MILKS

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Sarah Oakley has 2 children who were both breastfed. Sarah has been a nurse for more than 2 decades and qualified as a Health Visitor in 2003. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and has worked on the National Breastfeeding Helpline. Since 2009, Sarah has worked as an Independent Health Visitor and Lactation Consultant. Sarah leads several breastfeeding support groups in East Cambridgeshire and is trained to divide tongue ties. She also works one day per week as a practice nurse. In her spare time, Sarah makes beaded jewellery and is groom and secretary for her daughter's horse! Sarah’s website is www.nursingnurture.co.uk

Tara Bungard qualified as a Breastfeeding Counsellor through Childbirth International in 2008 and is currently doing a second qualification through the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers. She runs Mother Nurture (www.mothernurturedoula.co.uk) and Placenta Options (www.placentaoptions.com), offering birth and postnatal doula services, baby massage classes, childbirth education and placenta encapsulation services. She has three children (Amy, born 2007; Megan, born 2009 and Oliver, born 2011), all of whom she breastfed.

Karin Bergstermann is a breastfeeding counsellor from Germany and a mother of three. She has more than seven years of experience in supporting breastfeeding mums. Karin also runs babywearing courses and supports co-sleeping. She is a member of the ABM (Association of Breastfeeding Mothers).

Ray Almond has one son, Theo (born in 2006), who after a rather rocky start (including failing to latch properly, colic, thrush and mastitis),  breastfed until he was 3.5 years old. She is an NCT-trained breastfeeding peer supporter and firmly believes that for many people there is insufficient support for breastfeeding.

Heather Brooks  has two children, Jasper and Reuben. Jasper was born in January 2011, he breastfed beautifully and stopped on his own around three and a half. Reuben was born in June 2014, he had a tongue tie so took a little longer to get the hang of it. She joined Ely Milks because she believes it's important to have friendly local support, be it for breastfeeding, bottle feeding, weaning, or even baby wearing. Heather hopes that some of her experiences as a mother might help others.

Katy Reed has recently completed a breastfeeding peer supporter course.  She has also completed doula training and is currently working towards joining Doula UK. She has three children: Millie (born in 2008), Skye (born in 2010) and Ethan (born in 2011) . She is hoping that through her passion and personal experience she can help support mothers and their families through their breastfeeding journey, however long it may last. She is also a big advocate of home birth, co-sleeping, babywearing and baby-led-weaning.