goals. Included is a complementary call after your baby is born to trouble-shoot any concerns. The key is that you feel supported throughout your journey.
Classes and workshops are non-refundable. Cancellations made more than 2 weeks prior to the start of the class/workshop will be credited in full to your account. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks or after class has started will not be credited.
Changes such as switching into another class or workshop may be made without penalty if the change is requested 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the workshop.
In the event that a class or workshop is cancelled, registered students are eligible for a refund or may select an alternative and equally priced class or workshop option.
On occasion, teachers may be substituted at short notice; in such cases the cancellation policy still applies. There’s no exception to this policy. We thank you for your understanding.
Class / Workshop Facilitators
- Taya GriffinLactation Consultant
Taya is an Internationally Certified Board Lactation Consultant who is passionate about helping mothers prepare for their breastfeeding journey and supporting them, at home or in the hospital, to reach their individual breastfeeding goals. Taya also co-hosts and facilitates the breastfeeding workshops and clinics at West End Mamas.
Taya is a graduate of the International Breastfeeding Centre/ Newman Breastfeeding Clinic Lactation Medicine Program where she worked as an intern directly under Dr. Jack Newman and Edith Kernerman. She is also a graduate of the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine where she holds a Professional Diploma in Health Sciences and Homeopathic Medicine.
For more information on Taya Griffin, or to book an appointment with her, visit her website or call her directly:
Class / Workshop Facilitators
- Laura PattersonLactation Consultant
It was Laura’s own struggles with breastfeeding that highlighted the need for more support in this area. Her background is in the pharmaceutical industry where she felt too far removed from the impact she was making on others Iives to be truly content. The change to her career came just as Laura was laid off from her job and pregnant with her third child. Like many others before her, she took him to the breastfeeding clinic while she obtained her clinical hours. Just like breastfeeding success, she credits the support of her entire family to reach her goal of becoming an IBCLC.
She sees families at home pre and post natally in the York, Durham and surrounding areas. She is staff at the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic in Toronto. She has also recently become Treasurer of the Canadian Lactation Consultants Association (CLCA) and is a founding member of the Ontario Committee to Regulate Lactation Consultants.
Laura has a Bachelor of Arts and Science from Athabasca University, and a diploma in Science Laboratory Technology from Fanshawe College.
To book an in-home appointment with Laura, contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org