Infant feeding support and expertise for pregnant women and new families;
education and training for healthcare professionals.

Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant based in the northwest of England, working within the NHS in research, training and project management, in private practice assisting mothers and babies with feeding issues, and the tertiary sector with various national organisations.

INFANT FEEDING SUPPORT

If you are an expectant parent or new family, hoping for support with infant feeding, please see my ‘Private Clients’ page.

EDUCATING HEALTH PROFESSIONAL STAFF

I am employed in a local hospital to project manage UNICEF Baby Friendly accreditation, and self-employed as Infant Feeding Information Specialist for LIFIB, both of which involve training staff from many disciplines and organising study events. I also train peer supporters. For more information please see the ‘Services‘ page.

RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE BASE

Since 2015 I have been involved in systematic review on various aspects of Infantile Colic, on producing guidance for NICE on Faltering Growth in Infants and Young Children, and prepared a thematic review of sleep-related sudden infant deaths in the Pan-Lancashire area.
Evidence is at the heart of everything I do and I continue to seek out the best, most up to date research to inform my work.

VOLUNTARY SECTOR ROLES

I have been a Trustee of UKAMB – theUnited Kingdom Association of Milk Banking – for many years (I am currently Vice-Chair), and am also a member of the Committee for the Lactation Consultants of Great Britain. I am currently the Chair of The Breastfeeding Festival. I also do some voluntary work with new mothers on the ward of a local hospital, and lots of work online supporting and informing mothers on a voluntary basis.