Birth, Baby & You

Dee Bell, RM IBCLC

Specialist Tongue-tie Practitioner, Midwife & Lactation Consultant

Dee Bell, RM IBCLC

Specialist Tongue-tie Practitioner,
Midwife & Lactation Consultant

A few words about me

Dee Bell portrait – Birth, Baby & You – Dee Bell – Lactation Consultant for Kent, Surrey & Sussex

Hi, I’m Dee.

I’m mother to 7-year-old Florence, a registered midwife, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and a Specialist Tongue-Tie Practitioner.

I worked within the NHS for over 16 years before becoming independent, where I am now able to offer a more bespoke service and my clients the expert support and time they need.

Becoming a parent is one of the most wonderful adventures that you will ever undertake. But it can also be confusing and sometimes challenging. I will help you sift through the myths and conflicting advice and support you to find a path that is right for you and your new family.

I do this by giving evidence-based support and information, with compassion and understanding, and as many practical tips about being a new parent as possible.

I have supported thousands of women like you on their parenting journey, helping them feel heard and supported when it comes to making the feeding choices that are right for them.

I look forward to working with you too.

With love,

Signature – Birth, Baby & You – Dee Bell – Lactation Consultant for Kent, Surrey & Sussex

Dee

I believe

  • Every woman has the right to factual, unbiased information and support to make informed choices about how she feeds her baby.
  • Breastfeeding is about more than just food.
  • With better support more mothers can breastfeed.
  • Breastfeeding is the optimal food for a baby, as it’s uniquely made up of the exact nutrients needed for each individual baby for at least the first six months.
  • The most important things to a child are love, care, warmth and bonding.

Professional background

  • Registered with the CQC (Care Quality Commission).
  • Qualified Midwife registered with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) since 2003.
  • Full member of the Association of Tongue Tie Practitioners, holding full indemnity insurance with Hiscox Insurers Ltd.
  • Qualified Specialist Tongue Tie Practitioner, with over 11 years’ experience.
  • NHS Infant Feeding Specialist Midwife and Tongue Tie Practitioner for a leading hospital in the South East (2008-2016).
  • Highly experienced International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2011, requalifying every 5 years to ensure up-to-date and relevant practice skills.
  • Qualified and experience Paediatric First Aid instructor

I believe

  • Every woman has the right to factual, unbiased information and support to make informed choices about how she feeds her baby.
  • Breastfeeding is about more than just food.
  • With better support more mothers can breastfeed.
  • Breastfeeding is the optimal food for a baby, as it’s uniquely made up of the exact nutrients needed for each individual baby for at least the first six months.
  • The most important things to a child are love, care, warmth and bonding.

Professional background

  • Registered with the CQC (Care Quality Commission).
  • Qualified Midwife registered with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) since 2003.
  • Full member of the Association of Tongue-Tie Practitioners, holding full indemnity insurance with Hiscox Insurers Ltd.
  • Qualified Specialist Tongue-Tie Practitioner, with over 11 years’ experience.
  • NHS Infant Feeding Specialist Midwife and Tongue-Tie Practitioner for a leading hospital in the South East (2008-2016).
  • Highly experienced International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2011, requalifying every 5 years to ensure up-to-date and relevant practice skills.
  • Qualified and experience Paediatric First Aid instructor