Meet the team roles

Infant Feeding Leads

Infant Feeding Leads across all services lead on the implementation of the Baby Friendly Accreditation.

All infant feeding leads hold relevant qualifications within their service area such as, Midwife or Health Visitor, as well as additional Breastfeeding qualifications and training.



(L-R) Louise Shafei, Alison Greaves , Pippa Stott and Anna Lee-Hughes.

Midwives, ISPHNS and Children’s Centre practitioners

All staff within the services have received Breastfeeding and Relationship Building training in line with UNICEF BFI accreditation requirements. Your Midwife, Health Visitor and Children’s Centre practitioners can provide you with information and support during pregnancy and following the birth of your baby. They can support you with positioning and attachment, relationship building and can identify more complex breastfeeding issues and direct you to relevant further support.

Your Midwife or Health Visitor may refer you for additional support from our specialist lactation consultant services.

Lactation Consultants IBCLC

The ISPHN Service employ 3 qualified lactation consultants and are training 6 more. The lactation consultants are here to support you on your feeding journey. They have undertaken an extensive one-year IBCLC accredited training course in research-based breastfeeding. Their services are free.

The International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) credential is the highest-regarded professional qualification in breastfeeding knowledge and support, recognised all over the world.  All our IBCLC are either health visitors or occupational therapists and have additional, extensive and advanced training in breastfeeding and lactation issues. To sit the exam, they must also have at least 1,000 hours of proven clinical experience, working with breastfeeding mothers and babies.

All IBCLCs also work according to the IBLCE Code of Professional Conduct.

You will be offered the opportunity to be listened to without judgement. Our lactation consultants will discuss your options and explore what would work for you, alongside offering relevant information for you to achieve your feeding goals.

We will continue to support you however you feed your baby.

What is an IBCLC?

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All IBCLCs are certified by IBLCE (International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners) and are listed on the international register.

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