Aibhne, or AJ, (pronounced Aiv-nee, an old Irish Gaelic name meaning “river”), is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, and is on a mission to make breastfeeding support more accessible to families who need it. She most commonly sees families to resolve issues like slow infant weight gain, decreased milk supply, pain or discomfort when breastfeeding, sore or damaged nipples, and babies having difficulty maintaining a latch or who are not yet latching. She has worked in diverse situations, such as with premature, sick infants, surrogacy, adoption, induced lactation, tandem nursing, breast refusal, blocked ducts, engorgement, mastitis as well as breastfeeding twins & multiples and more! Aibhne offers preparatory prenatal breastfeeding consultations and also teaches fun Prenatal & Postnatal Breastfeeding Classes.
Aibhne is a member of the International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA), Canadian Lactation Consultants Association (CLCA), and Lamaze International, and serves as a volunteer on the publications team for ILCA. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Guelph in Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience, and then went on to study at the Centre for Breastfeeding Education in the Lactation Medicine Programme. She had the honour of working with a group of world-renowned breastfeeding specialist pediatricians and lactation consultant mentors while seeing families during her clinical training at the International Breastfeeding Centre.
Aibhne believes that compassionate and sensitive support in healthcare is essential to the safety and well-being of our children and families. In her appointments and classes, she meets you where you are on your journey and provides personalized, supportive guidance, assessments and family care plans absolutely free of judgement. She uses practical, real life, evidence-based techniques and solutions-focused approaches and education. She is an advocate for informed self-determination in pregnancy, childbirth and loves working with families to reinvent and empower their breastfeeding relationships.
At home with her daughter Sage she enjoys creating fun projects in their studio & garden, and exploring the piano. She is the proud owner with her partner of Heart of the Woods Soap Shop, where they create self-care routine gift sets for changing bodies in pregnancy & postpartum, and beautiful bar soaps made for sensitive skin.