About me

I am a lactation consultant, helping parents with breast and bottle feeding.

My name is Lisa Dunckley and I live in South East London with my partner and three teenage children. I mainly work in the boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich, Bromley and Southwark.

My belief in the “modern village” lies at the heart of what I do day in, day out. Often it is the lack of this village that causes a lot of distress and uncertainty for parents.   

I see my work as a passion to provide evidence-based, non-judgemental support on this intense journey that is early parenthood.

Lisa, a lactation consultant, has a disposable glove on her right hand. This hand is gently holding the chin of a newborn baby who is lying in her lap.

I trained and worked as a chartered accountant for many years until 2014 when I started supporting families in my community as a breastfeeding peer supporter.

It was whilst helping new parents on my local postnatal ward that I realised I wanted to train to the highest level of breastfeeding medicine: a board certified lactation consultant.  

A holistic, multi-layered support structure is integral to the success of infant feeding: for the individual, but also for public health.  I value the relationships I have with health care providers in my community: maternity support workers, midwives, health visitors, paediatricians, bodyworkers, doulas and tongue tie practitioners.

"Lisa has been incredible. Without her I think my breastfeeding journey would have ended before it really started. She has supported us through supply issues, tons of general questions and anxieties and now allergy issues as well.

She is so deeply knowledgeable, but also caring. Lisa always acts as a sounding board, never pushing any particular agenda other than to best support all the women she meets."

What is a lactation consultant?

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) are highly experienced, trained and qualified to help parents and babies to breastfeed. They are knowledgeable in all areas of lactation and can help with both basic and complex breastfeeding challenges. 

IBCLCs are experts and hold the internationally recognised breastfeeding credential.

IBCLCs are regulated by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and work within a code of professional conduct and are subject to disciplinary procedure. They are required to recertify every 5 years.

You can find out more on the Lactation Consultants of Great Britain website.

The role of an  IBCLC lactation consultant is to support you, however you are feeding. 

There is no magic bullet. Tincture of time is often what is needed alongside a good foundation and clear strategy. I will hear you, stand by you and advocate for you, if need be.

More than giving advice or answers, I believe my job is to help you clear your own path.