About Paula


Paula Schikkerling is a Registered Midwife and IBCLC (Lactation Consultant) who specializes in breast/chestfeeding challenges including nipple pain, tongue tie assessments, babies slow-to-gain, low milk supply, oversupply, management of blocked ducts/mastitis, pumping, appropriate use of nipple shields (including weaning off) and SNS/syringe/bottle feeding. 

Paula also offers prenatal lactation consultations to help first-time parents to prepare and for experienced parents who had a challenging time breast/chestfeeding or pumping with a previous baby.

Consults are offered in person and via telehealth. They are covered by MSP up to 6 weeks postpartum with a referral from a midwife, doctor or nurse.

Please see her referral form for your care provider to fill out and fax/email back to Paula. 

While you are awaiting the referral to be sent, please contact Paula directly to book an appointment. 


IBCLC – Board Certified Lactation Consultant – 2021

Bachelor of Midwifery – Faculty of Medicine, UBC 2015

Bachelor of Arts – Women’s Studies, UBC 2010

Douglas College Perinatal Program:

–      DONA Birth Doula Training – 2004

–      DONA Postpartum Doula Training – 2004

–      40hr Breastfeeding Course for Health Care Providers – 2009

–      Annual Breastfeeding Education Day – 2009, 2010

Fir Square Inter-professional Doula Program – 2010 – 2011

Neonatal Resuscitation Program – annually since 2012

CPR for Healthcare Providers – biennially since 2012

Seven Generations Cultural Safety Training – 2016

Indigenous Cultural Competency Training – 2015

Supporting Normalcy in Childbirth Workshop with Penny Simkin – 2009