NOTICE: I am currently taking a little break on maternity leave with my 3rd baby. If you are local (in/near Kent and East Sussex) and seeking specialist breastfeeding advice, please see www.kentbabymatters.org for details of drop-in groups and alternative support. I can also highly recommend my IBCLC colleague Jane Gerard-Pearse for breastfeeding consultations on 07753 456876. Thank you for your patience with me. Warm wishes, Vanessa x
Vanessa Christie (MN, MSc, IBCLC, RHV, RNC, CIMI) is one of the UK’s most well-regarded Lactation and Early Parenting experts.
As a Lactation Consultant, Birth & Post-Natal Trauma Recovery Practitioner, Health Visitor and Children’s Nurse, she has worked with an estimated 10,000 new families across the globe over the past two decades.
Vanessa is widely known for her wisdom, compassion, down-to-earth approach and ability to achieve successful outcomes, with her client’s individual goals always of centre-most importance. She has contributed to 2 published pregnancy, birth and early parenting books, writes widely for parenting websites and magazines, is an Expert Speaker at events around the country (currently The Baby Show) and regularly facilitates Maternity Nursing Training (MNT) courses in London.
She sees private clients at The Parent & Baby Clinic (near Tunbridge Wells) and is also available for home visits (according to distance & availability), as well as video and phone consultations. Vanessa also runs early parenting workshops on a range of topics in Kent, Sussex and London.
Vanessa is the author of ‘The Baby Feeding Book’ out for publication in February 2020. Find the link to pre-order the book at here.
Don’t hesitate to book in and see Vanessa in her beautiful and calming consulting space, The Parent & Baby Clinic, near Wadhurst (TN5). It is approximately 20 minutes from Tunbridge Wells, Crowborough, Cranbrook and Mayfield and 15 minutes from Hawkhurst, Heathfield and Goudhurst. If you are a little (or a lot!) further afield, Vanessa can speak with you on Facetime, Skype or on the phone. So wherever you are in the world, you can rest easy in the knowledge that Vanessa is just a few clicks away from offering you specialist and trustworthy guidance and support, on any practical or emotional aspect of your early parenting experience. This isn’t an exhaustive list – if you don’t see what you need, tell Vanessa and she will let you know how she can help.
Many parents cite that they feel confused, frustrated and disempowered by the myriad of conflicting advice they receive. Vanessa’s insightful, trustworthy and non-judgmental parenting workshops, allow you to leave those worries behind and feel confident to make informed parenting decisions that feel right for you.
Delivered to businesses, private groups and on a 1-1 basis, topics include looking after a baby and staying calm (!), successful breastfeeding, sleep solutions and introducing solid foods.
These workshops are undoubtedly an essential addition to your parenting armour!
"I was at my wits end and speaking to you was the best decision we ever made"
"You made what seemed like the impossible, possible! There is NO WAY I could have done it without you"
“Just a quick message to thank you so much for all your help and advice on Saturday. It was so helpful and I wanted to let you know that we have just seen the midwife and he’s put on lots of weight. I am feeling so much happier!”
"I can’t thank you enough for the advice and support and I only wish I had found you earlier"
"Chatting to you was like having a Super Mum and best friend rolled into one, when I didn’t have either on hand to help me"
"Your input has been simply invaluable"
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