Rachel O’Leary has been supporting breastfeeding mothers since 1980 as a La Leche League Leader and since 2002 as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has recently retired her role as Lactation Consultant but continues to serve as an LLL Leader. Along with Maddie, she is the founder of the Drop-in. Rachel is our Chair of trustees and a skillful storyteller – you may find her around Cambridgeshire wowing her audiences with tales of yore.
Maddie McMahon is an Association of Breastfeeding Mothers Counsellor and Tutor and has been providing breastfeeding support in the Cambridge area since 2004. She used to also provide breastfeeding support at both Fawcett Children’s Centre in Trumpington and Linton Children’s Centre. The funding for both these services was also lost.
Maddie likes writing stories and has so far published one book about her work supporting mothers.
Justine Fieth Justine Fieth is co-Leader of La Leche League Cambridge. She has been an accredited breastfeeding counsellor since 2011 and began working at Cambridge Breastfeeding Alliance at Homerton in 2013. She is our secretary and tireless organiser and keeps us all working hard with a smile on our faces!
Anna Simpson is a National Childbirth Trust Breastfeeding Counsellor and Peer Support Trainer, since 2010. You may have met Anna at The Fields Children’s Centre, Romsey Mill Children’s Centre or Cherry Hinton Children’s Centre where she has been supporting breastfeeding families, unfortunately the funding for these services has also ceased. Anna is currently training to be a midwife – what an amazing adventure!
Mary Wright is a La Leche League Leader who has been helping women to breastfeed for many years. She regularly helps out at the Chesterton drop in on a Wednesday as well as helping out in Trumpington on a Monday. Mary and Rachel have been friends since their children were babies and are now doting grandmothers together.