Joy is a mother of two breastfed children and qualified as a volunteer breastfeeding counsellor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association (formerly Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia) in early 1987. She has undertaken many roles in the Association at local, state and national level and is still an active volunteer.
Since 1991, Joy has been accredited as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and ran a small, part-time private practice as a lactation consultant from 1992 until the end of 2004.
Over the many years of helping breastfeeding mothers and babies, Joy developed a special interest in lactose intolerance and food intolerance, particularly in breastfed babies.
Click here to view an article written by Joy on lactose intolerance. Lactose overload is often mistaken for lactose intolerance. Click here for Joy's article on this subject.
This interest expanded to food intolerance in people of all ages. Joy completed a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) and Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics at Curtin University of Technology. This qualified Joy as an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) as recognised by the Dietitians Association of Australia.
Joy is passionate about the importance of breastfeeding and about the awareness of food intolerance problems. Joy knows what it is like to 'be there' -- both with infant feeding issues and food intolerance. She has a strong desire and the expertise to help others resolve their problems in either of these areas as well as food allergy.