Arielle Ball

Infant Feeding Specialist

Supporting breastmilk feeding families since 2013

Working in Scotland since 2019

Volunteer with Lactation Consultants of Great Britain

IBCLC Mentor

Interest in PCOS, IGT (Insufficient Glandular Tissue), Hypoplasia, Insulin Resistant and Thyroid Disorders.

Peppy Senior Infant Feeding Specialist IBCLC

LGBTQ+ inclusive practice

Infant Feeding Specialist personalised care helping you meet your feeding goals.

Arielle Ball (she/her) has been supporting Infant Feeding families of Scotland since 2019. Since 2013, Arielle has provided international support to families in feeding baby your way (breastfeeding, chestfeeding, nursing, finger-feeding, bottle-feeding, inducing lactation, relactation, latching the older baby, pumping and everything in-between). As an experienced Infant Feeding Specialist, Certified Lactation Counsellor, and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Arielle hopes to provide the care and support families seek from right here in Scotland and and wherever travel may take her. 


Current Volunteer Projects:

– Lactation Consultants of Great Britain – North Scotland Regional Representative, Deputy Communications Chair and help launched the Online Web Learning (OWL)

– IBCLC Mentorship

Arielle’s lactation special interest are in supporting parents who have underlying chronic morbidities that effect lactation. Such as breastmilk feeding with PCOS, IGT (Insufficient Glandular Tissue), Hypoplasia, Insulin Resistant and Thyroid Disorders to name a few.

Building bridges not barriers is Arielle’s approach to working with each Health Care Professional and the families they support. Working together to assure that the parents of Scotland are receiving the lactation support they deserve by making a strong network of support for families and health care providers.

When Arielle is not working at Breastfeed Scotland and various volunteer roles, she is working as the Senior Peppy Baby Infant Feeding Specialist IBCLC.

Before moving to Scotland, Arielle was the former owner of Lactation Love. She also provided lactation education and support for the government-funded WIC program and the non-profit Healthy Start of Sarasota County.

Naomi Dow



Naomi Dow (she/her) is an NHS GP and IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant). Naomi had her first baby in 2017, and like many new parents, she quickly realised that high quality information and support on breastfeeding was limited. This was the beginning of a passion that began as a voluntary Peer Supporter at a local breastfeeding group and flourished from there. Naomi followed a path of lactation education, providing evidence-based support to countless families along the way. She is now proud to serve as a private lactation consultant with Breastfeed Scotland.

Naomi is a strong advocate for improving breastfeeding knowledge amongst fellow healthcare professionals, and has dedicated her knowledge and experience to achieve this in her own time. She works collaboratively with other NHS, voluntary and private providers to help achieve the best outcomes for families at a both an individual and population level.

Naomi believes that all families should be supported to meet their personal infant feeding goals. As a GP, she understands the impact that optimal breastfeeding can have on health, as well as how health can impact on breastfeeding. As a mother, she understands the highly emotive nature of breastfeeding and the importance of personalised support. Naomi is here to support you on your parenthood journey.

Shannon Stellhorn, Midwife IBCLC

Clinical Specialist management of Breastmilk Feeding

Passionate about supporting families

Works to protect and promote parent and infant mental health

Shannon Stellhorn (she, her) comes to us as a Certified Professional Midwife in the USA, Licensed Midwife in Texas, a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist and IBCLC.

Shannon’s first baby was born in 2008, and that ignited her passion to want to support couples through the childbearing years first as a doula, then midwife and now a lactation consultant.

Shannon is a mum of 7 children, all of which she has breastfed and encountered numerous breastfeeding challenges that she personally persevered through. Shannon is currently on Maternity leave with her 2nd Scottish born baby.

She has attended over 500 births as a doula and midwife before opening her own private practice in 2012 where she then supported over 350 families through their pregnancy and birth journeys.

We are honoured to have Shannon’s clinical skills and expertise here at Breastfeed Scotland!

Inclusive Practice

​You are welcome here.

Breastfeed Scotland welcomes and works with all families, whatever your journey to get here looked like, whatever your family looks like, how you do or do not practice religion. We welcome all ages, nationalities, race, cultures, ethnicities and ethnocentricities.  We are aware that there are many ways to be and become a family. You are probably here and seeking help because you are a parent, parent-to-be, intended parent through surrogacy, non-birthing parent, parent-to-be partnered with a birthing parent, a transgender parent, non-binary, a foster parent, a parent who has birthed their baby and is not currently nursing, or other protected status.  We understand that not every nursing parent identifies as “mother”. We have attempted to be inclusive in our gender related language to the best of our ability. We know that not all of our photos are as inclusive as we wish and are working on this. Please know we will continue efforts in equity, diversity and inclusion. All families deserve the same respect and assistance to reach their infant feeding goals. You are welcome here.

Breastfeed Scotland supports humanmilk feeding, breastfeeding, chestfeeding, co-nursing, pumping, finger feeding, mixed feeding/combi feeding, relactation, latching the older baby and induced lactation. Breastfeed Scotland is proud to work with all families.

If you have any questions, please contact Breastfeed Scotland about how we may be able to help your family.


Want to be an IBCLC? Breastfeed Scotland is now offering Pathway 3 IBCLC Part Time Mentorship for aspiring IBCLC’s, equipping and empowering future trailblazers to change the world.

1 full paying primary position for someone above poverty level of any background.

UPDATE: Mentorship is now closed for 2022

2 positions available for Mentorship to BIPOC and/or LGBTQI+ with economic barriers at sliding scale/work exchange.

Positions are for Outpatient Clinical Hours and Private Home Visitation.

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