Hmmm.... Maybe not as young anymore but I did breastfeed these three munchkins so understand personally the highs and lows of breastfeeding which was the beginning of my desire to help other mothers on their breastfeeding journey.
I qualified as a Breastfeeding Counsellor through Childbirth International in 2010 and completed my training as a volunteer at the Baby Cafe in Ashford. For the last three and a half years I have been employed as an Infant Feeding Support Worker with Your Healthcare working alongside the Health Visitors and midwives providing breastfeeding support for mothers in Kingston. I am now working with the Children's Centres in Spelthorne helping them apply for funding for a peer support programme and running a breastfeeding Support group. I am also co-chair of the Kingston Hospital Voices group.
I have extensive experience supporting mothers at breastfeeding drop-in groups, in their homes and shortly after birth on the postnatal ward at Kingston Hospital. I have helped mothers with twins to breastfeed, have supported many mothers as their babies transition to solid food and spent time advising mothers feeding older babies and children.