Hello and welcome to my website. I am Rosamund McFadden, but unless I am in trouble you can call me Ros. I have a diverse background of experience starting with an interest in art and ending with an interest in feeding babies!
I was a fashion student, studying at the London College of Fashion in the late 1980’s. I moved to Milton Keynes in 1988 and worked in merchandising for fashion retailers before starting a family, with the birth of my eldest daughter Alicia. I went on to have a son Oliver 18 months later and started working for Argos head office in catalogue production and eventually in supply chain and e-procurement. Not the most logical employment route for a fashion student. I had another child Elliot and found myself with 3 children under five, as the main wage earner in the family, working full time in a demanding job and then….. divorced, met the love of my life and had my fourth child D’Arcy. It was when I was pregnant with my last child that I lost my job. This motivated me to retrain and after achieving a first class honours degree in Midwifery at Northampton University I joined Milton Keynes Hospital as a registered midwife.
I have been a registered midwife for almost 9 years, working in the hospital and community settings, but for the last four years I have specialised in the area of breastfeeding, a long time passion of mine after breastfeeding all four of my children with varying success.
In 2014 I qualified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and was promoted into the role of Infant Feeding Lead Midwife at Milton Keynes University hospital in 2016. I took on the project lead role for the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative and became a qualified tongue tie practitioner after training with the University Hospital Southampton NHS trust.
In 2015 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, an irony for a breastfeeding specialist. I thank my role and knowledge for the fact that I spotted a change in my breast early, I only had Stage 1 disease and that is why I am here today. This was the catalyst for the life changing decision to follow my dream of starting a business to find solutions to support breastfeeding mothers, their families and support businesses who employ these women or their partners to understand their responsibilities and the parents’ needs.
As my Linked in profile states, I am an advocate for women and babies’ health, with entrepreneurial tendencies in the world of breastfeeding support. So in a nutshell I am a fashionista, lover of art, with a variable history in the retail business, a senior health professional and a proud Mum of four wonderful children.
Private Lactation Consultancy
The consultancy offers one to one private lactation support in the comfort of your home or in my private clinic and will give you a chance to have a one to one consultation with your baby/babies to resolve any breastfeeding issues or answer any questions you may have.
Courses and Workshops
Choose a course to suit your needs. I hope to dispel all the myths, prepare you for as many eventualities as I can and set you up for a good start. Courses will be targeted at those first few weeks and baby can come for free! (my little joke).
Antenatal Mindful Relaxation
Antenatal Breastfeeding class
Birth Trauma or PTSD Course
Back to Work Workshop
Tongue Tie Services
I am a qualified Tongue Tie Practitioner and this was an integral part of my private practice. I can assess, diagnose and signpost to frenulotomy (tongue tie) practitioners who are CQC registered Now, however I no longer perform frenulotomies.
I use the ATLFF scoring tool, can assess sucking function and will consider other factors when assessing such as mode of delivering in utero positioning and medication during labour. All these elements can affect the rooting and suckling reflexes.
App IOS & Android
This is an application that provides breastfeeding support information. The app signposts to external websites and blogs that offer evidence-based information about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding Hub MK social media will share interesting research, evidence, blogs, memes or articles, so do follow the Breastfeeding Hub MK to keep up to date.
Breastfeeding Hub MK:
This is a breastfeeding specialist support group, where you can bring your babies to socialise or ask for lactation support. This group will levy an entrance fee of £5 per mother and baby, however if you are able to provide proof you are receiving Universal Credit or income Support the entrance fee will be free.
A package of courses and special offers available to business who employ women of childbearing age. The aim of the courses are to guide business owners, directors, managers, HR managers how they can support their staff during their maternity leave and in their return to work, whilst continuing to breastfeed their babies.