FREE INFANT FEEDING DROP IN
I run a twice-monthly evening drop in at The Black Bull, Great Eccleston, PR3 0ZB which is open to all. See this page for more details
I offer private infant feeding consultations face-to-face in your home, or by skype. I can also offer remote support. See PRIVATE CLIENTS page for more information.
WEBINARS FOR PARENTS AND PARENTS-TO-BE, & THOSE SUPPORTING THEM
I offer well-received webinars on “Introduction to Colic”, a longer more in depth webinar on “Colic, Reflux and Food Allergies”, a webinar on “Introducing Complementary Foods”, and a webinar on “Basic tips for breastfeeding”. There will also be a session on complex breastfeeding issues in the future. See this page for more details, reviews and how to book.
I also offer some antenatal classes in my local area but would be happy to put on a class in your area for a group of expectant families: please get in touch to ask for pricing.
HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
As part of my NHS role in a local hospital I regularly train multi-disciplinary groups on many aspects of infant feeding including breastfeeding management, relationship building, and communication skills. In my role as Infant Feeding Information Specialist for LIFIB I have delivered training sessions and workshops on various aspects of our work including safe infant sleep, safer formula preparation, prescribing for infants and breastfeeding mothers, managing common infant feeding issues, and allergy and intolerance.
I train Maternity Nurses at OCN Level 3 & 4 for a London-based company: read a little bit about me, and them here.
In a previous commissioned role I devised and delivered two neonatal unit peer support training programmes, in Blackpool and in Liverpool, and I have recently finished training breastfeeding peer support volunteers for a community and hospital peer support programme in Barrow-in-Furness. I teach on Level 3, 4 and 5 OCN courses for Babyem and Holistic Sleep.
I have also been asked to devise and present sessions across the pan-Lancashire area on Epigenetics, the Microbiome and the Milk Hypothesis in late 2016 and early 2017, and also a session on Infant Formula Feeding at the Growing Families conference in October 2016, and sessions for Derbyshire Health Visiting in 2017 and 2018.
Please get in touch if you have any sessions in mind.
I have recently presented on Milk Banking in the UK; peer support in the neonatal unit; Colostrum Banking for Pregnant Women with Diabetes (pp13); the Infant Feeding Information Board; the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative New Standards; and Lactose Intolerance, Colic, Reflux and Cows Milk Protein Allergy in Infants for LIFIB, and I have previously chaired both days of the Breastfeeding Festival each year. I am a confident and well-received speaker. I was asked to speak at the Growing Families Conference and the Blackpool LIFIB event in October 2016, and at an event in Portsmouth in February 2017. I was booked to deliver the LIFIB workshops in Bury and Salford during May and June 2017, and I have spoken about the NICE Faltering Growth Guidance for groups of health professionals in Newcastle, Derbyshire and Lancashire, and Colic, Reflux and Food Intolerances in Chester and Derbyshire, as well as maternity nurse training in London and formula feeding workshops in Derbyshire in 2018.
Please contact me for more information or to discuss your requirements.
RESEARCH, EVIDENCE BASE AND WRITTEN INFORMATION
I have recently completed a thematic review on my region’s sleep related sudden infant death, and I am currently working on the last of three systematic reviews of evidence around infantile colic, via the Cochrane Institute. I authored a paper for inclusion in the 2015 MAINN publication “Maternal and Child Nutrition” (pp13).
Additionally I have previously served on development groups for two NICE guidelines (Milk Banking and Postnatal Care) and have recently completed work on the development of NICE guidance on Faltering Growth in Infants and Young Children.
I have written some pieces for Essential Parent, and I am currently writing a book about infant feeding due for publication in 2019.