The Alex Breastfeeding Clinic, located in The Alex Community Health Centre, provides breastfeeding support to new mothers, fathers and babies. The clinic is staffed by doctors who are International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants.
Clients can be referred to the clinic by a physician, public health nurse, or lactation consultant – or they can self-refer. Clients must have a valid Alberta Health Care card and be breastfeeding or pumping to feed baby expressed milk.
Initial appointments at the clinic will include an assessment to determine a client’s breastfeeding concerns (low supply, poor latch, tongue tie, etc). Mom will nurse the baby at the appointment and the baby will be weighed before and after the feeding. Using the weights, doctors can determine how much milk the baby is taking during a feeding. Follow-up appointments are scheduled as necessary to address any concerns that are identified.
Dr. Shawna Lamond
Staff Physician and Clinical Director of the Alex Breastfeeding Clinic
Dr. Lamond loves her work as a lactation physician at The Alex Breastfeeding Clinic! She feels fortunate to work with babies and their parents, working to support them during their breastfeeding journey. She also works as a family physician and enjoys teaching and learning from medical students, residents and fellow physicians. In her spare time, Dr. Lamond loves to travel and find adventure with her husband and two sons. They mountain bike, hike, ski and rock climb as a family any chance they get!
Dr. Lamond is also a Clinical Lecturer Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine
Dr. Shirline Chia
Dr Shirline Chia MD, CCFP is a graduate from University of Calgary. She went on to complete her family medicine residency with additional training in Women’s Health. She keeps busy as a family physician with a special interest in clinical breastfeeding management, women’s health and prenatal care. She has 2 young boys.
Dr. Brooke Miller
Dr. Brooke Miller is proud to be one of the physicians at the Alex Breastfeeding Clinic! She is also a family physician at Crowfoot Village Family Practice caring for patients of all ages. Dr. Miller was raised in Edmonton and completed medical school at University of Alberta prior to moving to Calgary to complete her residency training. She discovered her passion for breastfeeding medicine during her training and feels so fortunate to be able to support families in their breastfeeding journey. In her spare time, Brooke is also a Ukrainian dancer and enjoys cooking and baking.
Self-refer to our Breastfeeding Clinic
Fill out the Self-Assessment form and submit to our clinic, then call 403-513-7415 to book your appointment.
Location and Hours
#102 2840 2 Ave SE
(*note new location at our new Community Health Centre*)
Monday to Friday
9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Call us at 403-513-7415 for more information.