I am passionate about breastfeeding and want to enable families to feel confident in their breastfeeding journey.

Katinka

I grew up partly in Zimbabwe and partly in Germany. I am married to Peter and mother of 3 boys Nyasha Manuel, Anesu Marek and Maita Melvin. I breastfed all three of them and know that breastfeeding can sometimes have challenges.

I originally studied agriculture and worked in organic farming before I found my calling in Lactation Support. I started studying again and became an IBCLC in 2017.

I love to read, learn from others all over the world and keep up to date. I regularly attend iLactation and Gold Lactation conferences and read the newest evidence based research on breastfeeding.

Qualification

2018_IBCLC_Logo_Colour_Final.pngI am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®). IMG-20180119-WA0008 sAn IBCLC is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. An IBCLC is certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®). IBCLC’s work in a wide variety of settings, providing leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research in the lactation field. Verify that I am an IBCLC: https://iblce.org/public-registry Search with my name or Certification Number L-122473 to find out my accreditation status.

I am a member of ILCA (International Lactation Consultant Association), LACSA (Lactation Consultants of Southern-& Africa) and ZANHP (Zimbabwe Association of Natural Health Practitioners).

Certificates

Certified Breastfeeding Specialist by Lactation Education Resources

Laser Therapy Foundations by the Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine.

More Than Reflexes: Learning, Forgetting, and Relearning Infant Breastfeeding Skills by Debra Swank – More Than Reflexes

Evidence-based Management of Breastfeeding, Crying and Sleep Problems (0-6 months): Neuroprotective Developmental Care by Possums Sleep Programme

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health by Possums Sleep Programme

Conferences attended

  • iLactation 2015
  • iLactation 2016
  • iLactation 2017 March
  • iLactation 2017 September
  • iLactation 2018 March
  • iLactation 2018 September
  • GOLD Lactation 2015
  • GOLD Lactation 2016
  • GOLD Lactation 2017
  • GOLD Lactation 2018
  • GOLD Perinatal 2016