Originally trained as an educational scientist I became an IBCLC in 2000. As mother of 3 daughters I experienced hand-on how complicating, frustrating, fascinating and easy breastfeeding could be. Over the last 17 years the interest and awe have increased. I work in a private practice, teach, have been part of developing e-learnings about breastfeeding for professionals and was chairwoman of the NVL for 5 years. In my daily work I aim to bring scientific knowledge together with best practice and some creative tweaking when needed, so parents and professionals feel stronger in their own choices about breastfeeding.