I am a International Board certified Lactation Consultant IBCLC with over 10 years in supporting families to meet their infant feeding goals. I have both experience on a busy London maternity unit as well as community based experience within a busy health visiting team and have a depth of experience supporting new families through phases and stages of feeding.
Becoming a parent is one of the most wonderful adventures that you will ever undertake. But it can also a time of challenge and personal growth.
I have extensive experience in supporting families as they grow and enabling this to be a positive experience for all the family.
Whatever your experiences so far, I can offer support and evidence based information to aid your confidence in your choices as a parent.
Some common themes I am confident supporting are:
Challenges with positioning and attachment – poor latch or breast refusal
Current lack of professional support to enable a good start to breastfeeding
Breastfeeding during the early weeks: baby weight loss; slow weight gain
Insufficient milk supply or ‘oversupply’
Baby fussing at the breast
Allergies including cow’s milk protein allergy
Expressing or being away from baby
Weight reviews and support around slow weight gain
Co-nursing or Chest Feeding
Sore or Damaged Nipples
I have extensive training and experience in the detection, referral and aftercare of babies with tongue tie.
I have my own insurance and carry an up to date enhanced DBS.
My mission is to empower you to reach your infant feeding goals and breastfeed and/or express for your baby for as long as you want to, with confidence and ease. All services are tailored to meet the individual needs of the families I work with.
Over many years I have supported thousands of families to meet their breastfeeding goals and feel it is a real privilege to be a part of each journey.