Meet the Team
Ontario Breastfeeding Network opened its doors in February 2015. The clinic operates on weekdays and is staffed by an experienced lactation consultant and counsellors who assist new mothers and babies with breastfeeding.
An onsite experienced Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) provides breastfeeding support to the mother with support from a Pediatrician.
Our team consists of Pediatricians and experienced Lactation Consultants and Lactation Counselors.
Tehmina Amer MD, FRCPC
Dr. Amer completed her pediatric training from McMaster in 2012. Since than she has been providing quality pediatric care to families in and around Ancaster and Brantford.
Asim Salim MD, FAAP, FRCPC
Dr. Salim obtained his MBBS from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his general pediatric training at the Medical College of Ohio. After that, he took 2 years of training in pediatric gastroenterology. He eventually settled in Brantford where he established his practice as a Consultant Pediatrician.
Dr Fatima Bhetasi MBBS, DCH, ABP, FRCPC, FABM
Dr. Bhetasi is based in Welland, Ontario. She is a fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She serves as a Regional Education Lead for McMaster Univ. Niagara Campus.
She also serves as a President of Niagara South Medical Society and Treasurer for the Pediatric Section of OMA.
Joan Hepp, RN, IBCLC
Senior Lactation Consultant
Oksana Laurinaviciene, IBCLC
Simone Coulter, BScN, RN, IBCLC
Experienced Lactation Counselor
Bethany Heintz RPN, IBCLC
Ashley Pickett IBCLC
Laura Goodbrand, RPN, IBCLC
Tania Heinemann RHN, RNCP, IBCLC
Fara Patterson, BAH, BScN, RN, IBCLC
Krista Hilton, IBCLC
Maryam Azhdari, BHSc- Midwifery, IBCLC
Dr Jabeen Fayyaz