Do You Need a Referral
to See a Lactation Specialist?

Book an appointment through our online clinic to get a referral to see a Lactation Consultant. Chat with a Meira Care virtual doctor about your need to see a nursing professional who can help you in your efforts to breastfeed.

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Meira Care Specialties Lactation

When to See a
Lactation Specialist!

Breastfeeding is one of the healthiest ways to feed your baby; however, nursing, for some new mothers doesn't come naturally. A Lactation Specialist can help!

Meira Care Specialties Lactation
Meira Care Specialties Lactation

Reasons to See a
Lactation Specialist

  • Poor milk supply
  • Difficulty hitting weight milestones
  • Difficulty finding the right nursing position, especially after a C-section
  • Baby falling asleep at the breast
  • Baby refusing to breastfeed
  • Marathon breastfeeding sessions that leave you feeling drained
  • Emotional and physical barriers to breastfeeding, including postpartum depression
  • Pain while breastfeeding

How Can a Lactation Specialist Near Me Help?

Breastfeeding is no easy task for new mothers and is a constant learning experience that takes a lot of patience and practice for both a mother and the baby. While breastfeeding has been proven to provide several mental and physical health benefits for both a mother as well as her child, it also presents several challenges for a mother especially during her early postpartum period.

Consulting a lactation specialist will help you navigate through the breastfeeding journey smoothly and get help with common breastfeeding problems such as inadequate milk production, nipple pain, latching pain, inverted nipples, clogged ducts, lactational mastitis, leaking nipples, and unusual nipple discharge. A lactation specialist will also educate you on breastfeeding techniques, baby positioning, pacifiers, pumping, and nutritional supplements.

Seeing a lactation specialist can help manage breastfeeding anxiety for new mothers and help them achieve the best breastfeeding outcome.

Meira Care Specialties Lactation
Meira Care Specialties Lactation

What Are the Benefits of Seeing a Lactation Consultant?

  • Helps in meeting your nursing goals
  • Provides a positive breastfeeding experience
  • Specialized breastfeeding education
  • Increase in success with breastfeeding initiation and duration
  • Focuses on preventative care
  • Sensitive towards the needs of both mother and child
  • Evidence-based lactation practices


Is my nipple pain and breast discomfort normal?
How long can I breastfeed my child?
Are lactation consultations covered under OHIP?
What are the benefits of breastfeeding?
How can I cancel my appointment? Is there a fee for cancellation?
Can I refill/renew my prescriptions online?
What languages do you offer the services in?
What are the requirements for a virtual visit?
Can I see an online doctor if I am not covered by OHIP?