Lizzie Knight

Lactation & Breastfeeding Specialist, Postnatal Specialist & Infant Sleep Consultant

Lizzie has extensive experience supporting mothers and babies, with a background in midwifery, specialist infant feeding, health visiting and nursing within the NHS, as well as being a private Lactation Consultant and Sleep Consultant. Lizzie offers kind, compassionate and skilled holistic support that is all about keeping your family and their choices central. I believe it is vital for women to be able to access timely, skilled and compassionate support. 


Family life for me is with my husband, Gareth, and our 2 children, Lottie and Finley. We live in Surrey and I love running in the countryside, keeping fit and playing tennis. I work part time for the NHS and then run my own breastfeeding and sleep support company called Baby Hive, which I co-founded with my colleague and friend Jane. 



During your consultation my aim is to listen to the whole of your feeding journey and how it has been for you. We will then look at where you would like to be with feeding and will discuss and work together so that I can offer you the information and practical support that best works best for you to get to where you would like to be with feeding. 

I cover all areas of breastfeeding support and bottle feeding support. We are all different and choose to feed in different ways. I am here to offer you the information and practical support so that you can do it the way you want to and the way that works best for you and your family. 

Sleep support

Compassionate, caring and calm support aiming to listen and work together with you to get you where you want to be with sleep. We will look at all areas of life from your day to day, to your little ones personality, to what they eat, so that sleep support is tailored to your individual little one and the family. At the heart of the support offered is nurture and love. So all techniques and information offered supports the bond between you and your little one. My aim is to give you the techniques and guidance to use so that the whole family have better sleep. 


I have been working in the NHS since 2008. With over a decade of experience specifically relating to supporting children and families with feeding and sleep. I have worked as a Midwife, Infant feeding specialist Midwife, Health visitor and Nurse. 

I also co-run Baby Hive which I co-founded in 2018 which is a private consultancy for Breastfeeding and sleep support. 

My qualifications include

-Qualified Lactation consultant (IBCLC) (2017)

-I have completed the tongue tie cutting course at University hospital Southampton NHS trust. 

-1st class honours, BSC in Midwifery (2011)

-Distinction, in Specialist public health Nursing  (Health visitor) 

– Sleep consultant – completed the OCN level 6 qualification in holistic sleep coaching (the highest qualification available)

-BN in Adult Nursing 

-Qualified KG Hypnobirthing course (2017)