WHO WE ARE
Sharon, Maria, Sarah and Leslie started Auckland Lactation Consultants to give women a safe and caring option for breastfeeding advice. As midwives, we at ALC have been helping mothers and babies for years, working to give them the best start in life.
For mothers, the challenges of having a baby do not end when you leave the hospital though. That's where our fully IBCLC qualified lactation consultants step in to support you.
Photography credit - @ludivineanton
RcpN, BHSc (Midwifery), IBCLC
Hi, I'm Sharon mum to 3 gorgeous sons. Due to their varying gestation's they gave me a variety of breast feeding experiences. I have always been interested in the psychology of the newborn, why babies do what they do and what the motivation/instinct is behind it as they adjust to their outside world and breastfeeding. I really enjoy supporting women to achieve their breast feeding goals in what ever that looks like for them in a non- judgmental caring environment.
BHSc (Midwifery), Dip Nat, IBCLC
I am a mum of 3 and I breastfed each of my babies for 2 years. This wasn’t easy, each was different and had its own challenges, but I’m happy I did it, because it was important to me.
Even though I am a qualified midwife breastfeeding was initially still one of the hardest things I have done in my life.
I have worked as a midwife for over 20 years and became a Lactation consultant in 2011 to add another dimension to my practice and a happier work life balance.
There isn’t one solution that works for everyone for breastfeeding, but I enjoy working out what it takes for Mum and Baby to breastfeed successfully. I have a very pragmatic, no judgement approach to caring for my clients.
I believe in a family’s right to information and appreciate their good sense and ability to use it to make informed choices that enhance their own lives.
I am also a qualified Naturopath and prefer to use natural remedies when possible.
RNZGON, RM, BHSc (Midwifery), IBCLC