Infection Control Policy
Recent developments with Covid-19 have led to increased diligence and awareness of infection transmission and control. Breastfeeding is the best thing you can do to protect your baby during these times. Breast milk gives your infant with important immune system-boosting compounds that no other feeding method provides. I want to assist you to ensure that you are able to give your baby the best nutrition and immune support at this time.
Home visits by health professionals are a convenient and easy way to obtain personalized health education, information, assessments and recommendations. In-person assessments are crucial when there are concerns about infant and maternal well-being. A full breast assessment, infant oral assessment, infant weights (to determine the amount of milk they are taking in during a feed), proper assessment of breastfeeding positioning, etc, cannot be reliably performed via telephone or online video conferencing.
As an experienced Registered Nurse, I am fully aware of Provincial infection control policies, and have adapted them into my unique practice. Here, I have outlined the materials I use in my assessments, and the methods I use to best protect my clients and their infants.
Please feel free to contact me via phone or email with any questions or concerns.