Lucy Lowe | Peer Supporter

Lucy Lowe | Breastfeeding Peer Supporter

Hi I’m Lucy! Since becoming a parent almost 10 years ago I have been passionate about breastfeeding issues. After the birth of my second son I worked for four years as a volunteer peer supporter at nnuh, working in antenatal, postnatal, neonatal intensive care and the Restrictive Lingual Frenulum clinic. For the last 18 months I have been employed as a maternity support worker, working within the postnatal ward and the infant feeding team at NNUH. I have completed my Mother Supporter qualification with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers and a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter course through the National Childbirth Trust. Other training includes the Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative course and refresher course, the NNUH RLF study day and NNUH INfant Feeding Keyworker training. I fed my boys for 8months and 4 years (to the day!) respectively! I had a challenging time with my first son due to an undiagnosed RLF and postnatal depression. I feel extremely passionately about supporting mothers to achieve their feeding goals in an empathic way, helping them to feel encouraged and empowered. I have a degree in Applied Psychology and subsequently worked for 12 years in mental health and substance misuse. I feel privileged to join Sian and the team as a volunteer peer supporter and look forward to meeting and helping lots of families.