Infant Feeding & Breastfeeding Support Program

Tamaro Margaf, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Tamaro Margaf

Now that your son is 11, what one thing would you tell yourself as a new mom?
Now that my son is 11 years old and I have had time to reflect, I would have told myself as a new mother go with the flow. Once I thought I had figured him all out he would change, the only thing that is constant is change.

If you could have a magical power, what power would you choose?
If I had a magical power, it would be to heal and make peoples pain go away.

What is your favorite activity to do with your family?
My favorite thing to do with my family is to be near the water, find a new lake, float the river, go play at the ocean. We love to explore new places and make every part of the journey an adventure.

A little bit more about Tamaro...
I have been a nurse at Tahoe Forest Hospital in Obstetrics for 15 years. I really enjoy all the phases of the magical part of life. After many years of being a labor and delivery, nursery, and postpartum nurse I found a passion for lactation after my son was born. It was difficult for me to breastfeed, I was not making enough milk, I needed, and had a lot of lactation support. I came to the lactation support groups and saw lactation for weight checks and feeding plans, and learned I needed to make adjustments to my diet (now knowing it was because my son has many food and environmental allergies). I would not have continued without all the support and guidance.

I knew that I really wanted to support mothers the way I was supported, so I started to take lactation classes, and after many years of training I obtained the highest lactation certification, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2014.
My main goal is to help families get off to a good start, help prevent feeding problems for mother and babies, and assist with problems that arise.

To learn more about the free infant feeding & breastfeeding support group, call 530-587-3769.