I live in Oamaru with my partner Rod and our youngest school age son. Between us we have 4 boys and I am step Nana to gorgeous twin girls. I enjoy growing my own veges, getting creative in the garden, burying my nose in a book, holidays in the mountains, watching an inter-school rugby game and looking after and riding my beautiful horse. I am a Nurse at the Oamaru Maternity Centre, where I am mainly involved in the first few days of breastfeeding and baby care. I also facilitate ante-natal 'Breastfeeding Basics' groups, free of charge at the Maternity Centre, drawing on my skills as a Childbirth Educator, my work at the Centre and my continuing studies of anything related to breastfeeding. My volunteer work as a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter in the community sometimes sees me helping parents I already know, which serves as a great ice-breaker! A mother of boys never has her mobile phone very far from her hands, so please feel free to contact me should you need to talk about your breastfeeding journey, which is always a privilege to share.
Peer Supporters are not medical professionals, but are volunteers trained to provide information and support through common challenges to the normal course of breastfeeding.