A profile of Deborah & her contact details.


Deborah Robertson is an experienced graduate teacher who has been working with breastfeeding mothers and babies since 1993.

She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), qualifying in 2001.

Deborah’s main professional work concentrates on breastfeeding education of Health Professionals. Her comprehensive lactation course has LEAARC Approval – one of only 16 in the world.

She also has eight years’ experience of working with local Breastfeeding Peer Supporters for whom she designed and delivered the initial and ongoing training at her local Sure Start.

Deborah has completed the WHO/UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Breastfeeding Management Course and the Train the Trainer Course.

She is NOT available for private lactation consultations.

Deborah volunteers as a La Leche League Leader, offering telephone breastfeeding counselling, co-leading a local LLL breastfeeding support group and training new breastfeeding counsellors for LLL.

Deborah received the Lactation Consultants of Great Britain ‘Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding as an IBCLC Award’ in 2019. The tribute contained these words:

“Deborah has single-handedly trained many of today’s cohort of IBCLCs in the UK. Her skill as a teacher, her professionalism, her high ethical standards, and her deep love for breastfeeding, mothers and babies has contributed to the training of hundreds of today’s IBCLCs. Deborah’s dedicated work over the years has produced skilled breastfeeding specialists who are supporting mothers and babies all across the country, transforming the landscape of breastfeeding support within the NHS and beyond.”