Invites you to...

Unlocking the Mysteries:

Exploring Infant Feeding and Tongue-tie



20th April 2024

Invites you to...

Unlocking the Mysteries:

Exploring Infant Feeding and Tongue-tie


20th April 2024


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Join us as we unravel the mysteries of the critical window post-birth, fostering a deeper appreciation for the nuanced interplay between early feeding practices and the long-term impact on breastfeeding success. 

Throughout the day, you'll explore topics such as:

  • The influence of tongue-tie diagnosis on breastfeeding success
  • The fascinating world of the infant gut microbiome and the impact on birth practices
  • The pivotal role practitioners play by elevating their knowledge, confidence, and skills in supporting the breatfeeding dyad

Join interactive discussion groups, connect with the experts, and immerse yourself in this unique in-person event, with fellow infant feeding supporters and practitioners.

Featuring a bonus business visibility session from ‘Visibility Coach’ and Westend and Hollywood Actress Florence Andrews!

This day promises to be a journey of discovery, equipping participants with the insights needed to make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of both mothers and infants.

Talks by experts in the field of Infant Feeding

The Critical Window: Unveiling The Impact Of The Infant Timeline On Breastfeeding Success

With Dee Bell RM, IBCLC. Specialist Tongue-tie Practitioner

In this enlightening talk, Dee will delve into the intricate dynamics of the infant feeding timeline and its profound implications on breastfeeding success. The early stages of an infant’s life represent a critical window during which feeding practices can significantly influence the long-term health and well-being of both the child and the mother.

We will explore the physiological, psychological, and social factors that converge to create this pivotal window, shedding light on the optimal strategies for establishing successful breastfeeding habits, right from the first latch.

Human Milk And The
Infant Gut Microbiome

With Toni Harman BA. FIlm Maker and Course Creator

In this presentation, Toni explains some of the critical microscopic events happening during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.

Toni explains how the vertical transmission of beneficial microbes from mother to child can be supported by the work of maternity health professionals including midwives, lactation consultants, childbirth educators, doulas, and birth workers. This can help protect a child’s long-term health.

Exploring The Definition Of 'Posterior Tongue-Tie' In
Infant Feeding

With Sarah Oakley RN. Tongue-tie Practitioner and Author

Sarah will delve into the controversy surrounding the definition of a ‘posterior’
tongue-tie and the intriguing concept of ‘sub-mucosal’ tongue-tie, sorting fact from fiction.  Ensuring participants gain a robust understanding of these concepts and the impact of inaccurate language.

Sarah will also be providing valuable insights from anatomy studies. This session aims to achieve three key objectives: a comprehensive understanding of lingual frenulum anatomy, a critical evaluation of the ‘sub-mucosal’ tongue-tie concept, and an enhanced grasp on managing ‘posterior’ restrictions.

The Role Of Bodywork In Supporting The Breastfeeding Dyad

With Christian Bates ‘Calming Colic’ Author, Osteopath & Naturopath

Discover the transformative power of bodywork in supporting the breastfeeding dyad with Christian’s insightful session. Gain essential knowledge on how birth experiences influence infant behavior and learn to interpret symptoms using Christian’s innovative framework, “Baby BirthTypes.” Explore his comprehensive approach, the “Baby Birth Triad,” designed to equip practitioners with practical strategies for enhancing infant well-being and effectively communicating with parents.

In this engaging talk, Christian will share his expertise in treating upset, colicky, and sleepless babies through a unique blend of cranial osteopathy techniques and innovative methodologies developed over his extensive career.

Manifest Your
Mission...And Get Visible!

With Florence Andrews Visibility Coach and Actress

Are you ready to get out of your head & step into your full potential?  To finally get honest about the life & business you really, really want? To step out of the wings and finally make those dreams of making positive change in the world a reality?

Florence is passionate about helping other new & aspiring Coaches and Impact-led Leaders to do the same…to stop seeking permission & validation outside of themselves and to trust their own vision and intuition above all. To stop playing small. and step out of the shadows, and to show them that their wildest dream life is not only possible, but simply a decision away!

Limited tickets available!

What’s included?: All talks, light lunch, snacks and refreshments, breakout groups and discussions, exclusive discounts on further education


Limited tickets available!

What’s included?:

  • All talks
  • Light lunch
  • snacks and refreshments,
  • Breakout groups and discussions
  • Valuable networking opportunities
  • Exclusive discounts on further education

Want to go VIP?

Seize the opportunity to elevate your experience by securing one of ONLY 8 VIP spots see the information below…

Join us for the VIP experience

Join us for the VIP experience

Our exclusive VIP option includes all the above, PLUS:

  • Front-row seats at all talks,
  • Evening meal and drinks
  • 1:1 discussions and coaching with the speakers
  • Headshots for your website!
  • Luxury goodie bag
  • Exclusive discounts on further education.

VIP attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions directly to the experts over a relaxed dinner in near by Lewes, facilitating a more intimate and tailored one-to-one learning experience with our esteemed speakers.

Your VIP experience is complemented by a luxury goodie bag with a signed copy of ‘Why Tongue-tie Matters,’ and additional opportunities to further your training.

VIP tickets now available


Beechwood Hall, Cooksbridge, Lewes, BN7 3QG


For more information on accommodation and travel, click the ‘more info’ button

Meet your host

Dee Bell RM. IBCLC and Specialist Tongue-tie Practitioner

Dee teaches Perinatal Practitioners about all things Infant Feeding and Tongue-tie, so they can better support their clients to meet their infant feeding goals.

