Toronto Love: Kidcrew Lactation Clinic

 Photo by Jo Frances

Photo by Jo Frances

Excited to launch our weekly post dedicated to Toronto based businesses and supports for expecting and new families entitled Toronto Love. To kick it off we are sharing a write up from the incredible new lactation clinic at Kidcrew. This is a fantastic new breastfeeding/chestfeeding resource staffed with some of Torontos finest lactation consultants. If your are encountering a few hurtles in your nursing journey we can't recommend Kidcrew enough! Read on below about the services/supports they provide

Kidcrew is a forward-thinking clinic focused on patient experience, family centered-care and wellness for children and families of all ages. With a mandate that includes providing mothers with superior lactation support, our team includes two International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and pediatricians trained to release tongue ties.  Kidcrew is located in central Toronto at the intersection of Bathurst and St. Clair. 

We are aware that there may be circumstances where your birth and / or postpartum clients are unable to afford a home visit and that it is sometimes challenging to find support for clients that require a tongue tie release or a speedy prescription for necessary medication.  We aim to provide central, affordable and year-round lactation support to help breastfeeding dyads succeed in reaching their goals. 

Mothers seen at Kidcrew will have a one on one 60 minute appointment with one of our lactation consultants.  Latching, feeding management and other breastfeeding concerns will be addressed.  Baby will then be examined by one of our pediatricians.  This examination will include an assessment for tongue-tie and release if necessary. 

Currently, the Kidcrew Lactation clinic is open on Wednesdays and Fridays with additional timing being added due to demand.   The cost to families is partially OHIP insured and a consultation is just $65.00 (all taxes included).   Appointments can be made via the Kidcrew website www.kidcrew.com, by calling 416-654-KIDS (5437) or emailing medical@kidcrew.com.  A referral from your client’s doctor, midwife or nurse practitioner is required.

Thank you Kidcrew!! We have referred many families we work with and will continue to do so with confidence.