About Beth Crummey

Registered Nurse, Certified Lactation Consultant

Beth is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with a passion for working with breastfeeding infants and their families.

Given the health benefits that breastfeeding provides to infants, children and mothers, it is her intention to offer a service to families to support them through their breastfeeding experiences. Breastfeeding is a learning process that takes time for both mothers and babies. Research has shown that mothers often discontinue breastfeeding when they experience nipple or breast pain, difficulties with latching the baby to the breast and perceived or actual milk supply issues.

Challenges with breastfeeding are normal and can often be overcome with timely support. As an IBCLC, Beth is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding and assists families to meet their breastfeeding goals.

Beth graduated from Western Regional school of Nursing and went on to complete her Masters of Nursing through Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has been an IBCLC since 2000. She has a strong background in perinatal nursing, having worked on the Maternal Newborn Unit of Western Health for her entire nursing career. She completed
the Perinatal Certification with the Canadian Nurses Association in 2007 and a Masters of Nursing in 2011.

Beth looks forward to pursing her passion related to breastfeeding management within Veitch Wellness Centre. She welcomes a collaborative approach with other healthcare providers who are involved with her breastfeeding clients.

Referrals to a Lactation Consultant can be for the following issues:

– inconsistent ability to effectively latch at breast
– insufficient milk supply
– delayed onset of milk supply
– nipple pain
– breast pain
– engorgement
– blocked ducts
– other