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:
- Infant feeding support – however you choose to feed your baby. This may be exclusive formula feeding, combi-feeding, breast/chest feeding or exclusive pumping.
- Support for birth & feeding trauma using the Three Step Rewind technique.
- Mindful parenting & wellbeing coaching, including Beyond Birth and Relaxation Club.
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.
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!