My passion for supporting mothers began in 2012 when our first child was born. I was suddenly the only person that could soothe this tiny human, and even though my partner was ever present he was just as clueless as I was!
I found a motherhood support group and found so much comfort and reassurance speaking with people who shared my worries, frustrations, and triumphs. Over the next two years I grew into my role of wife, mother, and nurse; but something was missing.
I decided that I was going to be the support to others that was so beneficial to me in that first uncertain year of motherhood. I returned to college and completed my perinatal certificate, graduating with honors. I began working on the mother baby unit at Guelph General Hospital in 2014.
In the fall of 2015 we welcomed our second child and my love of supporting mothers grew. I returned to school to complete the lactation consultant program. I successfully wrote my exam with the International Lactation Consultant Association and achieved the title International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in the spring of 2017 and Lindsay Pravato, IBCLC was born!
I have been helping parents achieve their feeding goals in the comfort of their own homes ever since.
Typically 90 minutes in length the initial consultation is our starting point
We will discuss what has been going well, and what you wish would be going better
After a full assessment of mum, babe, and feeding I will write out a custom feeding plan to support your feeding goals
If necessary, I will make referrals to other professionals I think would be of benefit ie. physiotherapy,
chiropractic care, tongue tie release, or osteopathy
Typically 60 minutes in length the follow up visit is our next step
We will discuss how things have been going, and complete a feed
If necessary we will make changes to your feeding plan
Typically 30 minutes in length the peace of mind visit is a a quick check in to provide reassurance
that things are going well
Available to existing clients with a set feeding plan