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Health Begins at the Breast

Temporary Medical Leave of Absence

I am sorry to share that I have to tale another leave of absence. I am hoping that soon enough I will be well enough to service you all with feeding your baby. 

I have connected with a lactation educator from Sudbury who is offering virtual visits for Timmins Lactation Services to continue to help our families in the Timmins and surrounding area.

When booking an appointment, you will have the option of Alex Wachelka. Here is her email if you have questions for her before you book: 

Thank you for your understanding. 


Who I Am

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Registered Nurse (RN)

Breastfeeding is an experience unique for each parent-baby pair and may require specialized breastfeeding support to help each family meet their feeding goals. Pamela is specialized in clinical breastfeeding support with many years experience with prenatal breastfeeding education. She has been caring for families in our community for over 13 years, caring for the prenatal family, newborns, older babies, toddlers, and children up to their teens. Pamela has maternity nursing experience that allows her to truly understand your journey and meet your needs. Pamela is a trained positive parenting clinician that understands the importance of parent-child attachment. Pamela also specializes with hands-on experience of helping families promote healthy growth and development during the early years. 
Pamela has lived her whole life in Northern Ontario and understands the northern community and the services available. 
Pamela is very passionate about helping families breastfeed their babies and children while making connections with the family that influence positive health outcomes. And of course, She LOVES babies! 
Connect with Pamela today to find out how she can benefit your family today.

My Services

Prenatal Breastfeeding Education

Pregnancy is a special journey for families, and is a valuable time to learn about the special baby growing inside of you. Schedule your educational sessions to gain knowledge on the amazing gift of breast milk, infant feeding practices related to breastfeeding, as well as skill development on feeding your baby as you prepare for precious baby. 

Session One involves a personal health history, personalized breastfeeding goals development, and education on breastfeeding. This session develops the relationship between the clinician and the family. Session Two builds on the knowledge you gain in Session One and helps you develop the various skills and techniques for feeding your baby and getting breastfeeding off to a good start. 

Service Fees:

Session One - $60.00 & Session Two - $60.00

Each Session is about 75 minutes

Initial Lactation Assessment

Breastfeeding is an experience unique for each mother-baby pair and may require a specialized breastfeeding consultation to help each family meet their infant feeding goals. I offer in-home services that include a thorough assessment of the mother-baby pair, skilled clinical support to meet the family's needs, individualized breastfeeding plan, ongoing evaluation of the lactation journey. I also provide coaching via messaging for about a week after our visit, providing support and encouragement.

Service fee:

$165 for baby younger than 4 months (90 mins)

$95 for baby older than 4 months (60 mins)

Follow-up Lactation Assessment

After working closely with your family,  and  a creating breastfeeding plan specific to your family's needs, it is important to offer ongoing support home visits. Some visits will be brief, while others are longer to ensure that the breastfeeding pair receives optimal professional care and support to meet your infant feeding goals. I provide a few days of breast-feeding coaching to help you achieve the recommendations discussed during the visit. 

Service fee:

$45-$90 for 45-90 mins

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Timmins Lactation Services offers Gift Certificates so you can share the gift of support, education, and health with your loved one. All clients receive ongoing messaging support for a week to help families with their breastfeeding plan and to encourage the family during their breastfeeding journey. 

Package One: $300 (Savings of $30)

Prenatal Breastfeeding Education Sessions (2)

Initial Lactation Assessment Home Visit

One Follow up visit x45 mins 

Package Two: $270 (Savings of $25)

Prenatal Breastfeeding Education Sessions (2) 

Initial Lactation Assessment Home Visit

*Receive a discount when purchasing two or more visits.

Smiling Baby

"Someone blessed me with a gift certificate for Timmins Lactation Services while I was pregnant with my third child.  I struggled to nurse my two first children and wanted so badly to have a success story this time around.  From the moment I met Pamela, I felt comfortable in her presence.  Her calm and supportive approach gave me the confidence I lacked  as I approached breastfeeding entirely differently than I had in the past.  The wealth of knowledge she had to share and her genuine support for my goals has finally helped me achieve a successful breastfeeding story!"

Celine Butler

"For as long as I could remember, when the thought of having kids came to mind, I always pictured myself breastfeeding my babies. However, the exhaustion that came along with a difficult delivery made breastfeeding very challenging to me. I always thought breastfeeding would be simple and come naturally to me, but it didn't, and I was devastated. When we got home from the hospital, I realized that breastfeeding was something I really wanted to try again but knew I would need some support. We were able to set a visit with Pamela the following day (which quickly reassured this new momma that help was on the way). After the first visit, I regained the hope that I had lost at the hospital that it was not too late to breastfeed our baby - I was so happy. Pamela was very knowledgeable, patient, and thorough with her visits. She brought visual aids to ensure our understanding along with great resources that we still refer to 3 months later.  Calling Pamela was definitely the best decision for us. Everyday I feel blessed that I am able to breastfeed our daughter which would not have been possible without the support we received from Timmins Lactation Services. Thank you!"

Angel Cossette

"I was so lucky to have had Pam's assistance with not only my first child, but my second as well. I know without her by my side, there is no way that I would have stuck with it. With her help, I successfully nursed my first born for 15 months, who in the beginning was a slow weight gainer. Pam contacted me after every doctor's appointment and she helped me with my breastfeeding plan. She was so supportive, even when I was close to giving up. Now, here I am once again on an amazing breastfeeding journey with my second child, 10 months and going strong. Pam is knowledgeable, compassionate, a great support system, and always there for reassurance. She is the best, and will be there for you in whichever way you need her. Fed is best, and that is her expertise!"

Shannon Richard

After my daughter was born she was losing too much weight. Nursing was a challenge as she wasn’t latching properly and I was very close to giving up on breastfeeding all together. I contacted Pam who came over the very next day (which happened to be Christmas Day!) to help us. I instantly felt comfortable with her and in a short time not only was she able to diagnose the issue, but she also made several suggestions which completely turned everything around for us. 

Pam is extremely knowledgeable and supportive which is exactly what a first time mom needs! She followed up with me several times to ensure that things are going well.  Additionally, Pam is  always available for advice and information. I am so grateful for all of her help and would recommend Pam in a heartbeat!

-Scott, Faheema, & Amaya, 2018/9

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