Vanessa Christie (MSc, MN, IBCLC, RHV, RNC, CIMI) is an experienced Lactation Consultant, Health Visitor, Children's Nurse and Infant Massage Instructor, accumulating over 18 years of professional practice to-date.
She has worked in neonatal care, acute paediatrics, community health and for the aid agency, Medecins Sans Frontiers, in South Sudan. She has also previously been the NHS Breastfeeding Lead for Central London, writing and delivering infant feeding training to GPs, Health Visitors and Midwives.
Since having her daughters and gaining over 3 years of invaluable first-hand breastfeeding experience, she established her private practice providing a wide variety of antenatal and postnatal services across Kent, Sussex and London. She is also kept busy with national and international clients, who seek her advice via online consultations. Vanessa has maintained links with local authority services and works closely with colleagues, to provide specialist breastfeeding clinics in West Kent.
In addition, Vanessa regularly facilitates OCN accredited Maternity Nurse training courses, in London and abroad, for the highly acclaimed agency Babyem. She writes feature articles for nationwide baby-related publications, is a contributor to the Huffington Post, has previously been a guest expert speaker at other baby events and is currently writing her first book.
Vanessa works tirelessly to support as many parents as possible to succeed in their own personal breastfeeding goals, whatever they may be.
Known for her honest, down-to-earth and non-judgemental approach, Vanessa will be sharing her top tips for successful breastfeeding and working through common issues in her talk 'Surviving and Thriving as a Breastfeeding Mum' on Saturday 21 October and Sunday 22 October.
Visit her website to find out more: www.vanessachristie.com