MEET JANE - THE BABY NURSE
Caring, Calm, Knowledgeable
Hi I’m Jane, Paediatric Nurse, Lactation Consultant and proud mum of my two girls. Colleagues and clients tell me they like that I am caring and down to earth and able to convey my extensive paediatric and breastfeeding expertise with humour and compassion. I like to keep things as simple and practical as possible.
I attained my Bachelor of Nursing in 1995 and began my Paediatric Nursing career in 1997 starting at Wellington Children's Hospital where I cared for children with a variety of medical and surgical conditions. In 2014 I began working towards becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. This involved over 500 hours of clinical supervision, completing theory papers and eventually a 4 hour exam.
Currently I enjoy my work with The Baby Nurse, part time employment as a senior registered nurse on a paediatric ward and being mother, chauffeur and personal assistant to my two teenage girls. I’m passionate about working with families with new babies and so looking forward to working with you.
NZRCompN, BN, PG Cert Adv Nursing (Paediatrics), IBCLC
Jane is amazing. She saved my nipples and my sanity. I cannot recommend her enough to others establishing breastfeeding, and to get her support early.
She was super capable. She came and had a great look at how I feed, assessed my baby's mouth for her quirky ties, (and squished head). She gave me a clear plan (written) for my next steps including clear tips on how to get a deeper latch.
And she was kind. When things went off track (nipple infection, mastitis) she was so supportive. She checked in on how I was, updated our plan, and even did a Sat afternoon mercy dash to drop off a pump and show me how to use it. Kindness is so important in the fragile and pain filled post partum days!
Thank you so much Jane!
Fiona, August 2018
With so much information out there and advice coming left/right and centre - three weeks in with my little man I realised I was pretty overwhelmed and confused! I was exclusively breast feeding and my baby was putting on good weight but I was in extreme pain feeding him - I knew something needed to change but I wasn't sure how - I was constantly told "breast is best!" and "is your baby putting on good weight?" I had a million questions but wasn't sure who to ask! Jane was recommended to me via Rachel Dudfield who ran the antenatal classes (equally amazing!) and I phoned Jane on New Years eve! She was so caring and helpful and I immediately felt at ease. We organised to meet within a few days. Jane offers invaluable experience and advice and it makes such a difference that she comes and does home visits. She took the time to listen to my story and gave simple but such effective tips! We kept in touch and she made the effort to follow up and check in to make sure things were going well for me. Thank you so much Jane - no one ever said motherhood would be easy but I can definitely say you made it easier for me x
Jenna, January 2019
I got in touch with Jane after she came recommended by my midwife. I was having issues with a fussy baby latching and was getting fairly destroyed nipples. Jane responded quickly to set up a time to come to my house. She was friendly and offered some really handy suggestions and tips which got feeding on track and my nipples quickly healed - life saver! She was also really supporting and encouraging with follow up queries I had. Would highly recommend!
Sarah, July 2018
I felt I was struggling with feeding as my little one wasn't staying on for long and my supply had dropped. Jane turned up at my house and was helpful from the very start. She really listened to my issues and how I was feeling.
I really appreciated the time she put into helping me with breastfeeding and the tips and useful things we discussed such as position, bottles, pumping, etc. I also really appreciated the follow up email which outlined everything we had discussed and links to things for me to look into further, along with follow up text messages. I now feel a lot more confident with breastfeeding and baby is much more happy. I strongly recommend Jane to anyone who may be having any breastfeeding issues. Thank you so much Jane.