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24 Mar, 2020

Tory Madden

I can’t recommend Emma strongly enough. She has deep knowledge, broad experience, and truly cares about people. She has helped me through several difficulties with breastfeeding and also supported me as a new mother by bringing her midwifery experience to our conversations. She understands that many breastfeeding issues need to be sorted out promptly and […]

7 Mar, 2018


So grateful to have my baby girl. Thanks again for teaching us CPR without which Celine wouldn’t be here. Thank you for everything you do.

7 Mar, 2018

Arifah and Saaliha

My little one is 6 months already! Our breastfeeding journey, that started off so very rocky is still continuing 💪🏽 There are much more smiles, full tummies and loads of bonding time. Even though we are not exclusively breastfeeding(my supply never increased despite all attempts to get it to) we are at least we still […]

7 Mar, 2018


I just wanted to say thank you once again for teaching me how to feed Salma. It’s been almost a year and we are still going strong. We can feed anywhere, anytime. It was her first time on a plane this past holiday season and I was quite anxious, worried about her crying but I […]

3 Jan, 2018

Relactation | Can you breastfeed your weaned baby again?

Can you stimulate your milk supply after you stop breastfeeding, or induce lactation as an adoptive mother? Charlene Yared-West explores relactation. What is relactation? According to Leana Habeck, a breastfeeding consultant and La Leche League leader, there is a difference between relactation and induced lactation. “Relactation is about re-establishing milk secretion after weaning your baby […]

23 Oct, 2017

Does Breastfeeding Matter?

I’ve noticed a burst of blogs and articles lately seeming to rubbish breastfeeding evidence, claiming equivalency of breast and formula milk, decrying any benefits of breastfeeding or risks of formula feeding, and defending formula as merely a choice, rather than a health dilemma. I’ve been pondering the correct response to this for some time. I […]

23 Oct, 2017

Alice and Clint

We really just wanted to let you know how truly grateful we are that you have been part of our pregnancy and birth journey with Luke. Clint and I loved the classes and you gave me the confidence boost I needed to not be scared going into birth but for it to be the absolute […]

6 Oct, 2017

Jorja Jagger Scott

I am writing this to try and explain how Emma changed my life. From the moment my husband and I decided we wanted to have children I knew that I wanted to breastfeed. As a scientist I had a basic understanding but craved knowing all the finer details and began to research everything I could […]

15 Jul, 2017

Breastfeeding after a bilateral mastectomy

Can I breastfeed after a Bilateral Mastectomy? Yes, if you have had a breast and nipple reconstruction on at least one breast. Not only is it possible in this case, but it can be emotionally beneficial. Although a bilateral mastectomy means that you will have no breast tissue to produce milk, there is a device called […]

24 May, 2017

Exclusive Breastfeeding for 6 Months and Beyond

South Africa has the lowest rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the world (8%). Lack of understanding of the critical importance of breastfeeding, compounded by fears of HIV transmission, among other factors, has hindered progress to promote and support breastfeeding in this country. The Tshwane Declaration of Support for Breastfeeding in South Africa committed them and […]

19 May, 2017


I met Emma when I was 33 weeks pregnant and had just been told that my baby had growth restriction and would need to be delivered as soon as possible.  Needless to say it was an extremely stressful time and Emma’s calm support and positivity was just what I needed.  In spite of having a […]

3 Dec, 2016

Dr Nirvana Pillay

We have had the good fortune of getting to know Emma over the last 8 months-although it feels like years. We had attended her ante-natal classes, had her as our post-delivery midwife and our lactation expert. She is a true gem and a special person to our family because of her kind heart,compassion, passion for […]

30 Jul, 2016

Jade D.

I was referred to me-a-mama antenatal classes by my gynae,Kate Richardson, when I was 30 weeks pregnant. Being so late into my pregnancy I was very concerned I would not get a place. After speaking to Emma on the phone she assured me that she would make a spot for me for which I was […]

30 Jul, 2016

Lesley P.

When my son was 8 weeks old he got bronchiolitus, and drank very little milk as a result. I didn’t consider how this would affect my milk supply, being so focused on him getting better. When he recovered, and I didn’t seem to have enough milk for him, I really panicked. It’s difficult to describe […]

30 Jul, 2016

Chantal D.

I honestly feel that I owe a huge part of my success in breastfeeding my twins to Emma. She helped us in so many ways, words can’t begin to describe how grateful we are. My milk was very delayed coming in and without her support I am sure my babies would’ve been admitted to hospital […]

30 Jul, 2016

Julie D.

Thank you so much for all your help and support.  We thoroughly enjoyed the antenatal classes, but what touched us so much was all your help after Charlotte’s birth.  Your advice on breastfeeding was invaluable, and it was so comforting to have a trustworthy person to turn to during such a confusing time.  All your […]

30 Jul, 2016


Thank you SO much Emma! Both Fynn and I are so immensely grateful to you for helping us, and helping us again, and helping us again to stick with breastfeeding! And we all  know that I struggled with almost everything that could go wrong with breastfeeding! But luckily, thanks to your ever optimistic approach, positive […]

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