Ellen Nepilly is a Certified Lactation Counsellor and Dr. Sears Health Coach. Ellen has been propelled into the world of breastfeeding since the birth of her premature twins in Japan, where she needed a lot of help and emotional support. She chanced upon an Australian lactation consultant, Iona McNab, who helped expats in Japan with breastfeeding. Without her, Ellen wouldn’t have been able to persevere because her babies were in the NICU and it was quite a tough journey. This motivated Ellen to pay it forward and help other mothers who are struggling with breastfeeding as well.
After moving to her native country, Germany, when her twin girls were 4 years old, she had another baby boy. After he was born, Ellen started a Facebook group called Breastfeeding Mamas Stuttgart that organised meetings twice a month for English speaking mamas together with two American friends. She became more and more fascinated by breastfeeding and nutrition, so she studied to become a Dr. Sears certified health coach and a CLC via DAIS Germany, which she then also started to volunteer for a German Breastfeeding Organisation called AFS. Her husband’s job made them move yet again in 2016 – this time to Singapore where Ellen joined the BMSG and is responsible for Social Media. Her twins are now 8 and her boy is 4 years old.