Around 80% of mothers stop breastfeeding before they wanted to
Vanessa Christie (MSc, MN, IBCLC, RHV, RNC, CIMI) is an experienced Lactation Consultant, Health Visitor, Children's Nurse, Birth Trauma Practitioner and Infant Massage Instructor, accumulating over 18 years of professional practice to-date. She has worked in neonatal care, acute paediatrics, community health and for the aid agency, Medecins Sans Frontiers, in South Sudan. She has also previously been the NHS Breastfeeding Lead for Central London, writing and delivering infant feeding training to GPs, Health Visitors and Midwives. Since having her daughters and gaining over 3 years of invaluable first-hand breastfeeding experience, she established her private practice providing a wide variety of antenatal and postnatal services across Kent, Sussex and London. She is also kept busy with national and international clients, who seek her advice via online consultations. Vanessa has maintained links with local authority services and works closely with colleagues, to provide specialist breastfeeding clinics in West Kent. In addition, Vanessa regularly facilitates OCN accredited Maternity Nurse training courses, in London and abroad, for the highly acclaimed agency Babyem. She comments regularly on breastfeeding in the media and is currently writing her first book. Vanessa works tirelessly to support as many parents as possible to succeed in their own personal breastfeeding goals, whatever they may be. Vanessa is an expert speaker at The Baby Show, the UKâs leading pregnancy and parenting event held three times a year at London ExCeL (March), Birmingham NEC ( May) and London Olympia (October). www.vanessachristie.com // www.thebabyshow.co.uk
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This week, children across the country will be returning to school after the long summer holiday. Although a time of excitement for many keen to get back to see their friends and share stories of the summer break, for many - particularly those heading to school for the first time - it can be a time of anxiety - not only for the child but for parents too!
05/09/2017 13:20 BST
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The summer holidays are a great time for families to spend time together, relax and experiences new things. However, it can also be a time when children forget some of the skills they have mastered at school.
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