About Us

toonbankBreastfeeding Centre Vita Nova started in 2011 as an initiative of Tal Spanjer and Alexandra Knijnenburg. The aim was and remains to offer women and their partners anything they might need to make the breastfeeding period a fantastic, memorable period of their lives.

This could be through the purchase of practical aids and goods in our breastfeeding shop, or by gaining knowledge through our course centre, as well as through getting assistance and answers to questions through our Lactation Consultancy or our Carrying System Consultant.

Alexandra Knijnenburg is a qualified Maternity Nurse and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with over 34 years of experience in offering guidance to parents and their babies.

Tal Spanjer has been a Carrying System Consultant since 2015 and offers both consultations and workshops about carrying your child.

Another part of our core team is Joëlle van Eijk, our Course Centre coordinator who also offers assistance in our Breastfeeding Shop. Finally, Catharine de Haaij, our experience expert on breastfeeding and carrying systems, is also part of our regular team in the Breastfeeding Shop. She is always happy to provide her insights and experiences, so feel free to visit us at our centre for any questions you may have.