Lynn will be at the Southsea Sling session at Watkins and Faux on Wed 13th March 2019 from 9.30 am - 12 midday for any feeding questions. If you prefer to book a slot for a more personal conversation please do contact me on 07851 069146 for your own 30 minutes at 15.

Photo of Lynn Timms, Lactation Consultant and Toungue-tie treatment. Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Lynn Timms, Registered Nurse, Health Visitor ( Dip), BSc (Hons) Psychology , International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Lactation Consultant.
International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants.
Providing breastfeeding preparation and support in your own home.
Frenulotomy (tongue tie division) procedure available.
Teacher of Developmental Baby Massage and Movement.
Serving Portsmouth , the Isle of Wight and the surrounding Hampshire area.

Updated 31.01.19
Whilst the Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners, our legal team and I continue to await a decision from the CQC, a lady called Lucy Ru has set up this petition I quote from her posting.

"...OK Enough is enough..for over a month now many private tongue-tie practitioners have been unable to practice due to ( still) an unclarified issue with the CQC . This means that babies and mothers are waiting in some cases several weeks for a tongue-tie division. They no longer have a choice of provider . Practitioners are losing their livelihoods . There is an extra burden on the already stretched NHS services and practitioners as a result . We need answers. Families need answers. Now."

Please show your support by signing her petition by following the link below:
Reinstate private tongue tie practitioners

Updated 09.01.19
Regarding the recent regulatory issue affecting many independent midwives and nurses who provide tongue tie division.

The Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners have sought clarification about whether registration with the Care Quality Commission is necessary and as a result legal advice was taken

Because of this advice and whilst we are waiting for a definitive answer from the CQC, I , alongside many other practitioners, have chosen to voluntarily suspend frenulotomy (tongue-tie division) services following advice from the legal team.

Some members are not affected because they are registered with the CQC, others are choosing to continue to practice based on individual communication with the CQC.

Locally for families in Portsmouth and Hampshire the Neighbourhood Midwives are the only private service who are CQC registered

I am fully aware of the impact on local families and as a core member of the ATP committee please be reassured I and my colleagues are working closely with the legal team to resolve this issue as quickly as possible

I will update this information as soon as I have more information to share.

Meanwhile I continue to provide:

  • tongue-tie assessment and NHS referral
  • breastfeeding and infant feeding support in your home and group setting
  • baby massage
  • training sessions for professionals

Welcome to Breastfeeding Matters, my name is Lynn Timms and I provide breastfeeding support and tongue-tie divisions, on a private basis, in the Portsmouth, Hampshire and Isle of Wight area.

I am a fully qualified International Board of Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Registered Nurse, a member of the Lactation Consultants of Great Britain (LCGB) and the Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners (ATP). You can find more detailed information about my training, qualifications and background on the About Me page.

You will find information about the services that I provide here on the website, but if you need more information you can download my Breastfeeding Matters printable leaflet which outlines my services and has full contact details. The leaflet is in .pdf format, so you will need to have Adode Reader installed on your PC, the leaflet is best printed double sided. Use the following link to go to the Adobe Reader download page, if you require it.

Breastfeeding Matters Privacy Notice

Breastfeeding Matters is registered with the Information Commissioners Office and in accordance with the new Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to come into place in May 2018 steps have been taken to further improve the handling of the information you have shared with me during consultations, BFM group attendances and Indian Head Massage sessions.

Please visit Privacy Notice page for more info

If you have any questions or queries at all please do feel free to ring or email me, the full details are shown on the contact page. Please bear in mind that I might be with another client when you ring and may therefore be unable to answer your call immediately. So please leave a message including your name and telephone number and I will return your call as soon as I can, thank you for your understanding.

Professional Indemnity Insurance is provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd.

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