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
  • Guest lecturer at Baby and Borst, the Dutch institute for training IBCLCs
  • Member of the Twentse Werkgroep Borstvoeding (TWB). The TWB is a group with representatives from different disciplines involved in supporting breastfeeding in our area
  • Training health care workers in and outside of the hospital
  • Speaker at 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
Telephone:  0031-6-28537819
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