Hello and welcome to our website. I am Rosamund McFadden, but unless I am in trouble you can call me Ros. I have a diverse background of experience starting with an interest in art and ending with an interest in feeding babies!
I was a fashion student, studying at the London College of Fashion in the late 1980’s. I moved to Milton Keynes in 1988 and worked in merchandising for fashion retailers before starting a family, with the birth of my eldest daughter Alicia. I went on to have a son Oliver 18 months later and started working for Argos head office in catalogue production and eventually in supply chain and e-procurement. Not the most logical employment route for a fashion student. I had another child Elliot and found myself with 3 children under five, as the main wage earner in the family, working full time in a demanding job and then….. divorced, met the love of my life and had my fourth child D’Arcy. It was when I was pregnant with my last child that I lost my job. This motivated me to retrain and after achieving a first class honours degree in Midwifery at Northampton University I joined Milton Keynes Hospital as a registered midwife.
I have been a registered midwife since 2009, working in the hospital and community settings, but since 2014 I have specialised in the area of breastfeeding, a long time passion of mine after breastfeeding all four of my children with varying success.
In 2014 I qualified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and was promoted into the role of Infant Feeding Lead Midwife at Milton Keynes University hospital in 2016. I took on the project lead role for the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative and became a qualified tongue tie practitioner after training with the University Hospital Southampton NHS trust.
In 2015 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, an irony for a breastfeeding specialist. I thank my role and knowledge for the fact that I spotted a change in my breast early, I only had Stage 1 disease and that is why I am here today. This was the catalyst for the life changing decision to follow my dream of starting a business to find solutions to support breastfeeding mothers, their families and support businesses who employ these women or their partners to understand their responsibilities and the parents’ needs.
As my Linked in profile states, I am an advocate for women and babies’ health, with entrepreneurial tendencies in the world of lactation. So in a nutshell I am a fashionista, lover of art, with a variable history in the retail business, a senior health professional and a proud Mum of four wonderful children.
Private Lactation Consultancy
Face to Face
The consultancy offers one to one private lactation support in the comfort of your home. This gives you a face to face consultation with you and your baby/babies. ace consultations where I will explore your medical history, pregnancy and/or birth details and background to your issues. I will then make some observe a feed, examine your breasts and baby's suckling function and any obvious musculoskeletal restrictions. I will then develop a plan and discuss the need for referral to other practitioners or signpost to further useful information to resolve or begin to address your issues as necessary.
As a registered midwife and lactation consultant (IBCLC) I have an expert knowledge of Infant Feeding, focusing on lactation but covering any form of infant feeding. I am available for guest lecturing, presentations, speeches, article writing and available to be interviewed as an expert voice in t eh field.
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Courses and Workshops
Choose a course to suit your needs. I hope to dispel all the myths, prepare you for as many eventualities as I can and set you up for a good start.
Antenatal Mindful Relaxation
Antenatal Breastfeeding class
Birth Trauma or PTSD Course
Back to Work Workshop
Private Lactation Consultations
1 to 1 Zoom
The consultancy offers one to one private lactation support using a video call software such as Zoom. This mirrors the face to face consultations as much as possible, with the use of photos and videos to establish any physical restrictions, although I can only suggest there may be an issue rather than diagnose. I will explore your medical history, pregnancy and/or birth details and background to your issues. I will then make some observations and give information and support as relevant. I will then develop a plan and discuss the need for referral to other practitioners or signpost to further useful information to resolve or begin to address your issues.
App IOS & Android
This is an App in iOS and Android formats that provides breastfeeding support and information. The App has an Information Hub offering evidenced based information that reflects that given by health professionals under the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative. There is a Breastfeeding Friendly Map where breastfeeding parents can pin reviews of breastfeeding friendly places they have visited when out and about, like a Trip-Advisor for breastfeeding places.
Public Health and NHS Trusts have the opportunity to have a licence to have their support services added to the Info Hub under the Local Support tab and pins for all their groups added to the map (for further details complete the contact form below)
A consulting service for businesses and organisations to implement policies, strategies and facilities to support and accommodate the pregnant or breastfeeding employee, client or customer. These services include assessment of the businesses/organisations estate of buildings to establish current provision and a review of current policy. A report is then completed to propose a package of solutions, such as: installations, improvements, workshops, policy improvement and staff incentives.
To find out more or enquire about these services please complete the Contact Form below.