Meet your local Infant Feeding Specialists
Jo Glossop - Infant Feeding Specialist
I qualified as a health visitor in 1992. After having my first baby in 2000, I realised how important good breastfeeding support is for mums and subsequently trained as an NCT breastfeeding councillor. I no longer volunteer for the NCT but work for DCHS training staff in breastfeeding and supporting mums who are having problems with feeding. I qualified as a Lactation Consultant in 2017.
Gill McCavana - Infant Feeding Specialist
I qualified as a nurse in 1993 and have worked in a variety of clinical nurse specialist jobs. My interest in breastfeeding started with the birth of my first baby in 2002, I have since had two more babies. My passion for supporting mums, and for ensuring that mums had access to information to make informed choices, led me to becoming a local volunteer breastfeeding peer supporter in Chesterfield.
Currently I work part time for DCHS training and supporting healthvisiting teams and Healthy Family Peer Support Workers. I also hold clinics to support breastfeeding mothers. I recently qualified as a Lactation Consultant.
Denise Pemberton - Infant Feeding Specialist
I qualified as a nurse in 1982 and as a midwife in 1985. My passion for breastfeeding started in my work as a midwife and with my experience breastfeeding my daughters. I qualified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 1999. I have worked as an Infant Feeding Specialist mainly in hospitals for almost 20 years and have also worked in private practice.
I work full time for DCHS training and supporting health visiting teams and Healthy Family Peer Support Workers. I also hold clinics to support breastfeeding mothers.
The Specialist Infant Feeding Service Clinics
The Infant Feeding Specialists hold clinics in a number of venues across the County, to assist with mothers who are encountering more complex feeding challenges. These appointments involve a full feeding assessment, including observation of a feed and exploring ways to support the family on their feeding journey by creating a plan to work on alongside the support of the Health Visitor, the Health Family Peer Support Workers and volunteer service.