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A Day in the Life of a Lactation Consultant!
October 24, 2019

A Lactation Consultant (LC) is a health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. They have a unique body of knowledge and skill to provide breastfeeding and lactation care in routine and high-risk situations. Having LCs available increases breastfeeding rates, which in turn improves health outcomes of thecommunity. HPHA is proud to have five Board Certified LCs on the Maternal Child Unit at our Stratford General Hospital site.

What does a typical day look like for an LC at HPHA?

Breastfeeding services are offered four mornings a week on the Maternal Child Unit. On Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings, the LC does rounds on the patients admitted to post-partum, Special Care Nursery andPediatrics to provide breastfeeding teaching. This earlysupport helps to get infant feeding off to a good start and encourages new moms to seek support in the community once they are discharged. From 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. the LC sees patients in the breastfeeding clinic either by appointment or by drop-in. This clinic can see upwards of 12 patients during this three-hour time period.

HPHA is proud to be a teaching hospital.Our LCs work with the Schulich School of Medicine and Midwifery programs, family medicine and pediatric residents to ensure they have relevant information and clinical practice related tobreastfeeding.LCs also mentor new nursing staff, as wellas community partners, such as Public Health, and support future LCs in attaining board certification.

Did You Know?

The breastfeeding clinic space (E2-640) is available for staff to use for pumping / feeding their baby while at work? This enhancement to the program is another step in moving towards our goal of Baby Friendly designation!

HPHA's Lactation Consultants

  • Brittany Jantzi, RN
  • Claire Mastnak, RPN
  • Gail Smith, RN
  • Dori Taylor, RN
  • Linsey Van Kooten, RN

 L to R: Linsey and Gail