About Lois

Lois Wattis is a Registered Midwife, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Fellow of the Australian College of Midwives. Working in both hospital and community settings,  Lois has enhanced her midwifery skills and expertise by providing women-centred care to thousands of mothers and babies, including more than 50 women who chose to give birth at home while she was practising as a Community Midwife (IPM)

Lois is eminently qualified to offer advice and support to new parents via her New Baby 101 resources.  Lois is the author of numerous articles and professional guidelines which have been published in parenting magazines and midwifery journals in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.   All advice provided in New Baby 101 is based on reliable evidence and research, and Lois’s common-sense approach will both inform and reassure parents as they gain new skills and confidence during the first few months of baby’s life.

Lois’ passionate approach to birth and breastfeeding nurtures women’s inborn mothering instincts, supporting and enabling them to make informed choices.

Most recently Lois worked in a dedicated Lactation Consultant role in an acute hospital setting for 14 years, gaining broad experience in neonatal, paediatric, antenatal and postnatal maternity environments, caring of mothers and babies.

Now semi retired, Lois continues to provide Lactation Consultant services in private practice, and also conducts a weekly clinic for the assessment and treatment of infant tongue ties on the Sunshine Coast, Qld.


Lois Wattis

* To read Lois’ most recent articles view the MEDIA page on this site.

Compliments and Reviews

  • The people you often turn to for advice are your midwife, lactation expert, friends and family (especially those with young children) and, of course, your mum. But now you can get the expert help as soon as you need it with the new app and ebook, New Baby 101. New Baby 101 is the creation Read more

    Stacey Vanoska,

    Lois Wattis is an experienced voice when it comes to babies and she has written a manual for new parents to be able to access anytime, anywhere, because we all know that your baby questions aren’t going to wait until you are sitting close to your parenting books. We were able to get some more Read more

  • New Baby 101 is the creation of Lois Wattis, a Registered Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Fellow of the Australian College of Midwives. Lois is also a mother and grandmother herself. With over twenty years’ experience working in hospital and community settings, Lois has provided woman-centred care to hundreds of mothers and babies. Read more


    They say that until you've had a baby you can't understand the impact it has on your life. Well, they were right! When we were lucky enough to have little Jaxon enter our world there was so much to learn and so much we didn't expect. Having access to the support of Lois Wattis with the Read more

  • “At last! Everything new parents need to know is at your fingertips!” New Baby 101 eBookReview: Produced by local qualified midwife and lactation consultant Lois Wattis, New Baby 101 aims to help new parents navigate life with a new baby. It contains an abundance of practical advice in preparation for baby’s birth, as well as Read more

    Abby Stevens,

    Two Mums give positive feedback after reviewing New Baby 101 – A Midwife’s Guide for New Parents

    Cherie Smith-Rainsford,

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