Who am I and why did I become an IBCLC?
I’m Annet Mulder, married and mother of two children (both breastfed of course!) Originally I am general nurse by profession. During my first pregnancy in 2000 I came in contact with the Vereniging Borstvoeding Natuurlijk (VBN), the Dutch breastfeeding association. The VBN counsellors helped me during my time of breastfeeding. In 2000 I started the training to become a counsellor. I enjoyed being a counsellor for eight years in the city of Almelo where I organized meetings for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
I was a member of the VBN training committee and organized training days for the 150 volunteers. After a few years I found I was searching for more and more information about breastfeeding problems and wanted to make a career out of my hobby.
In 2008 I became an IBCLC and I work with great pleasure at the local BFHI hospital as an IBCLC on the maternity ward and the neonatology ward.
Training and activities
Private practice; consultations, selling and hiring pumps and other breastfeeding devices
Co-worker at the VBN involved in training VBN-colleagues
Guest lecturer at Baby and Borst, the Dutch institute for training IBCLCs
Chairman of the Twentse Werkgroep Borstvoeding (TWB). The TWB is a group with representatives from different disciplines involved in supporting breastfeeding in our area
Chairman of the Dutch IBCLC taskforce tonque and liptie
Training health care workers in and outside of the hospital
Speaker at several symposia and conferences (SBO, GOLD, Elacta)
If you have questions about workshops, a training or a presentation, don’t hesitate to call or email me.
If I am unable to answer your call immediately, please leave a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Annet Mulder IBCLC