As an international board certified lactation consultant, Tricia is experienced with supporting parents to breastfeed or chestfeed. She can also support parents who choose to bottle feed their babies, or use a combination of the two. This work inspired her to gain further qualifications to support parents in the early months, as so often discussion around infant feeding leads to questions about sleep, postnatal recovery, and how parents can get support to look after themselves whilst meeting their baby's (or babies') needs.
She finds it helpful to start some of these discussions antenatally to help expectant parents prepare. Her particular focus is on helping parents to meet their goals whilst caring for their babies in a responsive way, fostering strong attachment and positive mental wellbeing.