Hi, I’m Brianna Dymond, sling consultant, IBCLC, mother of 3, volunteer and person committed to holistic, compassionate support as you make your journey into parenthood.
When I had my first son (now 6 and a half), whenever I tried to get help choosing or using my sling/carrier online, I found it really difficult. So many people suggested going to my local sling library and I was shocked to find that Birmingham didn’t have one! I trained as a Carrying Consultant with Slingababy in 2017, following up with Feeding and Carrying Advocacy also with Slingababy in 2019. I have been running free, drop in sling library sessions for the past 4 years, growing an incredible network of volunteers, friendships and carrying support. You’d be so welcome to join us!
In 2021, I became a Born to Carry Peer Support Trainer, and I am now able to train other volunteers to offer sling support in their communities. You can find out more about this here: https://feedingandcarrying.co.uk/babywearingpeersupport
I also passed the International Board Certification Examination for Lactation Consultants and became an IBCLC in 2021.
Some other training/memberships I have:
Member of Lactation Consultants of Great Britain
Certified Breastfeeding Specialist with Lactation Education Resources
Bring Relief with Your Debrief, Traumatic Birth Recovery College of Perinatal Mental Health
Normal Infant Sleep/SIDS and Sleep Safety with Basis
Psychological First Aid
Why Postnatal Recovery Matters, Sophie Messager
Queer Birth Club
Diploma in Counselling Skills
Women’s Health after Motherhood
Child Protection, Safeguarding, Safer Recruitment, Infection Prevention and Control, The Prevent Duty, Food Hygiene and Safety, Fire Safety, Raising Awareness of Trafficking and Modern Slavery
Other roles held:
LMNS Link Lead and Infant Feeding Service User Representative at Maternity Voices Partnership Birmingham and Solihull
Director at New Baby Network CIC
Co-founder at Accessibility in Parenting Services
Freelance Project Worker for Flourish, a community collaborative working to reduce health inequality in West Birmingham