PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, during the summer holidays, I have extremely limited availability and apologise in advance if I am unable to see you. Video and phone consultations will generally still be possible throughout. Please do still get in touch and if I am not able to help, I can point you in the direction of someone who can.
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 ‘get the job done’ for her clients. 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 offers face-to-face consultations at her clinic (near Tunbridge Wells), home visits (according to distance & availability), as well as Facetime, Skype & phone consultations. Vanessa also runs early parenting workshops on a range of topics in Kent, Sussex and London.
Don’t hesitate to book in and see Vanessa in her beautiful and calming consulting space near Wadhurst, 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, introducing solid foods and challenging behaviour in under 5s.
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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