About me

About me

“As an IBCLC I am passionate about helping families feed their babies in the way they choose to.”

I have been an IBCLC for 5 years, and have grown a successful private practice, serving families not only locally, but across the world.

Along with being an IBCLC, I am a trained and qualified Norland Nanny so I have the highest quality training in working with babies, children and their families, and therefore a unique set of skills. This has given me a solid basis to develop my own business working in the field of infant feeding support, and lactation, something I feel so privileged to be able to do. I love my job!

After having my first baby, and having discovered a passion for supporting families to breastfeed. I volunteered as a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter for nearly 4 years, before becoming a Voluntary Breastfeeding Counsellor for an International Breastfeeding charity.

After completing the educational (14 health science subjects, and 90 hours of breastfeeding education) and clinical hours (1000 hours of practical experience) requirements I was accepted to sit the IBCLC exam, and in December 2018 I was thrilled to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. This means I am trained to have the highest level of breastfeeding education and awareness to support families to breastfeed, whether that is through antenatal education, or if things are tricky or more complicated.

As is necessary for an IBCLC, I have to recertify every after 5 years in Practise, and have to demonstrate a commitment to keeping my clinical knowledge up to date, and evidence based.

I live in Canterbury, Kent with my husband and 2 children. I’m a member of LCGB and also a pump agent for Ardo. I’m a Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner so can help you use Mindfulness techniques to reach your goals.

Here are a few of my qualifications that demonstrate, alongside my IBCLC qualification,  my passion for providing the most holistic and evidence based practice I can, and my commitment to maintaining a high level of training and education.

DipHe Early Childhood Studies (2006)
NVQ Level 3 Early Years Care & Education (2006)
BA Hons, (2:1) The Open University (2008)
ABC Certificate in Counselling Concepts (2009)
Baby Massage Practitioner Certificate (Massage for Babies) (2010)
Tongue Tie Study Day facilitated by Sarah Oakley (2018)
Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner Training (2018)
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (2018)
OCN (Level 4) Understanding Colic, Reflux and infant allergies course (2020)
Baby wearing peer supporter course with Born to Carry (2020)
Millpond Children’s Sleep Clinic: Sleep Study Day for Professionals (2020)
OCN (Level 4) Understanding Tongue Tie in Infants (2020)
Using the ATLFF on Hazelbaker Lactation Institute (2021)
Oral Functional Assessment of the Breastfeeding Dyad (2021)
Catherine Watson Genna study group around Sucking Skills (2023)

I do my upmost to help families within 48 hours of them contacting me, and can often help sooner. Please get in touch if there’s any way I can help and support your family. I’m always happy to chat through the support you’re looking for, so please don’t hesitate to call, message or email me.

Hannah Croft
07732 090102