Private (paid out-of-pocket) lactation support can be an excellent option for breast/chestfeeding support for many families. While we would all love to see more government funding for lactation, in Edmonton our options are limited and can mean long wait times. With breast/chestfeeding, especially newborns, timely access to support can make a world of difference. Our city is privileged to have a variety of highly skilled IBCLCs to support you in your home, virtually, or in a clinic setting. Private appointments start around $150/initial assessment. IBCLCs can help with everything from latching to bottle feeding, pumping, introducing solids, return to work, and many things in between.