Sian Aldis | IBCLC BA(Hons), FdSc.

Lactation Consultant, Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner & Holistic Sleep Coach

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Hi I’m Sian Aldis and I run No Milk Like Mama’s!

I am passionate about good quality, consistent and evidence based support for families. 

I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner and Holistic Sleep Coach.  I have a Degree in Integrated Health & Social Care and am focused on family centred care, providing an holistic approach to the support I offer. 

To be eligible to sit the qualifying IBLCE (International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners) exam I completed over 1000 clinical hours supporting breastfeeding women, study of 14 health science subjects and 90 hours of lactation specific training.

I have a First Class Honours Degree in Integrated Health and Social Care, a Foundation Degree with Distinction in Health Studies, a Higher Level Apprenticeship in Health and am a qualified Assistant Practitioner.

I have trained as a Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner and use mindfulness tools in both my antenatal and postnatal work.

I have completed two Advanced Level (4 & 5) Open College Network (OCN) accredited sleep courses, including the Holistic Sleep Coaching Programme, which is the most in-depth gentle sleep training available. I provide Holistic Sleep Support to families by offering information on nurturing alternatives to Cry-It-Out and similar sleep training methods, along with understanding of what is normal for your child and ways to help you cope.

I am also insured as a Maternity Nurse/Nanny, providing additional practical support to families and enabling parents to get some rest and relaxation. 

Having initially experienced difficulties breastfeeding my own 3 children, I became aware of the benefits of breastfeeding support and the need for it to be easily accessible to women.

I originally trained as a volunteer with The Breastfeeding Network. I have since completed further training with UNICEF, the University of East Anglia (UEA), City College Norwich, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and BabyEm. I worked as a Breastfeeding Practitioner within an award winning NHS Breastfeeding Team in Waveney and Great Yarmouth, gaining experience in a wide range of breastfeeding concerns.

Following the dissolution of this NHS service, I set up No Milk Like Mama’s (formerly Sian Aldis – Breastfeeding Practitioner) to provide breastfeeding support that is available and accessible to all families.

Prior to having children, I worked in the legal profession and studied to become a Legal Executive. I was also a Registered Childminder before furthering my education in lactation.

I regularly undertake further training and education and this is a requirement of my certification as an IBCLC, to ensure I am up to date with new research and evidence based practice. 

My goal is to make good quality Breastfeeding and sleep support accessible to ALL families.

Yours

Sian Aldis

Qualifications & Experience:

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
  • UEA BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care (1st)
  • UEA FdSc Health Studies (Distinction)
  • Higher Level Apprenticeship in Health (Assistant Practitioner)
  • Restrictive Lingual Frenulum (Tongue-Tie) Training – NNUH
  • BfN Breastfeeding Helpers Course
  • OCN Training to Support the Breastfeeding Mother
  • UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Train the Trainer course
  • NNUH Breastfeeding Management course
  • Holistic Sleep Coaching Programme (OCN Level 5)
  • Advanced Sleep Training Skills – Gentle Sleep Training (OCN Level 4)
  • Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner
  • NICU Peer Support Training
  • Working in the NHS as a Breastfeeding Practitioner as part of an award winning team
  • Facilitating Baby Cafes
  • Delivering antenatal sessions
  • Volunteering with The Breastfeeding Network at:
    – West Pottergate support group
    – Norfolk and Norwich University hospital
  • Regular Supervision & Learning 
  • Ongoing Professional Development (CERPS)
  • Member of Lactation Consultants of Great Britain (LCGB)
  • Professional Insurances