I have been supporting mothers and babies in Cambridge since 2011 when I was accredited as a breastfeeding counsellor with one of the national breastfeeding organisations.
I became a recognised postnatal doula with Doula UK early in 2016 and have worked with many mothers and families since then including families with their first baby, with older children and also with a number of families with twins.
My background is in charity communications and publications, but after I had my children (my son was born in 2004 and my daughter in 2007) I came to realise how important the right support is to new mothers and families.
I have worked with families who are breastfeeding, who are bottle-feeding, who are combination feeding and who are supplementing in various ways. My passion is about helping parents to reach the goals they set for themselves by giving independent, evidence-based support and information.
I also co-lead the local group of a national breastfeeding organisation and am part of its social media team.
I am a co-founder and trustee of Cambridge Breastfeeding Alliance and am one of the breastfeeding counsellors working at the weekly Breastfeeding Drop-in in Cambridge and providing online support.
I have undertaken peer supporter baby wearing training.
I am part of Doula UK, Developing Doulas and Cambridgeshire Doulas.
I hold a current DBS check and insurance.
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"Justine's help was crucial to us helping us to fully enjoy the first few months with our little girl. The combination of her experience, lovely approach and huge knowledge about breastfeeding gave us the support we needed to get through a difficult start and still feel like we could enjoy those initial few weeks together as we got used to being a new family. Her sensitive approach meant we were comfortable and enjoyed having her as part of what is a very personal family time. We are incredibly grateful for her wisdom, sensitivity and kindness, and can't recommend her support postnatally more highly."