Luisa Lyons | IBCLC, RM, BSc (Hons)
Lactation Consultant, Registered Midwife & Tongue-tie Practitioner
Hi I’m Luisa, I am an experienced midwife, qualifying in 2001 and have worked in the NHS since the age of 18. I continue to work as a specialist midwife in Tongue-tie at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. I am also a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and qualified in 2006.
As a Lactation Consultant I support parents to be able to breastfeed their babies and also parents who require support with bottle feeding.
I was previously the Infant Feeding Lead at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and have many years of experience supporting parents with both breast and bottle feeding.
Outside of my private practitioner I continue to work within the NHS as a specialist Midwife and Tongue-tie Practitioner. I run NHS clinics every week to see babies that are referred to us with suspected restriction of their tongue causing feeding issues. My role also involves working with GPs and delivering training to practitioners.
As a mother of two, I know what it is like to feel overwhelmed and vulnerable after having a baby. It is such an intense time for both parents, especially when feeding is difficult. I love being able to be there for parents and to support them to feed their babies and ultimately make a difficult time a bit better for them.
I run a fortnightly free Breastfeeding Support Group in Dereham which you are welcome to attend and my clients can also access this for ongoing support.