Training and activities

She is still a co-worker and trains her VBN-colleagues. She is an editor in the brochure committee, responsible for the biannual revision of the VBN-brochures.

In January 2006 she started her studies to become a lactation consultant at the Hogeschool Utrecht and finished it June 2007. In July 2008, she sat the international IBLCE-exam and passed with honours. Since November 2008 she runs her own private practice. She is a member to the professional organization Nederlandse Vereniging van Lactatiekundigen (NVL), and coworker of Kenniscentrum Borstvoeding ( In september 2014 she started at the University of Amsterdam with Cultural Anthropology & Developmental Sociology, finishing her first year in June 2015.

She does consultations, trains health care workers and contributes wherever possible to developing sound breastfeeding policies at a regional and national level, partly by her book translations.