Infant feeding support and expertise for pregnant women and new families;
education and training for healthcare professionals.
INFANT FEEDING SUPPORT
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 health professionals in other areas of the country, and breastfeeding 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 – the United 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 run a free drop in group twice a month in my local area, and 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.