I was born and educated in Chester and trained and registered as a midwife in Scotland in 1985. I worked within a hospital and community setting for 16 years before moving back to Chester in 2001.
My passion to support mothers and their families with infant feeding, led me to specialise in this area. When I returned to Chester I set up the Infant Feeding Team at the Countess of Chester Hospital. Under my guidance, the unit achieved the Baby Friendly Accreditation in 2010 and has retained it to date. This award is a nationally recognised mark of quality for care given to babies and mothers. I have also trained more than 100 breastfeeding peer support volunteers, who have all been active in the hospital and local community.
In 2004, I qualified as a Lactation Consultation and the following year I completed my training in tongue tie division. I have over 30 years experience in providing infant feeding support and advice, together with 13 years experience in assessment and division of tongue ties.
I continue to work part time within the infant feeding team at the Countess of Chester, however, I now also offer support with infant feeding in private practice and offer home visits in the Northwest of England and North Wales.
This support can be offered in person, by telephone, email or text.
My Registered Midwife status can be verified by logging on to www.nmc-uk.org and entering my name, Janet Maria Beech
Lactation Consultant IBCLC No. L – 13352Member of the Association of Tongue Tie Practitioners.My medical insurance and cover is provided by Hiscox Insurance Company