About The Milk Hub
The Milk Hub is run by Libby (pronouns she/her) and is a safe and inclusive space for parents to access support throughout their parenting journey. The services offered include a variety of free and paid for support and classes. This includes antenatal infant feeding preparation, as well as postnatal feeding support, with mindfulness techniques underpinning practical evidence based information.
Libby is also a Three Step Rewind Practitioner offering support for parents experiencing birth or feeding trauma. She is also a Beyond Birth Mental Wellbeing Practitioner, supporting parents with their mental wellbeing during the perinatal period.
Libby lives by the coast in South Essex, with her feisty 3 year old daughter.
Infant Feeding Support
Libby is a trained infant feeding supporter, qualified to breastfeeding counsellor level and providing both antenatal and postnatal feeding information and education. She supports families to meet their own feeding goals, whatever that might be, and works with families who are exclusively breastfeeding, combi-feeding or exclusively formula feeding. All information provided by The Milk Hub is evidenced-based, and non-judgemental. This is a safe place for families to access the support they need.
As a Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner, Libby also provides support for parents to explore evidence-based mindfulness techniques which have been shown to support feeding & parenting journeys. The Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner qualification is an accredited qualification from The Mindful Breastfeeding School which is founded by Lactation Consultant Anna Le Grange (IBCLC).
Libby offers a variety of paid for and free infant feeding support. You can find out more about her classes & services offered by The Milk Hub here. For details of her voluntary infant feeding support & other free support options, please click here.
Birth & Feeding Trauma: 3 Step Rewind Practitioner
Libby is an accredited 3 Step Rewind Practitioner, specialising in birth and infant feeding trauma.
3 Step Rewind is a guided process which aims to unhook a difficult experience from our in-built alarm system and is commonly used to ease the difficult feelings which can be associated with a birth or feeding experience, but can be used to support someone who has experienced any traumatic event.
Virtual sessions available UK wide, and in-person sessions available in Shoeburyness.
Beyond Birth Mental Wellbeing Practitioner
As a qualified Beyond Birth Mental Wellbeing Practitioner, Libby supports parents with their own emotional wellbeing at any stage on their parenting journey, whether antenatally or postnatally. Beyond Birth is an accredited course run by perinatal mental health expert Sophie Burch.
Beyond Birth sessions focus on mindful early parenting techniques, enabling you to build resilience for the rollercoaster of parenting, and to be present for the joyful moments as your family grows. These sessions are all about supporting your transition as a first time parent, or becoming a parent to two, three, four or more small ones!
Libby runs Beyond Birth classes with holistic sleep coach and early years specialist Lizzie Noble, from Parenting Explorers. Building on the Beyond Birth ethos, Libby & Lizzie have created Beyond Birth sessions which provide support & community for parents with babies under 12 months, with access to bonus content around sleep, play & infant feeding.
For parents with children who are confidently walking to 4 years old, you can join their Nurture in Nature classes which combine forest school activities to nurture your little ones, alongside mindfulness & relaxation for you.
Bias Awareness trained with Vanisha Virgo
In March 2021, Libby took part in Vanisha Virgo’s (Mama & Me Doula Services) Bias Awareness training workshop to help improve her support for all of the families she works with & to ensure that The Milk Hub remains a safe & inclusive space for all families.
LGBTQ+ Competency in Birth & Beyond trained with The Queer Birth Club
In August 2020, Libby completed the above workshop with The Queer Birth Club, to help deepen her understanding of providing support for LGBTQ+ families.
The Milk Hub will always be a safe place for all families.