GOLD Speakers

New Zealand

Alys Brown, Midwife, IBCLC, RLC

  • Country: New Zealand

Alys Brown is married and a mother of five children, all of whom were long term breastfed ( 3 of whom are  tongue tied ). She has set up a Midwifery training course on how to diagnose and treat tongue ties in Hamilton, N.Z, and is on the national subcommittee of the midwifery council looking at regulation of midwives to treat tongue ties. She has trained as a LLL PCPA, is a  registered direct entry trained midwife and IBCLC, and has also performed over 2,000 frenotomies over the past 6 years. She is passionate about indigenous breastfeeding knowledge, antenatal education, smoke free pregnancies and safe sleep practices.