Supporter Profiles

Our bunch of hard-working ladies are dotted around the country offering breastfeeding support as they go! Here are a few who you may come across on your ABM journey…


SHELLEY LUKE Mother Supporter

I’ve been an ABM Mother Supporter for 3 years, volunteering at groups at 2 Childrens Centres in Norwich.  I’m currently a Trainee BFC.  For the last 4 years I’ve been one of 4 mums that have organised the Norwich Big Latch On breastfeeding event.  I love anything nature and being outdoors and we are into Star Wars as a family.  I like sushi, wine and chocolate .  I shop at charity shops, make lists and overthink.  I really like doing crafts and card making.  

Zakia Mance


My name is Zakia and I am a hypnobirthing teacher and a naturopath. I breastfed my little boy for about 9 months and I wish I had known about breastfeeding counselors or even known about the ABM to help us through various problems we had during the journey.

I am very passionate about helping mothers during their breastfeeding journey so that they don’t feel despondent and might be tempted to give up or actually do just give up. Breastfeeding is such an important act not just for the baby& the mother but society as a whole.

In my line of work, I support mothers through pregnancy and beyond, and the knowledge I have already acquired helps these mothers tremendously. I am always astonished at how much pressure these mothers face and the preconceptions that are still out there about breastfeeding. 

Together slowly but surely we can do an amazing job at raising more and more awareness and bringing back to the norm something that as human beings have done naturally for millennia.