Infant feeding support and expertise for pregnant women and new families; education and training for healthcare professionals.
INFANT FEEDING SUPPORT
If you are an expectant parent or new family, hoping for support with infant feeding, please see my ‘Private Clients’ page. Or see my reviews, here.
Please also see my Facebook page for details on when I am doing Facebook LIVE Q&As via Parent Platform UK.
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 work for a Maternity Nurse Training company in London, training Maternity Nurses and others around infant care, brain development, feeding and general troubleshooting. 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, (the first has now been published here,) 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.
In October 2018 I was asked to appear on BBC Breakfast to discuss the evidence base around an aspect of breastfeeding. See the post on my Facebook page, here.
In 2019 I appeared in the Dispatches documentary “The Great Infant Formula Scandal”.
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 Chair of LIFIB which provides impartial information on infant feeding issues, and Nursing Matters, an advocacy organisation for the breastfeeding child.
I run a free drop in group twice a month in my local area, and also done lots of 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.