About Alissa

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Midwifery)

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) and member of the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM). 

OCN Level 4 Tongue Tie Assessment

UNICEF Breastfeeding Train the Trainer Qualified 

Member of Lactation Consultants of Great Britain. 

I've been working with mums and babies for almost 10 years, and as a breastfeeding mama myself, I know how important it is to have the right support early on in your breastfeeding journey - to make your journey into motherhood as smooth and enjoyable as possible!

Suffolk Breastfeeding was formed to provide mums of Suffolk & Essex with access to breastfeeding support. I believe all mums can succeed at breastfeeding with the right education and support and this is what we endeavour to provide. 

Breastfeeding has always been a passion of mine. It pains me to hear stories of mothers who 'couldn't' breastfeed, or gave up because it hurt too much. If only they had the right support and education - they may have been able to achieve their goal of breastfeeding. I aim to support mothers through my work as a lactation consultant to achieve their goals - whether it be fully breastfeeding, combination feeding or anything in between.

Following my midwifery training, and after developing a passion for supporting breastfeeding mums I began the process to qualify as an IBCLC. This involves theory courses, observation and 1000 hours of clinical practice prior to sitting for examination. 

IBCLC is the highest level credential for a health care professionals who specialise in the clinical management of breastfeeding. We are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

I provide personalised, compassionate support to mothers throughout their breastfeeding journeys. Every mother and baby is different, and I will support you towards a positive breastfeeding journey!

Alissa Pemberton
BSc (Midwifery), IBCLC, CIMI

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BSc (Midwifery), IBCLC, CIMI

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