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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.


Individualised visits in the comfort of your own home.

Preparation for breastfeeding - during pregnancy
Time to talk about breastfeeding your baby. Explore your feelings and expectations about breastfeeding and managing the early postnatal period so that you are more likely to have a satisfying experience and know how to access help, generally lasting 1 - 1½ hours.

Initial consultation visit with your baby
This will involve a detailed discussion of your breastfeeding history, assessment of your present situation, suggestion of options and formation of an agreed plan to suit your individual needs, generally lasting 1 - 1½ hours.

Initial consultation plus tongue-tie division (Frenulotomy)
This will involve taking a medical, obstetric and breastfeeding history and assessing your baby's tongue-tie. You will be fully informed about the procedure, the benefits and the potential risks. If you consent then your baby's tongue-tie will be divided and breastfeeding support will be given afterwards. If the decision is made not to have the procedure done you will be offered support with other strategies to help resolve your feeding difficulties, generally lasting 1½ to 2 hours.


Type of visit Cost - weekday (IOW) Cost - weekend, bank holiday, after 7pm (IOW) Cost - travel Cost - other
Preparation for breastfeeding - during pregnancy 70 (90) 95 (115) Car travel - prices quoted include travel costs within 5 miles from Southsea.
Beyond this there will be a charge of 1 / mile for the journey.


Full train / ferry or hovercraft cost.
NHS referrals incur a 10 administrative charge.

Cancellation fee: if a visit is cancelled within 24 hours of the appointment a charge of 20 will be due plus any travel costs incurred. Thank you.
Initial consultation visit with your baby 75 (95) 100 (120)
Initial consultation plus tongue-tie division 100 (120) 125 (145)
Follow up support visits after initial consultation / tongue-tie division including re-divisions 60 (80) 85 (105)

Please contact me for individualised support packages and small group sessions.

Payments conditions
I would be grateful if:
Individual home and group visits are paid for at the end of each session.
Home visiting package is paid in full at the end of the initial visit.
Vouchers sent on receipt of payment.
Transactions please by cheque, cash or direct bank transfer (I can supply my bank details at the end of your visit)

Gift Vouchers
A present for parents to be or new parents £30 minimum, additional increments of £10 - please do contact me to arrange.

The News, comunity Nurse of the Year Award 2012 Breastfeeding Matters, breastfeeding support, tougue-tie divisions, Portsmouth and Hampshire

Professional Indemnity Insurance is provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd.

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Lynn Timms