International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Tammy is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice. She is available to work with mothers and their infants to help them reach their breastfeeding goals.
Tammy has worked in a variety of health care settings for 20 years, helping families to care for their infants and learning to breastfeed. She has a Diploma in Nursing from St. Boniface School of Nursing in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Victoria. She also holds a Neonatal Specialty Certificate from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2001.
Tammy is able to meet with you in the comfort of your home, providing knowledge, guidance and expertise in helping you reach your breastfeeding goals.
Tammy also works in the acute care setting, the community setting, as well as instructing a course for Health Care Providers in teaching breastfeeding. She is a member of the BC Lactation Consultant’s Association. She is a member of the non-profit group, the South Vancouver Breastfeeding Matters Group. She is a member of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Breastfeeding Committee.
Tammy is also the mother of three wonderful children.
“Breastfeeding is a learned art and skill with proven benefits to mother, baby, family and society. To maximize these benefits, lactation consultants function as members of the health care team, with their primary focus on breastfeeding. The overall goals of the lactation consultant are to enable mothers and families to make informed feeding choices, initiate and maintain lactation, overcome obstacles, prevent premature weaning and enhance maternal role satisfaction.”
– Tammy Timms
Tips for Getting Started
- Learn about all the benefits breastfeeding offers for moms and babies, families and communities
- Nurse your baby as soon as possible after delivery. Latch babe deeply onto the breast
- Keep babe in skin-to-skin contact with you as much as possible
- If you and babe are separated at delivery, begin hand expression and pumping to stimulate your milk supply
- Seek help early on if you need it
- Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy your baby
Offering Education and support for Breastfeeding Families
Office Phone: (778) 432-4412