- Welcome to VitaNurture Toronto Breastfeeding!
- Breastfeeding Overview
- What is an IBCLC?
- HypnoBirthing® Prenatal Classes
- Practitioners We Love!
- About Us
- Contact Us
- Fees, Online Pre-Payments & Cancellation Policy
- Take Action! Increase the access to IBCLCs for all the families in need!
- Virtual Dispensary
Welcome to VitaNurture Toronto Breastfeeding!
VitaNurture Toronto Breastfeeding:
Empowering families to reach their personalized Childbirth and Breastfeeding goals through the highest quality hands-on Support and Education
Our Services Include:
- Breastfeeding Support by Registered International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (RLCs, IBCLCs).
- Prenatal Classes by Certified Childbirth Educators.
- HypnoBirthing® Prenatal Classes by Certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner.
- Holistic Nutrition Information and support by Registered Nutritional Consultant (R.N.C.), Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN), Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner (NNCP) and Certified Sports and Fitness Nutritional Consultant (CSFNC).
*Please note that Nutritional Consultants/Counsellors are not Registered Dietitians (RD)
Welcome to VitaNurture Toronto Breastfeeding, where we pride ourselves in offering the highest quality services by providing You and Your family with practitioners that have extensive experience and expertise in their respective fields.
Currently in Canada, many organizations comprising of students, volunteers and/or full-time professionals provide Services of varying levels and at different prices. At VitaNurture Toronto Breastfeeding, all of our practitioners are dedicated professionals, with extensive experience and proven track records, who are fully accredited and certified to provide the highest quality services.
Our Breastfeeding services are provided by Registered Lactation Consultants that have obtained the most rigorous designation - "IBCLC: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant" - the only international certification which is recognized as a healthcare professional in human lactation (the science) and breastfeeding (the art and practical experience). As highly trained and proven practitioners, our team members are ready to provide a wide range of services, from standard support and education to the more challenging situations that require extensive clinical experience and in-depth knowledge. As with all regulated certifications in healthcare, our IBCLC's are required to adhere to a Code of Professional Conduct, which you can read about by clicking here.
We take this opportunity to congratulate you on the new addition to your family, and encourage you to read about our services in this website and then take full advantage of our free initial consultation to discuss your specific Childbirth and/or Breastfeeding needs! You will find us to be a reassuring voice and source of knowledge in what can sometimes be an overwhelming proposition - a Holistic approach to Childbirth, Nutrition, Parenting and Breastfeeding. Please feel free to call us or Email us by using the Contact Form on our website.
Given that the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) does not cover our service fees, Maria and her team will work with you to provide alternatives for the budget conscious families by referring you to organizations that have volunteer Doulas, Lactation Counselors and students-in-training.
Private health insurance companies may cover the fees of an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). We know that Great West Life will cover the services of IBCLCs if your employer opts in. Please contact your insurance company and your employer!
Insurance companies covering for Nutritional Counselling services by Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioners (NNCP) are Manulife and Greenshield. Please contact your insurance company and your employer!
In happiness and health,
The VitaNurture Toronto Breastfeeding Team
" The only reason I am breastfeeding today is Maria! Our baby girl lost more than the recommended weight percentage after birth, as all new parents we became very concerned feedings were not going as well as we hoped. One of my good friends highly recommended Maria. We called and she came over to our house that very night. We were desperate and obviously in distress that our brand new baby will need to be put on formula in order to put weight back on.
The first appointment with Maria was the turning point for our breastfeeding experience. Our baby started putting weight on and doubled it by 6 weeks. As new parents we started to relax more and enjoy our little bundle of joy. I can really say that Maria will always be in our hearts for all her help and calm warmness she brought to us when we most needed it. Thanks to her dedication, and perseverance we continue to exclusively breastfeed our baby today. Our baby girl will be all the healthier because of it."