Our Professionals

Our IBCLCs are independent and self-employed practitioners who have come together to provide an excellent service for our clients and support for each other. We work closely together to ensure you get the very best care and experience.

Congleton

Cheshire East, Staffordshire, Stoke,

South and Central Manchester

Chester

Cheshire West, Wirral, Liverpool, North Wales

Manchester

North and Central Manchester, Salford

Manchester

Hale and Altrincham

Our IBCLCs are happy to travel outside of their main areas though this may incur additional charges

 

Clare Watson

BA/LLB(hons), PCGE, IBCLC

I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and I am passionate about working to ensure that parents are fully informed and supported in their choices regarding infant feeding and relationship building. 

 

Since overcoming tokophobia (a severe fear of pregnancy and birth) and having my little boy in 2013 I have become increasingly involved in the field of infant feeding support.

As both a Peer Supporter and an Infant Feeding Support Worker for the NHS I worked directly with many, many parents, supporting them face to face to help them reach their goals. I also delivered, and helped to develop, antenatal 'Infant Feeding' and 'Building a Happy Baby' workshops for parents as well as training sessions for hospital staff and GPs.

 

I have been a qualified teacher since 2001 and in the past spent my teaching career persuading secondary school and sixth form students to learn and enjoy maths.  I am now using my teaching skills in the area of infant feeding and bringing two of my passions together.

 

Laura Evans

BSc (hons) IBCLC, RN, SCPHN-HV

I am a qualified Nurse and Health Visitor and I have been working with families for over fifteen years. In 2018 I fulfilled my lifelong ambition and qualified as an International BoardCertified Lactation Consult (IBCLC). I live in Chester, Cheshire with my husband and my three boys. Being the mother of three boys and having Labradors too means we spend a lot of time outdoors!

 

As well as being a Lactation Consultant, I am qualified to help parents recognise the unique skills their baby has been born with (Neonatal Behavioural Observation), positive parenting techniques (Solihull Approach) and developmental assessments (Ages and Stages Questionnaires).  

 

I run antenatal infant feeding workshops, community breastfeeding support groups, provide one to one support for mothers with complex breastfeeding challenges and train breastfeeding peer supporters and NHS health professionals. I enjoy organising parenting events in the community and volunteer for The National Childbirth Trust (NCT).

 

I work with families holistically and will support you on your journey from pregnancy to parenthood. I am there for the whole family unit and I will work in partnership with you to help you reach your breastfeeding goals. I feel that although breastfeeding may be natural, it's a skill that you and your baby learn together, and it can take some practice. With the right support you will achieve your goals!

 

Zurina Ali

IBCLC, BA, MA, Teacher Training Dip.

I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).  I qualified in  2011. My experience of supporting breastfeeding families from culturally diverse communities spans nearly two decades.

I aim to work holistically and collaboratively with you and your family in exploring ways to support you through your unique breastfeeding/lactation and parenting journey.

I use skilled, evidence-based, compassionate, and nonjudgmental approach to help you and your family achieve breastfeeding and parenting goals.

On a personal note, I am a mother of four children. My breastfeeding and parenting journey began in 1993.  I have had a very different breastfeeding journey with each one of them.  Each journey has helped me in recognising that each child is different and each mother and baby pair is unique. I am looking forward to supporting you in your breastfeeding and parenting relationships!

 

Conchita Amende

SRN, RM, Cert-ED, Post Grad Dip Health Promotion (M) BSc (hons) SCPHN-HV, Practice Teacher (M), ICBLC

I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and have worked both abroad and in the UK. I also have qualifications in nursing, midwifery, teaching, health promotion and health visiting.

 

My years of experience have led me to support families collaboratively using a child-centered and holistic approach and a strong understanding that every family and feeding journey is unique. Until my recent move to Manchester I was a member of the Infant feeding team at University College London Hospital.

 

I have 3 grown up children, two of which live abroad, and have two young grandchildren. I have recently moved to Hale where my husband grew up and still has family locally.

 

I speak a fair amount of French and love to practice whenever I can. I love spending time with my grandchildren, travelling, cooking, painting and have recently discovered the joys of cycling and exploring the local area.

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