We are proud to be expanding our breastfeeding services to now include lactation consulting directly in our wellness centre. You can now book an appointment to see a lactation consultant directly in our space. Appointments can be made easily online in real time - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With over 10 years experience, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Taya Griffin will be at Yoga Mamas Monday mornings offering one-on-one education and hands on assistance in a supportive and non-judgemental environment. At our breastfeeding clinic, mamas and mamas-to-be will feel empowered to reach their unique breastfeeding goals. You may benefit from investing in a Lactation Consult if:
You are pregnant and have special circumstances (breast surgery, adoption, etc) you wish to address with a lactation specialist
You have sore nipples or breast pain
You are experiencing blocked ducts / mastitis
Your infant is experiencing slow weight gain
You have been told your baby has a "tongue tie"
You are using a nipple shield
Your infant is "fussy"
You have been told you have low milk supply
You need to supplement
You are returning to work early or need to leave your baby and would like to learn the logistics around pumping and bottle-feeding
You are having twins!
You are ready to wean and would like to know how best to support yourself and your baby through the process.
You hear yourself and others saying "breastfeeding is too difficult".
*Please note that if your breastfeeding concern is of an urgent nature Taya Griffin is available for home visits throughout the GTA.
Toronto Yoga Mamas Lactation Consults are offered by Taya Griffin, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
Why an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant? An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (I.B.C.L.C) has passed a fully accredited, rigorous 4-hour examination set by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). Prerequisites for the board examination include thousands of hours of clinical work and dozens of educational credits in Anatomy & Physiology, Cultural Diversity, Psychology & Counselling, Child Development, Nutrition, among others. The IBLCE certification is recognized as the Gold Standard for health professionals working with breastfeeding women, and all I.B.C.L.C.s are required to adhere to IBLCE’s Professional Standards.
Our Lactation Consultant
Taya Griffin Taya is a breastfeeding mother with over 1,000 hours of clinical experience helping mamas to reach their breastfeeding goals.
In 2007, she graduated from the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine with a Professional Diploma in Health Sciences and Homeopathic Medicine. From here, she practiced as a Homeopathic Practitioner with a special interest in pregnancy, pediatrics and women’s conditions.
In 2011, she graduated from the International Breastfeeding Centre/ Newman Breastfeeding Clinic’s Lactation Medicine Program and In 2014 became an Internationally Certified Board Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). In 2019 she attended the IBCLC Master Class in New York learning additional techniques on how to help breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
She teaches a "Breastfeeding Essential for Doulas and Health Care Practitioners" at our clinic and has educated high level executives with a desire to understand more about breastfeeding and how to support breastfeeding mothers. She also teaches yoga and pilates to a variety of clientele, including pre and postnatal mothers.
Upcoming Breastfeeding Workshops
Cancellation Policy: All Wellness cancellations must be made a minimum of 24 hours, prior to your appointment time. We have a limited amount of Wellness appointments available and they are in high demand. Any appointments cancelled outside of the 24 hours will be charged in full thank you for your understanding.
Please note that we do not offer refunds. Each event/course/training/wellness appt has it's own specific cancellation policy which is listed on each registration page. Please take the time to read these in full prior to registering. Each event/appointment that we run is in partnership with a practitioner who is focusing their independent career in pre and postnatal health. This is their beautiful livelihood. This is why we have these policies in place. Thank you very much for your understanding. Jamie Kalynuik, Founder of Yoga Mamas