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I hear the breath catch in your throat, of course, it is you think! ⠀ But is it? I ask you.⠀You’ve read it in all the online info you accessed for your own #breastfeeding journey. ⠀You’ve read it in all the textbooks you used to study to help […]
How often is the negative self talk in our heads, so vile, that we wouldn’t dream of saying it out loud about another person? These are often echos of things said, or imagined, about you and your ability to parent…
Honestly, with 5 years to think about reaching my goal to become an IBCLC, this bit has taken me by surprise! I studied for hours on end on the many permutations of human lactation, but I didn’t consciously think about the world of business that I was joining! […]
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Note: This was written in 2016, printed in an LLL members publication. Current day, Tessa is a Lactation Consultant with many more stories to share about the time in between. At the starting line, walking into my motherhood journey I held some strong values. They were informed by […]
Last week, I was talking with a friend and human I admire, about their internal wobbles surrounding sitting the Lactation Consultant exam. As I only sat the exam in October 2019, I remember these feelings well, right here, in the pit of my stomach. During our chat, the […]
If you want to know more of the when, how and why you might want to, check out this link from an NHS trust (direct PDF download). Here are some tried and tested tips for you.. Get the oxytocin flowing stroke, relax, time your time and roll fingers […]
You are the holder of the puzzle pieces. I got all emotional last time I taught an introduction to #slings #workshop with @villagemidwife. Talking about these puzzle pieces, made me well up with emotion, remembering one of the times I #knew I meant for this work. As I […]
Update March 2020 – many of these organisations will have an online offering, do still get in touch whilst physical groups are closed NHS provision NHS please ask your midwife/health visitor for the most up to date clinics. The flyers on this link are nessiasrily the most up […]