Midwife Alison Leyland – Antenatal Colostrum Banking

My name is Alison Leyland and I’m a Specialist Midwife for Diabetes having worked in this role for the last 11 years at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1981 and a Registered Midwife in 1983. I have since earned a Batchelor of Science in Professional Studies Midwifery from the University of Central … Read More

Dr Victoria Thomas

Dr Vicky Thomas is a consultant paediatrician at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. A generalist at heart, she has developed an interest in growth and nutrition and is passionate about the role of breastfeeding in optimising child health. Vicky will be speaking about normal term breastfeeding.

Dr Amy Brown – Why ‘Fed’ is not Best

Dr Amy Brown is an Associate Professor in Child Public Health at Swansea University where she runs the MSc Child Public Health. As a psychologist she is interested in the reasons why individuals make the decisions they do, and after having her first baby she became fascinated in the different pressures society places on new mothers, particularly around feeding their … Read More

Jenny Clarke – Skin to Skin in all maternity settings

  Jenny has agreed to speak for us again in 2017 – we are really thrilled because from feedback it’s one of the very well received talks! Jenny says: I am a clinical midwife and passionate that all newborns are given skin to skin contact at birth. Through social media I have spread the word about the value of skin … Read More

Dr Wendy Jones – Breastfeeding and Medication: Chronic Conditions

Wendy Jones PhD MRPharmS Wendy’s talk this year will be covering some basics about breastfeeding and medication, but focusing on supporting mothers with chronic conditions, in which she has had building interest over the recent months and years. Biography: In my employed life I was a primary care pharmacist. I have been employed as a community pharmacy manager and PCT … Read More