Victoria Leith & Amanda Smith – Lactation Consultants & Tongue Tie Practitioners

Victoria Leith

Victoria is from Cambridgeshire and studied Psychology and Acupuncture before embarking on her Midwifery career.  Victoria trained as a midwife in London at the University of Greenwich where she also trained in complementary therapies for pregnancy including moxibustion, aromatherapy, massage and reflex zone therapy before taking her first midwifery post at Southend Hospital.

Married to a children’s doctor, Victoria has moved about with her work since.  She was a community midwife in central Cambridge before taking on a public health role focussing on smoking cessation and supporting breastfeeding, when she decided to train as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and train to assess and divide tongue ties.  Victoria has recently moved to Melton Mowbray and linked up with Amanda.

Victoria has been active in safeguarding audits and in updating teaching materials for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and enjoys exploring new research and teaching.

When her nose is not in a book she is often found with her husband walking their two dogs.

 

Amanda Smith

For over ten years, I’ve had an interest in infant feeding.  I continued to develop this as a children’s nurse working on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with special care babies and as a trained breastfeeding peer supporter in a volunteer capacity.

I went on to become an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), and as such I have membership with LCGB and ILCA.  Whilst studying for my Qualification in Specialty as a NICU nurse, I simultaneously completed my training as a Tongue Tie Practitioner to be able to offer frenulotomy for ankyloglossia (tongue tie).  I am registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council and Association of Tongue Tie Practitioners.  I am insured with Hiscox Business Insurance.

My goals in practice are helping you to achieve yours in feeding your baby.  As a NICU nurse, I’ve learned that success looks different for every family.  As an IBCLC and tongue tie practitioner, I am here to explore all options and provide support from common breastfeeding issues through to the complex cases. I have Practice Privilege as a Tongue Tie Nurse Practitioner with Private Midwives, a CQC-registered employer.

  • Private Midwives – membership number, TTP02
  • NMC PIN: 08A0566E
  • IBCLC Certification number: L-108451 (expires 2021) Search here
  • Mobile: 07846 508131
  • Email: amandasmithibclc@gmail.com
  • Click here to visit my website.