OUR TEAM

Jenny Wright
Jenny Wright CEO
Jenny joined Milk Matters in 2005 in order to assist with running Milk Matters, a small but growing and developing organisation. Jenny’s desire to get involved in breastfeeding support was sparked by seeing far too many distressed mothers giving up breastfeeding because of a lack of adequate support and information. Working in the field of milk banking provides the unique opportunity to contribute towards as many babies as possible having access to breastmilk, ideally from their own mother or, if that is not possible, from a breastmilk bank.
Carene Joubert
Carene JoubertClinical Manager
Caréne Joubert is a registered dietitian who has worked in the government sector for 4 years, where she was exposed to countless cases of malnutrition amongst infants. While working on the treatment and prevention of such cases she realised the profound impact which breastfeeding can have on the lives of both mothers and babies. The realisation that breastfeeding can save lives sparked a true passion in her for the field. This lead to her enrolment in the South African Lactation Consultation Course. She has since joined Milk Matters, first as a breastfeeding counsellor before taking on the role of Clinical Manager in 2019.
Katy Acton
Katy ActonBookkeeper
Katy Acton first got involved at Milk Matters as our part-time Bookkeeper in 2012. Katy’s business and systems background has proven valuable as Milk Matters has grown over the years.
Donor milk really saved my sons life.
He weighed 985g when he was born at 27 weeks.
Because of your organisation, most of all your donors, my son is healthy, his weight at the moment is 4.5kg – getting fatter by the day. May God bless you all and the work you do. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Edith, Mother of a baby who received donor breastmilk - Cape Town
I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation, thanks and gratitude to all the mothers who have donated breast milk.
You have restored hope and life, which otherwise may have been lost.
We see the miracle of life unfolding before our eyes as these babies grow and develop. This miracle is realised because of your milk.
Dr Shukri Raban, Neonatal fellow Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
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