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Who We Are

Welcome to The Milk Hub!

The Milk Hub was started by Libby (pronouns she/her) as a safe and inclusive space for parents to access support throughout their parenting journey.  The main services we offer are:

All of the support we offer is evidence-based, current and up to date.  
 
We are proud to offer inclusive and zero judgement support.  The Milk Hub will always be a safe place for all families. 
 

Libby Barnes

As a passionate supporter of parents, Libby (she/her) is qualified to breastfeeding counsellor level in infant feeding support, as well as holding several other infant feeding qualifications.  She works with families to achieve their feeding goals, whatever those might be and however they choose to feed their babies. 

As a Three Step Rewind Practitioner, Libby supports parents who have experienced traumatic event, specialising in birth and feeding trauma.  Unfortunately we know that birth and feeding trauma has a significant impact in the likelihood of perinatal mental health issues, making this work vital.

Libby is also passionate about supporting parental mental wellbeing in the perinatal period, and holds a variety of mindfulness and wellbeing qualifications.  You can catch her running Beyond Birth classes which provide tailored support to parents within the first 12 months, and also Relaxation Club and Relaxation Club VIP which are uniquely curated programmes to support parenting wellbeing throughout your parenting journey.

Libby lives in South Essex near the beach with her feisty 4 year old daughter who is the inspiration behind The Milk Hub, and their elderly dog Barney.

Libby is available for Feeding Consultations, or Three Step Rewind.  You can also catch her at Beyond Birth classes and Relaxation Club. 

Joanne (she/her) is a trained infant feeding practitioner, qualified to OCN Level 3, with numerous other qualifications in infant feeding.  She is also a qualified Slingababy Babywearing Consultant, and a Know Your Lemons Breast Health Educator.

Joanne has volunteered for several years as a peer supporter, before going on to further her training in infant feeding and babywearing, and has recently completed further education in ways to introduce solids foods to a child’s diet.  She holds numerous certificates in topics around parenting support from perinatal mental health and beyond.

As a mother of 6, Joanne knows what it’s like to feel vulnerable and overwhelmed after having a child, and has experienced a host of infant feeding journeys over her 20 years of parenting. Jo’s feeding journeys have included expressing, triple feeding, formula, breastfeeding, combi-feeding, tongue tie, and at breast supplementation devices to name a few.  Jo is our expressing and pumping specialist.

Joanne offers a range of parenting and Fourth Trimester support, from a friendly listening ear, to consultations or a safe space to rant about troublesome teens!  Joanne offers 1:1 Feeding Consultations including sessions where you can learn to feed your baby safely in your sling. You can catch her over at Slings-on-Sea offering full babywearing consultations too.  

Jo is part of the Infant Feeding Focus Group for Mid and South Essex Trust, helping to shape the infant feeding offer across the local area. 

Jo will be offering Introducing Solids Workshops very soon, contact us if you’d like to be notified when this workshop goes live!

For further information on breast health, the Know Your Lemons website is here for further information. Free Know Your Lemons workshops with Joanne are available, please contact us.

Jo is available for Feeding Consultations and Feeding in Slings Consultations. 

Joanne Webb

Georgia Cooper-Daniel

 
Georgia (she/her) is a trained Infant Feeding Practitioner and qualified Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner, as well as being a qualified Antenatal and Postnatal Doula and Babywearing Peer Supporter.
 
Georgia has a degree in Psychology with a focus on infant and child development, and has worked within family support services for over a decade. She takes a person-centred, holistic approach to working with families in a non-judgemental way.
 
Georgia trained as a Peer Supporter after overcoming her own breastfeeding difficulties including painful feeds, mastitis, vasospasm and reflux.  Georgia continues to breastfeed beyond toddlerhood and feels passionately about supporting parents with their challenges at any stage of their journey, however they choose to feed their baby.  
 
As a Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner, Georgia’s approach focuses on practical suggestions, as well as support for your emotional wellbeing and building your confidence. Georgia uses evidence-based mindful feeding tools such as guided relaxations, positive affirmations and breath work to equip you with the skills to reach your feeding goals whilst enhancing your postnatal wellbeing and parenting journey. 
 
As an accredited Doula, Georgia offers an individualised package of support to the pregnant person and their family.  This can include preparation for birth, self-care during pregnancy and parenthood, exploring feeding choices, normal infant behaviour, what to expect in the fourth trimester and how to plan for the postnatal period.  Check out Georgia’s Preparing for the Fourth Trimester sessions. 
 
Georgia is a Maternity Patient Partner for the South and Mid Essex Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnership (MNVP) and plays a crucial role in instigating positive change in Maternity Services and advocating for families across the local NHS Trust.
 
She is currently undertaking further studies in homeopathy, and loves a chat about cloth nappies and anything reusable and sustainable.
 

Bias Awareness & LGBTQ+ Competency in Birth and Beyond Trained

Both Jo and Libby have completed the Bias Awareness Workshop offered by Vanisha Virgo (The OBS) and the LGBTQ+ Competency in Birth and Beyond training delivered by The Queer Birth Club. 

The Milk Hub team are proud to offer inclusive support for all families.