All About Me
Having qualified as a Nursery Nurse, and worked the Children's ward at the West Suffolk Hospital, I completed my nursing training at City University/Barts and the Royal London and qualified as a Paediatric Nurse in 1999.
I worked for over 10 years in Children’s A&E at King's College Hospital in South London seeing children from birth through to 16 years old. Personal experience of feeding difficulties came after the birth of my first child in 2010, giving me first hand experience of challenges often faced in breastfeeding, and how important positive and empowering support is.
In 2014 I started my Specialist Community Public Health Nursing PgDip during which I regularly attended breastfeeding support groups. Once qualified, I worked in the London Borough of Merton and helped establish and run their infant feeding service including a popular breastfeeding drop-in, and offering breastfeeding support home visits, telephone and video support.
Prior to sitting my IBCLC exam, I was required to have 90 hours breastfeeding specific education, and have provided 1000 hours breastfeeding support.