COVID-19 Update: while home visits during the pandemic may not be possible, there is a lot we can do virtually! See Services for rates.
About Rumina Lactation
Liana Salvador-Watts RN, IBCLC is a lactation consultant that serves Toronto West neighbourhoods including the Junction, Bloor West, Bloordale, Parkdale, Dundas West, and Etobicoke neighbourhoods with lactation consulting services.
Supporting your family through lactation challenges
Liana Salvador-Watts is a Registered Nurse, prenatal educator and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Liana believes in reproductive justice, a part of which is the right to breastfeed or chestfeed. Her dream is for all parents achieve their own lactation goals, whatever they may be. Liana became a lactation consultant so she could contribute towards making that dream a reality.
Feeling like lactation support can sometimes be judgmental and overly instructive, she decided to start her own private practice. She named her practice after Diva Rumina – the Roman Goddess who protected breastfeeding mothers – with the belief that her job is to empower parents to find the confidence within themselves to meet their own goals in their own way.
Liana is also a former labour and delivery nurse and currently works as a prenatal educator in a downtown Toronto hospital.
What to expect during a lactation consultation
The Rumina Approach is about empowering families to find the confidence within themselves to feed and care for their infants. This means promoting, above all else, your responsive connection with your baby. There are no ‘ideal’ breasts, nipples or bodies for nursing and no ‘right’ way to feed or provide for a baby. All parents have intuition about how best to nurse their baby and it with the right education and support, you can tap into that intuition.
Respect for diversity: I seek to provide care that is empowering to all families regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation and family structure.
Get help to meet your lactation goals by booking a consultation on your phone, tablet or computer. A good portion of a typical in-person consult involves active listening and providing education and reassurance, which can be accomplished virtually!
Please note that during virtual consults breast/chest assessments and oral infant exams will be limited. Referrals to in-person providers may be required in certain circumstances.
$100 /hr includes follow-up
One-on-one consultation, typically 1.5 – 2 hrs, with you and your family in the comfort of your own home.
$220 /session includes follow-up
Prenatal Lactation Class
A session before your baby arrives to discuss your feeding goals and how to get them off to the best start possible. Also available as a virtual session.
$150 /1.5 hr session
Want the benefit of learning how to get off to the best start possible but also have support once your baby is born? This package combines the 1.5 hour prenatal session with the postnatal lactation consultation, which you can book any time after your baby is born. Even when breastfeeding or chestfeeding is going well, new families typically find consults helpful in boosting their confidence.
When you are ready to book, or if you have questions, please call, text, or email.