Lilly Evans IBCLC is a registered nurse and midwife and has worked the majority of her career since 1999 within the NHS, both in hospital and as a community midwife. Lilly currently works in midwifery education.
Her interest in breastfeeding first began whilst supporting mothers as a midwife, but when she experienced her own births and feeding difficulties, she was saddened to realise that available breastfeeding support can sometimes be inadequate. Originally from Cornwall but having also lived in Wiltshire, she noticed how the level of available support varied hugely in different geographical areas also. This ignited a passion and a determination to improve support for breastfeeding mothers and after years of study and interest in this area, she fulfilled her long term ambition of becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), the globally recognised gold standard in breastfeeding support. She is also a qualified tongue tie practitioner, having undertaken training at Southampton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust which is known as a pioneer institution for frenulotomy practice and research in the UK.
Lilly passionately believes that parents should make informed choices when it comes to feeding their babies; those who choose to breastfeed should be properly supported to do so, and those who do not breastfeed for whatever reason should receive helpful, non-judgemental advice. She is committed to supporting parents with evidence-based information, and aims to inform her practice with relevant, current research wherever possible.
Lilly is the only IBCLC and tongue tie practitioner in private practice in Swansea and surrounding areas. She regularly attends conferences and other learning opportunities and therefore enjoys a strong support network with other professionals in the field throughout the UK. She is a member of the Royal College of Midwives, Lactation Consultants of Great Britain and Association of Tongue Tie Practitioners. She is governed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and as such works within the NMC Code as well as the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners Code of Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice. Lilly’s legal name is Elisabeth Anna Evans and she can be found on the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners register by searching her ID L-135938 here. Insurance is provided by Hiscox.