Meet the Team

To see which team members are attending the Monday Drop-In on a particular date, see the calendar on the home page of the website here.

Marianne (1)Marianne Sawford: Carrying Consultant and Postnatal Doula; Founder and Director of Sweet Wrappers

Marianne trained as a Carrying Consultant with School of Babywearing in 2012, Slingababy in 2014, and Je Porte mon Bebe’s L’école à Porter in 2016.  She trained as a Postnatal Doula with Younique Postnatal in 2017.


Helen Bilton: Carrying Peer Supporter

Helen trained as a Carrying Peer Supporter with Slingababy in 2016.

Anna Ashley

Anna Ashley: Carrying Consultant

Anna trained as a Carrying Consultant with Slingababy in 2014.


Sarah Syms: Registered Midwife, Antenatal Teacher, Infant Massage Teacher, Massage Therapist

Sarah joins us weekly to offer breastfeeding support (as well as sometimes a relaxing hand massage!) at The Monday Drop-In. Sarah’s antenatal classes can be found at, and her baby massage classes at

Julie Williams

Julie Williams: IBCLC Lactation Consultant 

IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), Julie Williams, is part of our breastfeeding support team.  Julie is also a reflexologist and reiki practitioner at

Janet Everest IBCLC

Janet Everest: IBCLC Lactation Consultant 

Janet is an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and joins us several times per month to offer breastfeeding support at The Monday Drop-In.  Janet’s own website can be found here:

Sophie Burrows

Sophie Burrows:  IBCLC Lactation Consultant

Sophie is part of our breastfeeding support team at The Monday Drop-In.  Sophie’s own website can be found at  .

thumbnail_Sue Upstone LLL Leader

Sue Upstone: LLL Leader (Breastfeeding Counsellor)

Sue is part of our breastfeeding support team at the Monday Drop-In.  For more information about breastfeeding support available from La Leche League West Sussex, see

Gemma Harvey Doula

Gemma Harvey: Birth and Postnatal Doula

Gemma joins us from time to time to offer postnatal support.  Come and chat to Gemma about any aspect of life with your new baby, or about preparing for birth.  Read more about Gemma’s work at