We have been working together supporting breastfeeding mothers since 2006.
This has been both in the NHS and in the voluntary sector.
We are both passionate about our role and aim to support mothers and babies to achieve their breastfeeding goals.
Registered Midwife and Tongue tie Practitioner
International Board Certified Lactation consultant
I am a registered midwife and worked at City Hospitals Sunderland for 37 years. In 2009 I became the lead midwife for infant feeding. In 2014 I trained to become a specialist tongue tie practitioner and set up the NHS service in Sunderland. To date I have performed over 4000 tongue tie procedures.
Breastfeeding has always been my passion and I have developed and led the team of maternity assistants to provide support for families at the beginning of their breastfeeding journey.
In 2015 I was responsible for Sunderland maternity unit achieving UNICEF baby friendly accreditation. In 2018 I passed the examination to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
I am registered with and regulated by the nursing and midwifery council, I am a member of the Association of Tongue Tie Practitioners and also a member of the Royal College of Midwives and I am insured by Hiscox Insurance.
I have two grown up children and two grandsons.
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
For the last 10 years I have been employed by City Hospitals Sunderland supporting mothers within the NHS and training mothers to become peer supporters.
In 2013 I was awarded the ABM Pam’s Prize for supporting breastfeeding women. I am a member of Lactation Consultants of Great Britain and am insured by Holistic Insurance Services.
As a lactation consultant I have extensive knowledge and expertise in breastfeeding and as part of my role at City Hospitals Sunderland I run a specialist feeding clinic supporting mothers with complex issues.
I am mother of four nearly grown children and have experience of both breast and bottle feeding.