How my journey began
I began my own breastfeeding journey 24 years ago, with the caesarian birth of our first daughter, Jessie. I had many challenging times with breastfeeding her, mastitis, sore nipples and blocked ducts.
I overcame these with the support of family and very special support from a Lactation Consultant, Robyn Dunning. I experienced more problems with breastfeeding our son, Thomas who was born naturally 4 years later. Robyn again helped, and I joined La Leche League gaining amazing support, education and encouragement.
I continued my involvement in La Leche League, becoming a leader. Four years later Georgia was born breech via caesarian, and I faced some hurdles. Combining my personal experience, the wonderful support from family and friends, and of course La Leche League, I leapt those hurdles and continued to have another wonderful breastfeeding experience.
Through the challenges that I have faced, and those that I had seen in others, I decided to train as a Lactation Consultant. I gained the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant certificate in 2011, and combining that with 16 years as a leader with La Leche League I believe I can offer professional, experienced support to mamas and babies.