Expert Directory: IBCLC and CLC Pumping Specialists

We are in awe of the incredible work of experts from the International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and Certified Lactation Counsellors (CLC).

You might be surprised to learn that the curriculum for the IBCLC and CLC qualifications doesn't cover the use of breast pumps, so not all will have the in-depth knowledge to help you with pumping questions.

We wanted to give you the confidence to know who is best placed to help if you're including pumping in your breastfeeding journey.

The following Australian and New Zealand IBCLCs and CLCs have furthered their training and knowledge into breast pumps – including wearables – to be able to help guide you on pumping best practices and assist with troubleshooting. We can also vouch for their loveliness! Check out their bios and links below.

Pumping Specialists

IBCLC Tanya Maschio

Geelong, VIC

Thrive Lactation and Parenting Support

Tanya is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Registered Nurse and Midwife with a background in Paediatric Nursing, Postnatal Midwifery and Maternal Child Health Nursing. Tanya offers lactation, antenatal and general parenting support.

IBCLC Joelleen Winduss Paye

Melbourne, VIC

Joelleen is a holistic lactation consultant with over 13 years of experience supporting breastfeeding families. She combines her IBCLC knowledge with Midwifery and Naturopathy to help parents feel guided and confident in their breastfeeding journey.

CLC Dani Barnes

Sydney, NSW

To the Pump and Back

Dani is a Certified Lactation Counsellor, mama of two, former exclusive pumper, and a primary school teacher to boot! For encouragement and exclusive pumping support, you can visit, follow and connect with Dani on Instagram.

IBCLC Kate Visser

Newcastle, NSW

Milky Business

Kate has spent over a decade working with families as a registered midwife, nurse and IBCLC and has a reputation for being empathic, supportive, realistic, and grounding. Kate's promise is to meet you where you are at, and to provide holistic, evidence based, professional breastfeeding support that meets your individual goals.

IBCLC Melissa Hays

Gold Coast, QLD

Cocoon and Cradle

Melissa is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and holistic sleep coach, with 10+ years experience as a Paediatric Nurse and Midwife. Melissa's holistic care focusses on responsive feeding and parenting, and biologically normal sleep.

IBCLC Kate Bird

Youha in-house IBCLC

Kate is a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with over eight years of experience in both Community Paediatric and Neonatal Nursing. Kate's aim is to educate, empower and support you and your family to meet your feeding goals and smooth any bumps in the road.