Our Team


Trisha Whisker

IBCLC Lactation Consultant

Trisha trained at King’s College Hospital as a nurse and then at St. Peter’s Chertsey as a midwife. She qualified as an NCT breastfeeding counsellor in 1994.  In 2001 she became an  International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, re-certifying in 2006, 2011, 2016 and 2021.

She has been involved in setting up and running Breastfeeding Cafés and drop-ins since 1994 (working at ASPH, Clarendon, Grovelands and Woking) and she enjoys working with mothers and babies and sharing her wide and varied experience

Mary Soane

Breastfeeding Counsellor

Mary has been an NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor since 2003.  She facilitates the Breastfeeding sessions on NCT Antenatal courses and Introducing Solids workshops.  She has been involved in setting up the Breastfeeding Café in 2010 and running it ever since.  She has also run other local breastfeeding drop-ins for many years. In that time she has supported hundreds of mothers with breastfeeding challenges.

She also supports new parents as a postnatal practitioner and postnatal doula.

Jenny Sansom

Peer Supporter and Breastfeeding Counsellor

Jenny first came to The Breastfeeding Café in 2012 as a mum.  She really valued the support The Breastfeeding Café gave her and so began volunteering there each week.  In 2013 she completed the UNICEF Breastfeeding Management training course and in 2017 she trained with Spelthorne Breastfeeding Friends as a Peer Supporter.  She is now a qualified NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, having trained through the University of Worcester.  

email: thebreastfeedingcafe@gmail.com
phone: 0330 350 2140