Breastfeeding Support in Ontario
Professional help with breast and nipple pain or mastitis. OHIP covered service through co-operation with MD/Pediatrician. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, IBCLC
Free vs Paid
Breastfeeding support for Ontario residents with OHIP coverage is free of charge. Each consult also includes live assessment by qualified Pediatrician.
Private virtual or in-home breastfeeding consultations, prenatal consultations, after hours support or any services to out-of-province patients is a paid service. In such cases no Pediatrician will be present.
Virtual OHIP Consultation~ 45-60 minute session
- Service is covered by OHIP for residents of Ontario
- Doctor or Midwife Referral and completion of Patient Intake Forms is required prior to the consultation time
- Virtual Breastfeeding Consultation with Lactation Consultant Oksana Laurinaviciene, IBCLC, and with a qualified Pediatrician (from Quick Care Pediatrics) with all required prescriptions
- Video connection is through OTN eVisit secure and encrypted video channel only
- Weekdays 9-5 only
Private In-Home Consultationstarting from ~1.5 hour session
- In-home Breastfeeding Consultation with Lactation Consultant Sofya Brainin, RN, IBCLC
- Travel time and distance is calculated from Thornhill as an extra charge
Private Virtual Consultationup to 60 minute session
How to prepare for virtual OHIP consultation:
- Smartphone or Tablet device (Laptop/Desktop computer is not recommended)
- Install Pexip Infinity Connect (required app for OHIP covered consultations; watch instructional video how to prepare for OTN eVisit)
- Working email program on your device (to receive Pexip OTN eVisit connection links)
- Install WhatsApp (as a backup communication app)
- Good internet connection
- Sufficient lighting
- Mother with a baby present
- Assisting person (partner or another family member)
On the day of the consult you will receive OTN eVisit link by email. Please be available to receive a video call on time. Your scheduled booking is also being coordinated with a stand-by Pediatrician.
Hi! I’m Oksana
Lactation Consultant, IBCLC, RLC, MSc
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) & Registered Lactation Consultant since 2014, certified market leader in eliminating pain and milk stasis caused by blocked ducts & engorgements using special gentle breast massage technique, practitioner of Craniosacral Therapy, mother of two successfully breastfed children, experienced mother-to-mother volunteer. Specializing in achieving a perfect latch when nipples are extremely sore or baby refuses to latch. I speak English, Lithuanian, and Russian. I live in Toronto’s west end and serve Greater Toronto Area.
Hi! I’m Sofya
Lactation Consultant, IBCLC, RN, BsN
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) & Registered Lactation Consultant since 2011, mother of two successfully breastfed children. Experienced Registered Nurse working as Lactation Consultant in NICU and hospital Breastfeeding Clinic. Specializing in breastfeeding premature babies, including premature twins and triplets. I speak English, Russian and Hebrew. I live in Toronto’s north end and serve Toronto Downtown, Midtown, North York, Thornhill, Thornhill Woods and Richmond Hill areas.
As International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) we specialize in the following areas:
Engorgement and mastitis
Blebs and blocked ducts
Painful latch, sore nipples
Low milk supply
Tethered oral tissues
"Hiring Oksana was the best decision we made postpartum. She is professional and extremely knowledgeable, and it was wonderful to have her come right to our home. I had a particularly difficult L&D, but I fortunately was able to start breastfeeding off on the right foot with her advice. I especially appreciated her suggestions on BF positions for someone in recovery, which I found were comfortable for both me and baby while I healed in the first few weeks. Highly recommend."
"Oksana has helped me a lot! I feel blessed that I’ve met her. She is not only very knowledgeable about breastfeeding, but she is very good in explaining the way everything works in a very simple manner. Furthermore, she is a very nice person to deal with. I had huge pain and blocked ducts in my breast, and she helped me to get rid of that. Also, she was the only one who found that my baby had a tongue-tie issue that caused so much trouble for me. I would definitely recommend Oksana to anyone who is looking for a lactation consultant."
"Oksana is an amazing lactation consultant. She was very helpful and patient with both me and my son. She also took her time to fully understand our problem and wasn't in a rush to leave even after our appointment was done. She stayed extra time that was free of charge to make sure that I felt confident breastfeeding my son. I would definitely recommend her to mommies that are struggling with breastfeeding."
"Thank you so much for your help! I am very happy to regain my self-confidence and my daughter is happy as well. She now eats very well and breastfeeding has become a real pleasure, and only because of your help. I now recommend you to all my friends who have similar difficulties."
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