Naomi Higenbottam, IBCLC, RN, BScN, CNP, MPH

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

My Approach

I take a personalized approach to lactation support. I use evidenced based research to inform my suggestions and use my counselling skills to help parents navigate parenthood. I feel very strongly that parents should be given all the options in a situation so that they can make informed decisions about their breastfeeding/chestfeeding journey.

What to expect

  • Thorough history taking of the pregnancy, birth, medical issues of parent and baby, breastfeeding / lactation journey up to our appointment
  • Observe a full breastfeeding session / pumping session / bottle feeding session depending on the situation, as well as examination of parent and baby for physical issues which may impact breastfeeding/lactation
  • Feeding plan and/or referral to address the noted issues, includes free email follow up to adapt plan as needed

Bio

Naomi is a Lactation Consultant, Registered Nurse and Certified Nutritional Practitioner. She completed her breastfeeding education at the The International Institute of Human Lactation Inc and is a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from York University and a Masters of Public Health degree from The University of Waterloo. Naomi completed a Diploma of Holistic Nutrition and Naturally Designed Pregnancy Certification at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. Naomi also completed Herbalism Level 1 through Herbal Academy and has a line of organic herbal body care products. 
Naomi has worked with breastfeeding moms for over 5 years. Naomi believes that each individual is unique in their journey to optimal health. She take a holistic approach to health and works with women and families to determine root causes of issues and works together with clients to help them achieve their personal breastfeeding goals. 
 
Naomi is a mom of 2 and has been breastfeeding in succession for 3.5 years and still currently breastfeeding her daughter. She is happiest outside in the forest with her partner and kids. She has 3 chickens and dog. In her spare time you’ll find her practicing yoga, in the garden or drinking chai tea lattes with homemade almond milk. 

 

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