Ashley Pickett is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in private practice. On top of working as part of our doula, consultation and education team here at Mums & Tums Canada, she also works as a part time staff member at the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic and Institute in Toronto, as well as holds office hours at her private space in Oakville. Ashley graduated the Lactation Medicine program at the International Breastfeeding Clinic (IBC), shortly after being a patient herself and seeing her own breastfeeding challenges resolve with the Newman approach. She was certain that she needed to provide this excellent care to others!
Ashley is also a DONA trained birth doula, CAPPA trained postpartum doula and as a Type 1 diabetic herself, especially enjoys providing care and guidelines for families navigating diabetic pregnancies and breastfeeding journeys. Along with doula and lactation work, Ashley holds many certifications from Canadian Babywearing School, is an Infant Sleep Educator, an Attached at the Heart Parent Educator and is working towards a certification in Infant Mental Health. She teaches classes and workshops, as well as works one on one with families discussing these topics.
To find out more about the classes she runs, or to request a one-on-one consultation with her to support either your breastfeeding journey, or to help better understand your infant's sleep patterns and how to get more sleep yourself, please don't hesitate to contact us now!
Taya is a breastfeeding mother with over 700 hours of clinical experience helping parents achieve their breastfeeding goals.
Graduating in 2000 from Queen's University with a BCOMM, Taya originally went into the corporate world of strategy consulting and banking, working in the industry for four years. After leaving the corporate world, she received her Yoga Teacher Training Certificate in Cape Town, South Africa and her Classical Pilates Certification in Hong Kong, China. She continues to teach yoga and pilates to pre and postnatal parents.
In 2007, Taya graduated from the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine with a Professional Diploma in Health Sciences and Homeopathic Medicine. She practiced as a Homeopathic Practitioner with a special interest in pregnancy, pediatrics and women's conditions.
In 2011, she then graduated from the International Breastfeeding Centre/Newman Breastfeeding Clinic's Lactation Medicine program where Taya worked as an intern directly under Dr. Jack Newman and Edith Kernerman. In 2014, she became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Taya is one of the provinces best IBCLC's and, similarly to Ashley, she offers classes and workshops as well as works one-on-one with families across Toronto and the GTA. Find out more by contacting us now!