Welcome to Bubs&Milk.
Let me introduce myself…….
My name is Sam Foster and I am a Lactation Consultant (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), Clinical Midwife and Parent Educator. I completed my Midwifery training in the UK and have enjoyed over 14 years experience looking after women throughout their pregnancy, birth and postnatal period, including supporting them with their lactation and feeding journeys. My husband and I emigrated to Australia in 2011 and the following year, I was delighted to qualify as a Lactation Consultant. We now live in Thornlands which is in the Redlands/Bayside area of Brisbane in Queensland, with our 2 Golden Retrievers, Apollo and Athena.
I have been lucky enough to support families with their lactation and feeding needs in a variety of settings and situations such as; Maternity hospitals (antenatal, birth suite, theatre, postnatal), homebirths, waterbirths, breastfeeding cafes, teenage mums groups, parent education classes, low and high risk pregnancies, twins, clients’ homes, community clinics, pre- and post- tongue and lip tie releases, breastfeeding drop-in clinics and outpatient lactation consultant clinics.
As well as working in Private Practice with Bubs&Milk, I also work at a large tertiary Maternity Hospital as a Clinical Midwife and IBCLC where I support the families and health professionals around Infant Feeding and Lactation. I am a great believer in forever learning and have spent the last few years becoming more educated and experienced in the area of oral function. I have attended many seminars and courses around the area of tongue and upper lip ties and also undertaken a 3 day course on Orofacial Myology so I can further understand and therefore support infants with poor sucking function.
I have recently spent a year away up in Bundaberg and was delighted to be able to support many families in rural and remote parts of Queensland . This was enabled by phone or online consultations and was a wonderful way to be able to access those with limited support near to them. I have recently returned to our home in Brisbane and will be available for home visits in the Redlands/Bayside area or phone or online consultations to anywhere across Australia/NZ.
Please feel free to pop over to my Facebook page for lots of information that you may find helpful. And send me a message or give me a call if you would like to book an appointment in for a consultation 🙂
IBCLC CM 🌸