I have loved being with babies and children for as long as I can remember. Whilst growing up I was lucky to live alongside many families with young children that I could care for and interact with. After various nannying, nursery and au pair jobs in my teens I went on to study children’s nursing at South Bank University.
Since qualifying in 2000 I have worked as a children’s nurse at Great Ormond Street hospital, Chelsea and Westminster hospital and then as a Community Children’s Nurse in Kent. During my years on the children’s wards I helped many parents, struggling to establish breastfeeding in the early days. I started to become interested in infant feeding and why it so often seemed to go wrong.
After having my second child I trained to become a breatfeeding peer supporter, helping Mums and their babies in the local children’s centres. I loved this role and saw first hand the great results that can come from mothers supporting each other with parenting and breastfeeding.
I felt that with my paediatric nursing skills I could take this role even further and work in a role utilising both my nursing experience and passion for helping breastfeeding families. I qualified as an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consulant) in 2015.
I work with private clients in their homes online and over the phone as well as within breastfeeding clinics in Kent, UK.
I have a specialist interest in helping Mums with low milk supply and those who have had breast surgery.