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Lactation Consultants

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Breastfeeding and infant feeding can be some of the most challenging parts of new parenthood. Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) provide a welcoming and supportive environment to help you with your feeding goals. You will receive education, practical support and personalized approaches to your situation, all in the comfort of our comfy couch/chairs or in your own home. Getting a weight on your baby will be part of the routine service for booked appointments.

Breastfeeding or Infant Feeding:

Common breastfeeding or infant feeding issues/concerns often addressed are:

- Weight gain concerns

- Nipple/breast pain

- Supplementation

- Milk supply

- Weaning

- Lip/tongue ties

- Engorgement/mastitis

- Frequent feeding

Also provided is education on infant-led bottle feeding, formula feeding, breast-pumping, induced lactation support for adopting parents, surrogacy pregnancies or same-sex couples and more.

What else can a Lactation Consultant address?

Other consultations offered include: 

- Prenatal breastfeeding sessions

- Starting solids

- Weaning support

At Rooted Family, our lactation consultants work in collaboration with our other practitioners in order to help you and your family achieve your wellness goals. Partners or support people are encouraged to attend the sessions too!

Meet Our

Lactation Consultant

Stephanie McElheran, RN, BScN, IBCLC
Stephanie has been a Registered Nurse for the past 25 years and has spent most of her career working in Ottawa Public Health. She has extensive experience supporting families in pregnancy and the postpartum period with such skills as prenatal education, mental health, teacher health curriculum training, and facilitating the Early Years Health Program. She has also been an “Off to a Healthy Start” and “Growing Healthy Parenting” program facilitator. In 2019, she became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and has been providing infant feeding support for the Healthy Growth and Development program families. She is an intuitive and empathetic listener and is ready to support you and your family no matter where your infant feeding journey takes you. Stephanie was born and raised in Ottawa and is a mother to 3 boys. She loves dogs and her daily yoga practice.
Adria MacMartin, RPN, IBCLC
Adria MacMartin has been working in health care for more than 30 years as a registered practical nurse and has focused on maternal child care for the last 12 years. She became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) when she saw the need for skilled lactation support in her community and in the hospitals where she was working. Ever since then, it became her passion to work with families to support their feeding goals. When not supporting families, she is busy with her five amazing children and her 13 (and counting) grandchildren who keep her on her toes and young, at heart at least.