Dr. Swati Temkar
Department of Lactation, Gynecology, Pediatrics
IBCLC (Lactation)


Ms. Temkar has completed her B. Com from Mumbai University (1992) and trained as Mother Support Counsellor & IYCN Trainer by Dr. Prashant Gangal and Dr. Sanjay Prabhu. She has more than 10000 hours of experience in one to one counselling of mothers in IYCN, Growth Monitoring, Immunization, Newborn Caring Practices, ORS and Primary Care during common illnesses.

She has 15 years of experience as Mother Support Counsellor and 7 years of experience as International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

She is a member of Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI)

She has undergone below certifications

  • Certified as Mother Support Counsellor by BPNI Maharashtra in Dec 2002
  • Certified as IYCN (Infant & Young Child Nutrition) Level 1 Trainer in 2006 (Lead Trainer for Level 1 since 2008)
  • Certified as BFHI Assessor in 2009
  • Certified as Level 2 Trainer in 2010

Passed IBLCE (International Board Lactation Consultant Exam) in Oct 2010 & certified as IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)

Area Of Interest

    Infant and Young Child Nurtition

    Counseling and helping new mothers for successful breastfeeding.

    Food advice along with breastfeeding and Growth Monitoring after 6 months of age along with breastfeeding.


Awards and Recognition

  • Ms.Temkar as Programme Manager at BPNI Maharashtra office, coordinated ‘Hirkani IYCN Initiative’ for 8 Districts (Kolhapur and Kokan Region) with Govt of Maharashtra
  • Participated as faculty member in multiple training workshops for doctors, nurses & health workers (Both Governmental & Non-Governmental) all over Maharashtra in collaboration with UNICEF. More than 100 Days spent in the field for training under ‘Hirkani IYCN Initiative’ and also in the State of Jharkhand and Gujarat in collaboration with local State Government and Unicef office
  • She as Programme Manager at BPNI Maharashtra office coordinated ‘Hirkani IYCN Initiative’ for 8 Districts (Kolhapur and Kokan Region) with Govt of Maharashtra

Research Publications

  • Special Editorial assistance in preparing 2nd edition of Level 1 IYCN Marathi Module for UNICEF Maharashtra
  • Participated in translating 2nd edition of Level 1IYCN Marathi Module to Hindi version for Jharkhand and Chattisgarh UNICEF
  • Contributed to the preparation of IEC matarial for Level 2 IYCN Workshops for BPNI Maharashtra