Diane has over 30 years combined working experience as a Registered Nurse/Midwife/Maternal and Child Health Nurse. She has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant for over 16 years.  


She is proud to have lived and worked in the western suburbs of Melbourne almost all of her life. Diane and her husband Michael have three young adult sons. They were all born prematurely. She describes having her children as her life's major highlight. Diane breastfed continually for over 6 years, feeding throughout each siblings pregnancy during a time when there was very little support or accessible information. 


Diane is well known in health circles for her special interest and expert work supporting Mums and their babies who have been born prematurely. She worked in two Melbourne Special Care Nurseries for 18 years

supporting and educating new mums and their babies.


Diane consistently provides a level of  exceptional, individualised, holistic care and support for all families.


There is no one else has that has the wisdom, lived experience and knowledge for All Things Natal like Diane does.  

The Milk Tree is a safe, respectful, compassionate place to stop by if you are in need of information, education and support around early parenting challenges. The Milk Tree is a no JUDGEMENT space and is located in Hoppers Crossing. (Victoria)


The Milk Tree is a living extension of the universally symbolic Tree of Life. Mothering is just like the Tree of Life. It requires strength at the core, wisdom from above, and sustenance from below. A mother is truly a MILK TREE OF LIFE. 




The information on this site has been provided for informational purposes only and does not cater to the needs of individual readers. This page is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a site visitor and his/her doctor. Please seek out support and assistance from your medical team.


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