Registered Midwife & Lactation Consultant
The Milk Maven
Breastfeeding /Chestfeeding problems may be common, but they are not normal.
It may be true that many people experience challenges, but that does not mean it should be expected, accepted or ignored. Good quality, effective feeding is fundamental to the survival of a baby. Anything that impacts a baby's ability to feed well is something wrong in the baby's world and disruptive to the life of whole family.
Seeing so many families struggle with breastfeeding during my Midwifery practice I developed a special interest in lactation medicine. To expand my Midwifery skills and scope I became an IBLCE board-certified Lactation Consultant. Since then I have been dedicated to improving infant feeding support for families through continuing education in lactation medicine, improving breastfeeding policies and practices in my community hospital. I also have specialized advanced clinical training in Ankyloglossia (Tongue Tie) management and have developed a network of professionals to help families navigate their options.
I bring to my practice a strong academic background in the anatomy and physiology of childbearing & Lactation, a passion for evidence-based clinical practice, a clear communication style and deep compassion for your struggles. Together we can work through any challenge and get you back on track to meet your infant feeding goals.
I look forward to meeting with you!
Jillian Simon, RM IBCLC
As a new mom I was exhausted, sore and unsure my newborn was receiving enough milk. Jill was my family's saviour! She came over immediately to show me how to properly latch my baby. She also educated us on how to know my baby was drinking enough milk. Most importantly, she put our minds at ease regarding the stresses of being new parents. Having Jill there to answer all our questions meant the world to us. I highly recommend her.
Yvonne L. new mom, Delta