Lisa and Chantal met through a mutual passion for breastfeeding. They are both mothers and together, have more than ten years of breastfeeding experience. Concerned with low breastfeeding duration rates in Kelowna, they joined forces to create positive change in the community.
Lisa is the mother of three children. In her former life, she completed a degree in Psychology, worked with children with autism and taught dance. These days, Lisa spends lots of time driving her oldest daughter to dance, playing with her son, and breastfeeding her active toddler (think breastfeeding cirque du soleil style!).
Lisa has overcome some breastfeeding hurdles and has learned to appreciate the complex relationship that is breastfeeding. She has breastfed through pregnancy and enjoyed tandem nursing her toddler and baby. She brings a wide array of experience and knowledge to share with mothers at Kelowna Breastfeeding Cafe.
She is an enthusiastic birth doula (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-Ford-Doula/297616566934222) and is happy to advocate for improved breastfeeding support in Kelowna.
Lisa has completed The Douglas College Breastfeeding Course for Health Care Providers and is pleased to use this knowledge as a Doula and Breastfeeding Counsellor.
Chantal is the mother of two children. In her former life, she studied business in Ottawa at La cite collegiale. Following her studies, she discovered the travel bug and did not relent until she explored every continent, except Africa; that's still on the list!
In her experience as a mother, Chantal struggled through the early weeks of breastfeeding. However, with the support of midwives, La Leche League and other wise women, she overcame those difficulties and carried on to breastfeed her children into toddlerhood.
She is happy to share her experience and support mothers in our community at Kelowna Breastfeeding Cafe.
Chantal has completed The Douglas College Breastfeeding Course for Health Care Providers and is happy to serve the community as a Breastfeeding Counsellor.