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Carla Black, RM, IBCLC


My name is Carla Black and I am a Registered Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a member of the Plum Midwifery team. As midwives, we are uniquely positioned to help support clients in clinic, home and hospital settings. If you are not in Plum Midwifery care and are interested in either prenatal or postpartum lactation support services, then please ask your care provider to complete a referral form. With a referral, my services are covered by MSP up to 6 weeks postpartum. If you are a current Plum Midwifery client, contact the office if you would like some specialized support.


About me:

I am passionate about supporting new parents with their feeding journey. As a mother of two, I have lived experience with navigating the emotional and physical journey of feeding a new infant, especially when maternal fatigue is combined with an infant with oral restrictions such as a tongue tie. As part of my midwifery training I certified as a lactation consultant and spent time training at the International Breastfeeding Centre in Toronto. My approach is family centred and flexible to your unique needs and wishes. I have been supporting families to find success in their feeding journeys since 2013.


My services:

My visits can either take place on the phone or in person at either the Plum Midwifery clinic in Tin Town or at your home, depending on your needs and my availability. I will contact you by phone or e-mail once your referral is received by Plum Midwifery within 1-2 business days.


Indications for postpartum consultation may include:

  • Transitioning to breast and or bottle feeding at home from NICU

  • Low milk supply

  • Poor milk transfer/low weight gain

  • Painful latch or not yet latched babe

  • Nipple shield use or weaning off shield

  • Accessing for tongue tie and sucking skills

  • Feeding multiples

  • Pump use and flange fittings

  • Prevention or treatment of thrush, mastitis, milk blebs, vasospasm

  • Ergonomics for feeding with varying abilities


Indications for prenatal counselling may include:

  • history of low milk supply

  • expected multiples

  • history of baby with tongue tie or painful latch

  • limited mammary changes in pregnancy

  • history of chest or breast surgery

  • Planned co-feeding, chest feeding or lactation initiation in non-pregnant parent


I look forward to meeting you!





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