Whether you’re breastfeeding for the first time or just in need of a tune-up, our board-certified Lactation Consultants will help you build breastfeeding confidence and develop a personalized plan that works for you and your baby. No shame, guaranteed.
Make breastfeeding the life of the party. Host a private group workshop with up to 10 moms or expecting moms-to-be.
One-on-one, hands-on coaching and support with an experienced Lactation Consultant. At the hospital or in the comfort of your home.
Telehealth video consults from your phone, tablet or computer. Secure and HIPAA compliant. iOS, Android, Web.
Host a group breastfeeding workshop with up to 10 moms or expecting moms-to-be.
As a Registered Nurse and Lactation Consultant, I’ve had the opportunity to support thousands of moms through the breastfeeding process. From a world-class children’s hospital to the frontlines of public health, my experience has taught me that every mom and baby are unique, and there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach.
I’ve also learned that my profession is not always synonymous with consistency or quality. I continue to hear horror stories from moms who describe their past Lactation Consultants as “hard-line nipple Nazis” or “granola-munching hippies”. At the same time, breastfeeding is quickly becoming a hot-button political issue. Some feel the need to self-righteously shame moms who aren’t able or willing to breastfeed, while others justify their choice to bottle-feed by resenting or even rejecting the most fundamental evidence-based research on infant health. And for the small percentage of moms who are able to breastfeed effortlessly, it can be difficult to understand the deep-rooted barriers that inhibit so many women from successfully breastfeeding or seeking help to do so — not just physical, but social, cultural, and political.
I founded Boob & Bottle to provide a more balanced, non-judgmental approach to breastfeeding that works for moms, not against them. My mission is to align the leading science of the day with the unique needs of each and every mom, never losing sight of the fact that the best approach is always the one that works for you and your baby.
Samantha McLeod, MN, RN, IBCLC
Founder, Boob & Bottle
"Samantha was a great support for me during a challenging time breastfeeding my first child. She offered unbiased support in favor of options that would benefit both baby and me. Her guidance and caring nature made me feel comfortable questioning decisions between breast and bottle feeding. Samantha is a wealth of knowledge grounded in best practice, and I will definitely be seeking her support if needed with baby # two"— Andrea, Mother of two, Yellowknife, NT
"I would like to express praise and gratitude to my Lactation Consultant Samantha. Her knowledge and support of breastfeeding is incredible. She has excellent communication skills and encourages client autonomy"— Kate, Mother of twins, Slave Lake, AB
"I was extremely impressed by Samantha's knowledge and expertise. She is a great communicator and has a way of making you feel comfortable and relaxed. I can't say enough good things about her. Simply the best!"— Marcia, Mother of two, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
"As a mother of three, and now a grandmother of two, I know first-hand that breastfeeding can be a lot more stressful and complicated than you expect. That's why I make a point to send Samantha to every new mother that I know. They always rave about her and are grateful for the recommendation. Samantha is so knowledgeable and has such a lovely bedside manner, I only wish that I had someone like her to help me when I first had my children."— Karen, Grandmother of two, Edmonton, AB
"Samantha made me feel extremely comfortable and helped me to achieve a comfortable latch. She was able to teach me about my baby and helped build my confidence related to breastfeeding. Forever grateful."— Marie, Edmonton, AB