At Monarch Centre, we take breastfeeding seriously. That’s why we’re staffed by the most experienced International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. Monarch Lactation Consultants know about the health benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby. They know about the positive economic, social and psychological impacts as well. But they also know that breastfeeding can sometimes be challenging — for moms, babies and families.

That’s where we come in.
Breastfeeding consults do require a referral that can be filled out by your primary care provider.

Monarch Centre Lactation Consultants will see mother and baby as early as one day postpartum. We do individual assessments and consultations in association with your medical visit at the centre. Follow-up visits are planned in co-ordination with our medical team — they are organized to enhance your care and experience.

Typically, Monarch Centre patients require anywhere from one to three visits at our centre, where they have access to our exceptional team of Lactation Consultants. When necessary, we are able to provide hospital grade breast pumps through our Monarch pump rental and lactation supplies program. Some mothers only need one or two visits with a lactation consultant, but for some, they need more support. At Monarch, we use the excellent network and community connections in order to ensure the best care possible.

Finally, we know that where babies are involved, nothing ever seems to go exactly as planned. So we believe that getting high quality advice and support before the baby arrives only makes sense. We run a series of breastfeeding and parenting classes that not only give patients the knowledge they need, but also the confidence to face the challenges that come with being a new mother.