• UNICEF Babyfriendly Initative: Breastfeeding Management,
St. Thomas Hospital, London UK
• La Leche League Courses & Training, London UK
• Qualified Lactation Consultant IBCLC, London UK
• Maternity Nurse Certification at "NEST"
Newborn Education Services & Training, London UK
• Studies in Educational Science, Freie Universität, Berlin Germany
• Diploma in Child Care & Child Development
Pestalozzi-Froebel-Haus, Berlin Germany
• Qualified Paediatric Nurse, Aschaffenburg/Frankfurt Germany
For over 30 years I worked with healthy and sick children and babies in different hospitals and in various disciplines in Germany. I held leading positions in the German health and social system.
At the Royal Brompton Hospital, a specialist center for heart and lung diseases in London, I worked for many years as a paediatric nurse, including holding the post as breastfeeding & pain management link nurse, which I found to be both a challenging and rewarding task. Diving into a different health system in another country and it's people, broadened my knowledge and enriched my view towards my own upbringing and education.
Starting my own business as a lactation consultant and maternity nurse - after working in a clinical setting for so long - appeared as a huge step into a new working world inside the privacy of families with a newborn baby. It gave me great pleasure to work with international families in London and abroad and widened my personal and professional experience enormously.
As a very special encounter I can describe meeting Dr. Gowri Motha from Gentle Birth Method in London. Working alongside her for several years providing breastfeeding sessions as part of her antenatal classes expanded my knowledge greatly. Absorbing her fascinating practice and wisdom of a gentle and empowering approach for mothers to be in their birth preparation.
I gained deep knowledge and practical experience regarding tongue-tie babies and breastfeeding problems through many workshops, conferences and training with tongue-tie practitioners. I also worked at the Tongue-tie Clinic at Kings College Hospital, London.
I keep up to date with current knowledge and newest science regarding breastfeeding and lactation via conferences, online symposiums, literature and exchange with professional peer groups.