Barbara Smith, Midwife and Lactation Consultant

Barbara Smith

Barbara is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Registered Midwife covering South East London and North Kent. She can provide you with support, encouragement and up-to-date information to enable you to breastfeed your baby confidently and successfully.

Barbara´s Qualifications:

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Registered Midwife – Infant Feeding Midwife
15 years’ NHS experience
Experienced in obstetric reflexology
For full details of how Barbara can help you please visit her website www.youcanbreastfeed.co.uk.

Barbara has been working as an NHS midwife for 16 years in a South East London Hospital, and for the last 6 years she has been a Specialist Infant Feeding midwife. This role allows her to support mothers and babies with breastfeeding challenges both antenatally and postnatally, as well as providing general midwifery care.

In addition, she is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and will see clients outside the NHS as necessary. Click here to find out more about a Lactation Consultant.

Over the years Barbara has gained extensive midwifery and lactation skills, and she understand well that struggles can arise. Breastfeeding is brilliant if you can do it, but it is hard if you struggle. Her role is to help you overcome any difficulties and find a way to fit feeding into your lifestyle rather than the other way round. For your piece of mind Barbara hold full professional liability insurance and have passed an enhanced CRB check. She offer several packages with a choice of personal consultations or a group booking.

Personal Consultations

Barbara will visit you at your home at a time convenient for you and your baby. She will review your pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding history, as well as your goals, expectations and concerns. Observation of a full breastfeed will enable me to offer specific suggestions to enhance your breastfeeding experience, and give you confidence to breastfeed for as long as you choose. Included in your consultation is follow up phone support.

Barbara Smith Midwife
Group Workshop

Barbara will facilitate an evening of discussion amongst local parents- to- be focusing on practical tips and helpful hints to prepare you for the management of breastfeeding. This is an ideal opportunity to meet local new parents – and it is reassuring to know that the ‘hiccups’ you may experience in life with a newborn are the same as those of your friends.

Barbara Smith Lactation Consultant

 

For full details of how Barbara can help you please visit her website www.youcanbreastfeed.co.uk.

 

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