About me

“Combining evidence-based information with compassionate care through the art of breastfeeding.”

 

I have been involved in supporting breastfeeding mother and babies for more than one decade.  I became a Breastfeeding Counsellor because, over the years, too-many-to-count mums had shared with me how they regretted not being able to breastfeed at all or long enough due to a lack of support.   Since then, I have co-led all these groups: South West London, West London, Clapham and currently I am in charge of running my local breastfeeding mother-to-mother support group in Merton.

Eager to learn more about the more complex clinical cases, I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2011.  I have a busy private practice that I combine with lactation/breastfeeding education.  Over the years, teaching/lecturing/public speaking has become a lifelong passion; I am a public speaker with international experience in the field of breastfeeding and human lactation.

I am the Director and main teaching faculty for the Breastfeeding London Course, which has gained professional accreditation by the Royal College of Midwives.  It is a 90 hours lactation education Course  (yearly intake in January and June)  for healthcare professionals and breastfeeding supporters. It is taught twice per year: January and June.

As the Breastfeeding Specialist Consultant for the Central London NHS Trust, I run a weekly clinic for complicated breastfeeding cases (by referral from your HV only.)  I worked at Kings College Hospital’s Tongue Tie Clinic, where I have gained in-depth competence on all aspects related to anterior and posterior Tongue Ties and their impact on breastfeeding.

I am a member of Lactation Consultants of GB and the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).  In order to keep my knowledge up to date and offer the best evidence-based care I attend regularly ILCA Conferences (Toronto, Canada 2017, Washington DC, USA, 2015; Melbourne, Australia 2013; and Orlando, USA, 2012).

Even though my work is based on evidence, I believe it must go hand in hand with empathy and compassionate care; thus it is holistic and client-centred in its application and approach.