Training courses

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I am happy to offer training in breastfeeding and tongue-tie to healthcare professionals, children’s centre staff and breastfeeding supporters. I have provided webinars for GPs on breastfeeding and tongue-tie, training for breastfeeding supporters, Midwives, Health Visitors and  Paediatricians on tongue-tie and breastfeeding training for childrens centre staff. I have attended the UNICEF BFI ‘Train the trainers’ course in the past and have taught courses for midwives and health visitors in Trusts working towards accreditation with the BabyFriendly Initiative. I have several one and two hour presentations already prepared or I can put together sessions to suit individual needs. Please contact me to discuss your needs and costs.

Cutting through the confusion

Tongue-tie and Infant Feeding Study Day

Taught by Sarah Oakley BA (Hons) RN RHV IBCLC

Independent Lactation Counsultant and Tongue-tie Practitioner

Friday 9 November 2018

10.00am-4.30pm  (4.25 L CERPS)

Ely Cathedral Education and Conference Centre, Palace Green Ely, CB7 4EW

This study day is suitable for midwives, health visitors, breastfeeding peer supporters, breastfeeding counsellors, lactation consultants, doulas, doctors and tongue-tie practitioners


Identification and assessment of tongue-tie in infants

How tongue-tie can impact on feeding

Management of babies with tongue-tie and review of the evidence

The experience of mothers and how to support them pre and post division

Myths and controversies

Strategies for helping mothers feed tongue-tied babies

The Ely Cathedral Education and Conference Centre is situated opposite the Cathedral in the centre of Ely. It is a 10-15 minute walk from Ely Rail Station which has direct links to Cambridge, Stansted Airport, London (King’s Cross and Liverpool Street), Ipswich, Norwich, King’s Lynn, Peterborough, Leicester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool. There is free parking in Ely city centre with all car parks being within a 5-10 minute walk. However, only Broad Street, Paradise and Barton Road car parks are long stay. There is a commuter car park on Angel Drove close to the station charging £3.oo for 24 hours.

Bookings cancelled before 9 Sept 2018 will be fully refunded. Cancellations before 9 Oct 2018 will get a 50% refund. Cancellations after this time will not be refunded. Bookings will not be accepted without payment.

Cost £60 which includes lunch and refreshments

Please click here to download a booking form

More info contact Sarah on 07729629190,

Previous comments about this study day which was rated overall as excellent:

‘Very educational and great presentation’

‘Lots of new information that will significantly improve my practice. Clearly passionate which is inspiring. Will be taking learning back to colleagues.’

‘Feeling more confident with tongue tie assessment following such comprehensive evidence based practise.’

‘An exceelent day. I came with high expectations of the information I wanted and believe that you have covered it all. Your energy and enthusiasm is inspirational’




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