Covering the Wellington region, I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a Nurse / Midwife, Infant Massage Instructor, Antenatal Educator and Clinical Director of Wharekai Pēpē Breastfeeding Support.I began helping women with breastfeeding as a counsellor for Nursing Mothers (Aus) in 1977 while breastfeeding my son . In 1992 I became a midwife and have been working in the community a Midwife/ LMC and Plunket Nurse with breastfeeding mothers in Australia and New Zealand. I passionately enjoy helping women with breastfeeding, passing on my knowledge and experience. Alongside working with women privately and at Wharekai Pēpē, I teach at antenatal breastfeeding classes, workshops with midwives, GP's, Plunket Nurses, Nurses and present my research at national and international conferences.
What is a Lactation Consultant? (IBCLC)
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant is the gold standard in lactation care. IBCLC’s must renew their certification every five years by continuing education and passing an examination every ten years.
How can I help you?
There are many ways I can help you overcome any difficulties with breastfeeding. I look forward to helping you or providing you with information about any issue including:Sore or Cracked Nipples | Pain before, during or after feeds | Thrush | A fussy babyLow weight gain | Over supply | Low milk | Reflux | Colic | Allergies | Premature babiesFeeding with multiple births | Tandem feeding | Adoptive breastfeeding | Tongue tie Sucking issues | Returning to work | Expressing
Please feel free to contact me today. I look forward to helping you
overcome any breastfeeding difficulties.
Believe in your own parenting abilities
•Nurse / Midwife•IBCLC Lactation Consultant•Infant Massage Instructor•GDip Family Studies