How did I get here?

How did I get here?

Tessa Clark
📷 by Elle Narbrook

I trained  for four years, in busy London Childrens hospitals as Paediatric nurse, qualifying in 2011.
After becoming a mother, I discovered a new thirst for knowledge in supporting mothers with carrying and feeding. 

So in 2016 I started a sling library in High Wycombe, undertook peer support training with the School of Babywearing. At the same time, I also began training to be a breastfeeding counselor (BFc) with a national breastfeeding organisation.

“I wanted to become the supporter I needed”

I became a carrying (babywearing consultant) in 2016 with Slingababy, whilst also completing my breastfeeding counselor training (Bfc). I was BUSY!  

Running two very busy voluntary groups, working part time AND being a mum, was too much for me and my family, so I handed over the sling library to its current custodian & it is still thriving.


I have spent years and a fair amount of money volunteering, and now it is time to offer my skills to you all, so I can save you some time and hard work.  

In 2018, after a few years nurturing my growing family and supporting mothers in the voluntary sector as a BFc, I made the commitment to undertake a year long breastfeeding specialist course (self funded!), with the aim of becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

I sat the exam in Oct 2019 & the results are due end of Dec 2019..

Update..

I passed 😀 This wont be news to you if are reading this after 2020. I am excited to see what this new chapter will bring to my life.

 

These days..

I am supporting parents in their homes, and online with feeding and carrying.

I am teaching introduction to slings workshops with in The Village Midwives Postnatal course.

I am still also…

I am working one day a week in hospital as a Paediatric nurse. 

I am podcasting about feeding at carrying. 

as of 2020 I will be winding down my face to face breastfeeding counseling role.

Want to work with me?

If you feel I am a good fit to support you, I look forward to hearing from you soon 🙂 

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