My name is Jas and I am a Registered Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Tongue Tie Practitioner.
Having had over 14 years of history as a Midwife in the Community setting, I have been blessed to be able to witness the beautiful moment when a mother and her family welcome and bond with their new baby, and the empowerment that they feel as their confidence and knowledge develops in their role as parents.
The Midwife’s role in this process is key and with each and every family that I can support, I feel a huge sense of gratitude for being part of that special moment.
Feeding your baby is one of the most exciting and challenging parts of being a parent and can also be an overwhelming experience if you choose to breast feed. This is because breastfeeding is a technique that involves lots of support from those around you, while both you and your baby are learning to make it work.
Once established, breastfeeding your baby is a wonderful and bonding experience with fantastic health benefits for you both.
Having personally experienced both a straightforward breastfeeding journey and also one involving tongue tie divisions, mastitis and slow weight gain, my personal experience has fuelled my professional passion to develop the awareness and identification of Tongue Tie and the significance they can have on a woman and her baby’s feeding path.
I completed the Tongue Tie division training programme based in Southampton to ensure my knowledge and competence levels are adequate to complete the assessment and perform the procedure safely.
Although I have a wealth of breastfeeding support experience through my role in Community midwifery and a qualified Lactation Consultant with the International Board Certified Lactation Consultants(IBCLCs).
I am regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and I have medical indemnity insurance as a Tongue Tie Practitioner with Beazley.