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©2018 by Baby's First Sips

Kim Dart RN, MSN, PNC, IBCLC

Newborn

Welcome to Baby's First Sips

In-Home Lactation Consulting, Support, and Education for Families throughout the Greater Toronto Area

 

Introducing ...

Private Sleep Consultations!!

Baby's First Sips is now offering private sleep consultations for parents looking for support and guidance in establishing healthy sleep habits for their baby. It is known that good sleep is not only essential to your baby's growth and development, but for the whole family's well being. While sleep itself is a natural process, developing healthy sleep habits is a learned skill. With so many conflicting opinions on sleep from books, professionals, family and friends, it can be overwhelming for parents to choose the best sleep approach for their family. I am here to help!

 

Our Passion

Baby’s First Sips is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant/ Registered Perinatal Nurse provider of in-home breastfeeding support, and education for families throughout the Greater Toronto Area.


Our purpose and passion is to help parents navigate through any of the multitude of breastfeeding issues that may arise. Depending on your needs, it might be answering questions, clarifying something you might have heard, or offering of support. Other times it can be more challenging issues. In all cases we are here to help. And we do this in the most caring and supportive environment possible: in your own home.


Since we come to you, there is no stress travelling with your newborn and trying to get to an appointment on time. We help you create the perfect nursing environment in your home and then give you the support & guidance to make it work best for you and your baby. Everything is done in your home, where you’re most comfortable, in control, and at ease.


Common Breastfeeding Challenges

  • Sore nipples and/or breast pain

  • Latching & Positioning

  • Baby weight gain

  • Milk supply

  • Preterm baby

  • Jaundice

  • Gassy baby

  • Fussy at breast

  • Breast refusal

  • Plugged ducts and Mastitis

  • Breast Augmentation/Reduction 

  • Tongue-tie

  • Flat or Inverted nipples

 

Our Services

Unique blend of In-Home services to support and provide education for your growing family.

 
Prenancy in White
Newborn
Mother Breastfeeding Baby

Prenatal Classes

One-on-One or group child birth and breastfeeding sessions in the comfort of your own home

In-Hospital Breastfeeding Support

Throughout the year, we provide our residents with Assisted Living to make sure there’s always something exciting to look forward to at Baby's First Sips. It’s just one of the things that sets our Nursing Home apart from the rest. We’re passionate about providing opportunities for our residents to make new memories and friends while enjoying our services.

In-Home Breastfeeding Support

There comes a point in everyone’s life when they may no longer be able to take care of themselves. Nature calls for the families of each individual to take care of them, just as they were cared for when they were young. Unfortunately, careers and other matters of modern life can often make this a difficult task. Baby's First Sips provides the support that retirees and their families require, including Medication Monitoring services, which we are more than happy to offer.

What They’re Saying About Us

Straight from the Source

 

"Kim was so quickly available for me when I needed her most! My newborn was 8 days old and although I breastfed my first son fairly easily it wasn't the case this time around. I had engorgement, cracked nipples, bleeding, latch issues and I just wasn't sure if my baby was feeding properly. Sometimes it hurt, sometimes it didn't. Sometimes he would just fall asleep on the boob and I felt like all I was doing was feeding... I needed some clarity from someone else. 
Kim came in and was so kind, friendly, non-judgmental and listened to all of my concerns. She made me feel calm and very comfortable. It is obvious that she loves what she does and she knew exactly how to coach me. If you are unsure of what you are doing, or think you know but just want some reassurance, I highly recommend you contact Kim. This is an important time and process for your baby's health and worth every dime! Not to mention some health care spending accounts, through benefit plans, will cover it! I was lucky and mine did! Good Luck new Mummies!!!"

Pamela Thornton

"Kim's visits provided an excellent blend of support, encouragement and information. She had a wealth of knowledge about breastfeeding techniques and community resources and an easy way of combining this professional knowledge with her personal experience as a mother of four children. Through many weeks of visiting, Kim was consistently both kind and professional, available and immensely patient in answering the many questions I had as a new mom."

Carla Zucchero Sarracini

"I found the workshop very informative. It taught me a lot and will be very helpful in the future."


"Interactive, practical and very positive instructor (enthusiasm). Thank you so much - I learned a lot of really applicable information." 

"Very informative with a wide variety of options, choices and potential conditions of breastfeeding. Kim is a wonderful facilitator."

"Learning about all the myths of breastfeeding."

Feedback from the Breastfeeding 101 Workshop Participants

Resources

Links to valuable evidence-based resources

 

Prenatal Education

Evidence-based online tool identifying universal key messages related to prenatal care, labour support, newborn health and breastfeeding.

Ontario's Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre

Health promotion initiatives to enhance the health of expectant, new parents, new borns and young children.

Practical Breastfeeding Information

Reliable and well-researched information based on Dr. Jack Newman's evidence-based practice at the International Breastfeeding Centre.