After a career as a Deputy Headteacher in central London, Emma trained with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers, qualifying as a breastfeeding counsellor with them in 2007.
Emma qualified as a Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2011, recertifying in 2016. She has supported families at groups in North London for 13 years as a volunteer and answers calls on the helpline. Her book, You've Got It In You: a positive guide to breastfeeding was followed by The Breast Book: a puberty guide with a difference: it's the when, why and how of breasts ( published by Pinter and Martin). She blogs at www.emmapickettbreastfeedingsupport.com.
She has two children and lives in London. You can find her on Twitter as @makesmilk and on Instagram as @emmapickettibclc.