Meet our Team Meet our Team

Meet our new team!

I am excited to announce that my first set of mentees have graduated my “Lactation Doula” course and are ready to serve families across the Lower Mainland!

What’s the difference between a lactation consultant and a lactation doula?

A Lactation Consultant has passed the International Board Certification exam. To become certified as a lactation consultant requires many hours of clinical experience as well as health science and lactation education. Many extended health insurances reimburse clients with an official receipt. Please ask your insurance company if your plan does.

A Lactation Doula, a term we came up with, is a doula who has done Mama Milk’s extensive mentorship program. They started the mentorship program with lots of experience supporting families under their belt. After many hours of observing and consulting with Shaz, IBCLC and founder of Mama Milk, they are now better trained to help with most breastfeeding challenges, more like a specialized doula focusing on breastfeeding.

At Mama Milk, we will be working together as a team now. Each person is liable for their own recommendations but we are all on the same page. We can communicate together via our notes on the Jane App. So if you see a different person in your follow up, they will be aware of your previous session.

Shahrzad (Shaz) Tayebi, IBCLC, CST

My name is Shahrzad Tayebi, call me Shaz for short. Thanks for dropping by 🙂

I am a proud mother of 2 amazing kids, a 26 year old daughter and a 15 year old son. We live in the beautiful city of North Vancouver, BC.

I have a B.Sc in Midwifery from Iran and practiced midwifery for more than 18 years there (not a registered midwife here in Canada though). My love and passion in breastfeeding led me to study human lactation and breastfeeding challenges and become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2013. I taught the Breastfeeding Course for Healthcare Providers at Douglas College until 2019.

With the birth of my son, who has Down Syndrome, I researched on how I could possibly help him with the challenges he’ll have and came across Craniosacral Therapy a lot. No one knew about it in Iran, so when I came to Canada when he was 2, I started him with treatments. It helped him a great deal. I quickly realized that this is the thing he needs, so I studied it at Langara College and in 2014 became a Craniosacral Therapist myself. It has been life changing for us. This is one of the many blessings he has brought to my life, because not only am I treating him, but now I am helping other people as well

Kelsey

My passion for birth work & lactation support began in 2001 during my first pregnancy.

I spent many years volunteering as a Leader with La Leche League Canada. My path to becoming a Birth & Postpartum Doula definitely chose me! Mentoring with MamaMilk has definitely fine tuned my support skills with such a varied and mammalian approach that I see the results of with my clients!

Lily

Lily

Lily is a postpartum doula and breastfeeding Doula. Her decades of experience as a mother (to 4 daughters), and educator, have taught her that breastfeeding is a direct and natural continuation of the birth process. It has critical impact on baby and mother attachment. Lily supports breastfeeding with a natural approach and her goal is to support every mother who chooses so to breastfeed comfortably as long as she wishes.   

Erin

Erin has been passionate about breastfeeding since the birth of her first child. She has been helping parents breastfeed as a La Leche League Leader and a doula since 2016.
Erin wants to empower parents to feel like the experts on their baby and provides evidence based information to help you on that journey.

Home visits:

Lactation Consultant $230 + GST

60-90 min session with a written plan + text follow up 

My approach is to give you wings and enable you so you don’t need my continuous presence.

Lactation Doula $115 + GST

60-90 min session + text follow up

Request a Home Visit:

Office visits with lactation consultant:

Community clinic

Semi private (there will be another family too): $30 + GST 1 hour  Mondays

You will be helped by a mentee in their last stage of mentorship with Shaz’s supervision

Private consultation with Shaz

Private: $150 + GST   1.5hr  Tuesdays 

You will receive a written plan as a summary of the appointment

 Office Address: 3569 Commercial Street (not Commercial Drive)

    “We’re Mammals“ focuses on the newborn’s innate ability to breastfeed.
    Demonstrating baby’s feeding tools and the fact that they can breastfeed at least as good as a kitten can!

    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    PHONE

    +1 (604) 340 6684

    EMAIL

    info@mamamilk.ca