Lactation Consultants, Counselors and Educators

Alberta Independent Registered Lactation Consultants

Shannon Bayer RN, IBCLC, RLC| 403-618-5326
Leah Cadieux IBCLC| 780-299-9354
Pam Davey BSc., IBCLC, CD(DONA) | 780-554-8475
Jenni L Duke PP IBCLC, RN, BSc, LLL Leader (Red Deer and Central Alberta)| 403.596.3853
Krystal Hoople RN, BScN, IBCLC | 780-907-3481
Kim Johnstone IBCLC| 780-490-8902
Fiona Lang-Sharpe IBCLC | 780-886-6818
Erie Melnychuk IBCLC| 780-887-1189
Mimi Pendlebury IBCLC| 403-771-4770
Christine Schubert IBCLC | 403-688-7955    


Certified Lactation Counselors CLC

Arie Brentnall-Compton LE, CLC, CBE | 780-777-9525
Lee-Ann Grenier LE, CBE, CLC, LLL Leader | 780-571-4039
Nadia Houle BSc. (Kines.), R.Ac., CLC | 780919-6870
Taryn McLafferty | 780-717-3717
Stefanie McKinnon CD(DONA), PES, CLC | 780-966-2384
Niko Palmer CD (DONA), PES, CLC | 780-965-6585
Ashley Polimac CLC | 780-236-3575


Certified Breastfeeding Educators

Susan Prendergast MN, RN, NP, CBE| 780-293-6999  


BScN: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

CBE: Certified Breastfeeding Educator

CD: Certified Doula

CLC: Certified Lactation Counselor

IBCLC: International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants

LE: Lactation Educator

LLL: La Leche League

PES: Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

RN: Registered Nurse


We want more lactation consultants who do house calls! We know that there may be many Lactation Consultants in hospital and clinical settings; however most mothers find it difficult to leave home when they have a newborn. They will delay accessing help because of it, which has an impact on her breastfeeding success. We encourage lactation consultants to go to homes and support new mothers within the first days of a baby’s birth.

There are a number of other professionals who can also support your breastfeeding journey without you needing to leave your home. Some Public Health Nurses are certified lactation consultants. You can call the Alberta Public Health line and ask for a nurse who has the IBCLC certification. They can then combine the postpartum home visit with breastfeeding support. Also many senior birth and postpartum doulas have taken breastfeeding courses and can provide a certain level of hands-on support and reassurance. Search for your local doula association website. It will have their names and contact info. La Leche League leaders (LLL) are enthusiastic women who have breastfed their children and are leaders in their community. They can be of great help. Give them a call.