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My name is Georgina DowdenI am a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), living in Ballina in the beautiful Northern Rivers of NSW.

I am also the mother of two beautiful children.

My passion for helping to guide parents on their journey was nurtured by my main mentor, my father, Dr Howard Chilton (neonatologist/paediatrician and author of the book 'Baby on Board').

It is through working closely with him I have learnt the importance of caring for babies responsively, with empathy and gentleness. This knowledge has shaped my experience of parenting, and allows me to help other new parents adjust to the challenges that a new baby can bring to the family.

Together, we co-authored the latest edition of the popular parenting booking 'Baby on Board', available though Booktopia Publishing.

My practice is based on a very simple philosophy: babies' needs are important and understanding those needs empowers parents to feel confident in following their hearts and their instincts. 

Nothing brings me greater joy than seeing mothers and fathers enjoy their baby, and enjoy the journey of parenthood.

This is why I do what I do.

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Qualifications:

Bachelor of Nursing - ACU

 

Master of Health Sciences (Sexual Health) - USYD

 

Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health Nursing - FPNSW

 

Graduate Diploma in Midwifery - UTS

 

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant - IBLCE