Emma Pickett has spent her career talking to young people about puberty, listening to their stories, and immersed in the world of breastfeeding support. As a Deputy Head and Year 6 teacher in inner London, she taught sex and relationships education for over a decade before having her own children.
When she realised how many new mums struggled with breastfeeding, it led to a career change and Emma qualified as a volunteer breastfeeding counsellor with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers before going on to qualify as a lactation consultant. She has supported new families in North London for 10 years and answers calls on the National Breastfeeding Helpline. Her children are now 10 and 14.
She is currently chair of the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers, a charity established in 1979 training breastfeeding support volunteers and health professionals.
In 2016 she published You've Got it In You: A Positive Guide to Breastfeeding, followed in 2019 by The Breast Book.
Her website is here