Hello and welcome.
My name is Tamika Newman and I am a Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). As of January 2015 I have joined the team at My Own Midwives GC at the Ashmore clinic on the Gold Coast. I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic team of wonderful practitioners who are providing exceptional care for women and their babies. You can find out all about their wonderful services here.
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.