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.
Beth graduated from Western Regional School of Nursing and completed 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 and is also certified in Healing Touch.
Beth approaches breastfeeding management from a holistic (whole person) and naturopathic perspective and is a member of the Academy of Naturopaths & Naturotherapists of Canada. She can provide clients with a receipt for insurance purposes. Clients can check with their insurance provider for information related to their coverage.
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.
Challenges with breastfeeding are not unusual 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 supports a collaborative approach with other healthcare providers who are involved with her breastfeeding clients as she pursues her passion related to breastfeeding management within Veitch Wellness Centre.
- Referrals to a Lactation Consultant can be for the following issues:
- prenatal questions related to breastfeeding
- pre & post natal breastfeeding education
- difficult or inconsistent latch
- insufficient milk supply
- delayed onset of milk supply
- nipple pain
- breast pain
- blocked ducts
- other breastfeeding issues