Tamika Newman – Lactation Consultant

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I am a Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. For the past ten years I have been working in a large tertiary hospital where the majority of my time was spent assisting women establish breastfeeding. Since I gained the qualification of International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2010, I have been able to apply my knowledge gained from my midwifery work and focus and expand on the finer details of human lactation.

Throughout my years of practice, I have stayed current with latest evidence based practices by attended many conferences and spending countless hours studying all things related to infant feeding, growth, sleep and development. I am also very interested in oral anomalies such as tongue/lip ties and enjoy working with families to correct and establish effective feeding strategies.

As a mother of two beautiful children I understand just how important breastfeeding support is to establishing and maintaining a good breastfeeding relationship. I am extremely passionate about assisting mothers during their transition to motherhood and particularly enjoy working with mothers to help meet their own personal goals during their unique breastfeeding journey.

Tamika works at our Ashmore clinic and specialises in the following:
– Antenatal management plans (eg. Mothers with gestational diabetes, twins, history of problems)
– Correct attachment techniques
– Mastitis
– Damage/cracked nipples
– Painful attachment
– Low milk production
– Forceful let down
– Reflux/unsettled babies
– Tongue/lip tie diagnosis and management
– Low weight gain
Please contact Tamika on 0409 762 960 or tnewmanlc@live.com.au to make an appointment.