Meet Clare Byam-Cook
Clare Byam-Cook trained as a nurse and a midwife. She worked for several years at Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital in London before joining Christine Hill’s antenatal practice in Chiswick in 1989, where she taught the breast-feeding classes until 2013. Clare carries out home or hospital visits to any mother who is having feeding problems and also sees clients at her house in Putney, London. Clare normally only ever needs to see a mother once for a one hour session – it is very unusual for a mother to need a follow-up session.
All of Clare’s clients come to her through word-of-mouth referral from GP’s, obstetricians, paediatricians, Health Visitors, midwives and previous clients.
Clare has written articles and been a guest expert for various baby magazines such as Prima Baby, Mother & Baby and Junior Pregnancy & Birth. She regularly appears on television and radio, including This Morning, BBC Breakfast, Sky News, Channel 5 News, BBC Radio London and Woman’s Hour. She is also an expert on many websites such as Gina Ford and Annabel Karmel.
Clare is one of the main speakers at The Baby Show which is held three times a year at Olympia, the NEC Birmingham and Excel. Her fellow speakers include Lord Winston and Annabel Karmel.