Lyndsey is a PhD candidate at Swansea University, an experienced paediatric nurse, children's public health nurse, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Holistic Sleep Coach and birth trauma recovery practitioner. The co-founder and clinical director of the Holistic Sleep Coaching program, Lyndsey regularly teaches internationally. In 2019 she set up the Breastfeeding the Brave project. She is a respected international speaker, teacher, and published author, and she regularly speaks out against the dominant sleep training culture, as well as advocating for the rights of families to receive expert and respectful support.
"Lyndseys approach to supporting parents with their baby and young child's sleep is both warm, realistic and accessible, rooted in the current evidence base. Her work builds on the understanding of children's needs and the science of sleep, whilst protecting and nurturing the bond and connection between the parent and child and all we know about the importance of loving relationships, babies and brain development whilst protecting the breastfeeding relationship."-- Zoe Faulkner IBCLC, Chair of LCGB
"Few can do what Lyndsey does. She connects the science and the detail with the emotion and experience of new parenting and communicates it all in a way we can understand."-- Emma Pickett IBCLC and author of The Breast Book
"Bless you, Lyndsey Hookway. You have done it again. Parents need solid, compassionate, and evidence based information when it comes to sleep and the health of their wee ones. Lyndsey Hookway knows how to deliver this information with an emphasis on relationships at the core of solving sleep issues. One of the best investments you will ever make for your family is to focus on health supportive activities like sleep and this book will help every family find the balance and tools necessary."-- Laurel Wilson IBCLC, TEDx Speaker, Author
"Lyndsey's work is a breath of fresh air as it offers families evidence-based, non-judgmental, and practical advice that doesn't ignore that there are real people with real feelings who are struggling with their baby's sleep. Her compassion for their struggles is clear without compromising on the gentle nature of her advice and this helps set her apart."-- Tracy Cassels, PhD
"In Let's talk about your new family's sleep Lyndsey is inviting new parents into an honest, heartfelt, compassionate conversation about the realities of infant and toddler sleep. Backed by science, this is an evidence-based resource that will empower parents to realise that they are the answer their baby is looking for. Why? Because, as Lyndsey so eloquently describes, nighttime parenting isn't about a set of strategies, it's about relationship. I'd encourage all parents to pick up this book with an open mind and a soft heart as you bravely emerge into the parent your baby needs you to be so that you can thrive alongside one other after the sun goes down."-- Tracy Gillett, writer and advocate