She’s an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Registered Midwife, and Specialist Tongue-tie Practitioner.

‘I founded The Infant Feeding Academy to empower other perinatal practitioners, including Doulas, Midwives, and Health Visitors, with the knowledge they need to support their clients and positively affect health outcomes for generations to come.

My big dream is to create a community of Infant Feeding Coaches who will holistically support their clients to meet their Infant Feeding goals, whatever they may be.’

Guest Speakers

Sarah Oakley, RN, IBCLC, Specialist Tongue-tie Practitioner and Holistic Sleep Coach

Sarah is a Registered Nurse and Health Visitor as well as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.  She runs a breastfeeding support and Tongue-tie clinic in Cambridgeshire.

Sarah is a founder member and former chair of the Association on Tongue-tie Practitioners. As well as providing private consultations for families, she also offers training courses and speaks at national and international conferences, and is the author of the book ‘Why Tongue-tie Matters’. 

In April 2023 Sarah was awarded the annual ‘Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding’ Award by the Lactation Consultants of Great Britain.

Toni Harman, Film Maker and Microbiome Course Creator

Toni began making films about childbirth under the banner ‘One World Birth’ following the birth of her daughter, Willow. Traveling thousands of miles around the world to talk to some of the most inspirational thinkers in the field of childbirth including Ian May Gaskin, Sheila Kitzinger, Michel Odent, Robbie Floyd-Davis, Debra Pascali-Bonaro to name but a few!

In 2014 Toni and her partner released ‘Microbirth’, a film exploring the latest science about why vaginal birth and breastfeeding is so critical for a baby’s lifelong health. She then authored the book ‘Microbirth’ to enable parents access to the latest science in a more understandable style than was available via research papers.

She is now on a mission to produce educational resources to help birth educators and other health professionals understand how to best protect the infant microbiome through educational materials and professional development online courses.

Christian Bates, Osteopath

Christian Bates, ‘Calming Colic’ Author, Osteopath and Naturopath

Christian is a seasoned osteopath and naturopath with over 26 years of experience, specializing in the intricate world of infant care. His expertise lies in treating upset, colicky, and sleepless babies through a unique blend of cranial osteopathy techniques and innovative methodologies developed over his extensive career.

With a focus on unwinding tensions and compressions from the birth process, Christian goes beyond symptom management to address the root causes of infant distress. He dedicates significant time to helping parents understand how birth experiences influence their baby’s behavior, offering invaluable insights often overlooked by conventional wisdom.

Christian is the creator of “Baby BirthTypes,” simple frameworks that enable parents to interpret their baby’s symptoms, from colic and reflux to breastfeeding difficulties and more. Additionally, his “Baby Birth Triad” provides a comprehensive three-pronged approach to supporting infant well-being.

Through his expertise and dedication, Christian equips parents with practical techniques and knowledge to navigate tongue-tie and feeding difficulties with confidence and understanding.

Florence Andrews Visibility Coach and Actor

Florence is a Visibility Strategist and Business Mentor to high-achieving online female coaches and service-based business owners ready to get known as the go-to in their field. She is also a HolIywood and West End Actor and mum to two incredible kids.

Florence is committed to helping next next gen of ambitious fempreneurs to unlock their income and impact potential through the Energetics of Success, Aligned Visibility Strategy, and by tapping into their unique Icon Factor!  She has directly helped over 60 women in businesses – and been the resident Visibility Coach in Lisa Johnson’s first Live cohort of her programme ‘Visible’.

She’s obsessed with helping each client to identify their unique magic sauce and leverage for ultimate success AND for women everywhere to drop their ‘show-off shame’ so we can cure this generational pandemic of women dimming their light and inspire a new army of female leaders to shine out and lead the way!

You can read more about Florence and her work here:

What people are saying about our training

'Dee is a superb teacher & her passion for infant feeding is contagious! She creates a supportive learning environment throughout the course where you feel part of a community from the start.
I highly recommend it!'
Lara Schweidler
Osteopath and Infant Feeding Coach
'ABSOLUTELY amazing course.
It is so engaging throughout, experts by experience sharing their knowledge. The module workbooks are well throughout. The academy and all the staff made me feel welcome.'
Megan White
University Lecturer and Infant Feeding Coach
'This course is amazing! I have learnt so much about how to support new parents and giving them the knowledge to be able to achieve their feeding goals. I wish I had known this much before I had my own babies! If you are unsure if this is the right course for you then the answer should be yes!'
Hilary Willy
Nursery Manager and Infant Feeding Coach
'Totally on a high since I left the clinic with you, I would really like to do another day because you have really inspired me and I've learnt so much from the one day. All truly from the heart - you are amazing and give so much Dee, and I really thank you for everything I learnt on Saturday.'
Cemi Rhule
Paediatric Osteopath and Infant Feeding Coach

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Accommodation and Travel

Accommodation and Travel


Beechwood Hall, Cooksbridge, Lewes, BN7 3QG

By Train

Nearest train station is Cooksbridge (5 minute walk)

By Car

Beechwood Hall is 2 miles north of Lewes, just off the A275, the hall is accessed via Beechwood Lane.  There is parking available, including 3 disabled bays.


There are a number of hotels, and Airbnb options within easy reach of Beechwood Hall.  Brighton itself is also only a few miles away. Please click the links below to view a curated map, and saved list on the Airbnb website.