Breastfeeding Specialist Midwife
I am an experienced midwife of over 20 years experience, and have gained a wealth of skills, knowledge and clinical practice in all areas of midwifery. I have been a specialist in infant feeding for over 17 years and was a lactation consultant for 10 of those years (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants - IBCLC). I completed my tongue-tie assessment and division training in Southampton in 2010 and have been practising as a tongue-tie practitioner for the NHS since then. I have a wealth of experience in assessing and dividing tongue-ties and supporting mothers to feed their babies after the procedure. I am a full member of the Association of Tongue Tie Practitioners UK.
My midwifery practice is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). I have full membership with the Royal College of Midwives.
INFANTTS came about following my youngest daughter’s tongue-tie division. My wife struggled to breastfeed our first two children, with both latching poorly and both suffering from reflux. When Bella arrived, she too struggled to latch and had poor weight gain. Having sought some breastfeeding support, Bella was diagnosed with tongue-tie and referred to hospital. After 6 stressful weeks Bella had a tongue-tie division. The change in Bella’s feeding was instant. Her latch improved and she soon started to put on weight. The guidance, advice and support my wife received post tongue-tie division was also hugely beneficial to both Bella and my wife. As a dad of three and knowing the stress and anxiety caused, of having a baby who does not feed well, I am passionate that this service should be readily available and accessible option to those who need it!