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"I find it a joy and privilege to support families, empowering them to have a fulfilling and enjoyable feeding experience."

  • Registered nurse and midwife

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) for over 16 years

  • Tongue-tie practitioner for over 15 years 

  • Founding member and chair of the Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners

  • Member of Lactation Consultants of Great Britain (LCGB)

  • Holds professional indemnity insurance with Hiscox

  • Registered with the Care Quality Commission for surgical procedures

  • Enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) checked

More about me

I started working for the NHS in 1986, beginning my general nurse training at the Middlesex Hospital in London. I worked as a staff nurse at Wycombe General Hospital for ten months and then trained as a midwife and worked at Stoke Mandeville Hospital for 17 years. During this time I had my three children. The latter 7½ years I became a breastfeeding coordinator midwife. I helped set up and run the Aylesbury Breastfeeding Clinic, whilst providing breastfeeding education for staff and expectant mothers. As a midwife, I've found it a joy and privilege to provide breastfeeding support, making it my ambition to further my knowledge within the field. In 2006, after extensive study and clinical experience, I was able to fulfil my goal of passing the exam to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Through ongoing study, I have maintained this qualification, and in 2016 I recertified by retaking the exam.  Chiltern Breastfeeding Partnership was set up in 2007 by myself and Addy Henderson. Susie Samuels joined us in 2010, enjoying a shared passion for enabling women to have a positive and enjoyable breastfeeding experience. We were able to provide a private and flexible breastfeeding support service within the community. We also provided training for health visitors, other community staff and breastfeeding peer supporters. In April 2009, I trained at Southampton Hospital to perform tongue-tie division (frenulotomy) on babies under six months with feeding difficulties. Since then, I have been doing this privately in the home and within my tongue-tie clinics. This service proved necessary and extremely helpful as there was limited NHS provision in the area. I left the NHS in September 2009 to meet the increasing need for this procedure.   Since 2015 I have been the sole practitioner supported by my freelance administrator Melissa Brown.  From February 2017 until December 2018, I worked for Children Family Health Surrey NHS to help their community tongue-tie service and provide tongue-tie training for health visitors in the area.  In recent years I have been working closely with Apple Tree Osteopaths to provide holistic support for mothers and babies. We have recognised that there are other biomechanical issues aside from tongue-tie that can affect infant feeding. We ran free joint clinics until the Covid 19 pandemic.

 'Luci gave breastfeeding advice that was invaluable and helped me continue breastfeeding at a very difficult time. Can’t stress enough how helpful her support and advice was.' 


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