Maddie’s Miracle was founded by women, for women and parents.
Our vision is to support those who wish to continue breastfeeding/chestfeeding.
The purpose of Maddie’s Miracle is to advance the education of women/lactating parents, families and healthcare professionals in breastfeeding and its related factors; and 2. Preserve and protect the mental and physical health and well-being of women through the antenatal, childbirth, postnatal stages of motherhood. This is done through the provision of physical, emotional and practical support; and through education.
Who We Are
Maddie McMahon is an ABM trained Breastfeeding Counsellor, Doula and Doula trainer. Maddie co-founded (and volunteers at) the Cambridge Breastfeeding Alliance.
Maddie is on the editorial board of The Practising Midwife Journal and has authored two books: Why Doulas Matter and Why Mothering Matters.
Zohar is a mother, Doula and a natural medicine practitioner specialising in women’s health. Zohar has a background in the non-profit sector.
Maddie McMahon – Chair of Trustees
Maddie is an ABM-trained Breastfeeding Counsellor, Doula and Doula trainer. Maddie co-founded the Cambridge Breastfeeding Alliance.
Becky is an ABM trained Breastfeeding Counsellor and a Doula.
Suzanne is a mother of one, Doula, Student Nurse (mental health), and an aspiring author. Suzanne is fanatical about birth, female empowerment and is ‘breastfeeding crazy’.
Letty is a Doula and hypnobirthing practitioner.
Professor Amy Brown
Professor Amy Brown leads the MSc in Child Public Health in the Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences at Swansea University. Professor Brown has authored seven books on feeding, motherhood and babies. She is a passionate advocate of creating an environment that supports women and parents.
Why We Exist
There are many women across the UK who are isolated for different reasons, or can't access services and support, or their area may not have adequate services.
New mothers may be in need of breastfeeding guidance and support but perhaps can't move due to c-section, or are isolated geographically or due to mental/emotional reasons. The quality (and quantity) of NHS-provided support varies across the UK, family and friends support varies from person to person. Some mums may be very well supported while others are in dire need of it.
Getting the right information and support as a new mum impacts the baby's feeding, sleeping and growth and likewise impacts the mum's (and partner's) sleep and overall wellbeing - so this support is very important.