2018 Guest Expert Series
2018 Guest Expert Series
The first week in August is World Breastfeeding Week, and the month of August is regarded as Breastfeeding Awareness Month. This year, we're doing our part - not just to raise awareness - but to empower mothers to continue breastfeeding. Join us in this event, as we host different mothers, doctors, lactation consultants, and councelors who will share their expertise on topics related to breastfeeding.
We will be hosting our guests on our Instagram page, so please join in the conversation by following our account so you don't miss anything!
AUGUST 1: What I wish I knew about Breastfeeding Before Becoming a Mom.
Shelly, MD from @doctormommymd
Hey! I’m Shelly, a Sports Medicine and Family Medicine physician, wife to an INCREDIBLE medical student, and mama to a spunky 9 month old baby boy! I’m from the big city, but we are currently exploring life in the country, living next to some cows with our two energetic pups. We love exploring the world, cooking new foods, drinking wine, staying active, and having spontaneous dance parties in the kitchen. Since becoming a Mom, I have found a passion in helping Moms along the journey of motherhood, especially with breastfeeding!
AUGUST 3: Skin to Skin Initation and the Breastfeeding Benefits
Breanne Clinger, RN from @mommytobeprep
Breanne received her bachelors in nursing at BYU-Idaho and since has worked in the Nursery, Postpartum, and Labor and Delivery units for four years. Breanne has a passion for educating new parents and teaches online (mommytobeprep.com) and in person prenatal classes. She has obtained her RNC-OB to better serve the pregnant population and has been awarded Clinician Four and Excellence in Nursing. Breanne gave birth to her first baby girl just five months ago!
AUGUST 7: Breastfeeding On Demand
Sarah Lang, IBCLC from @milksprouts
I am a mother to four little ones, and my own struggles with breastfeeding, pumping, and formula feeding led me to find my true passion and become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with a mission to, “Encouraging Moms to Care Confidently” throughout their breastfeeding and pumping journey. I believe that my unique experiences have allowed me to connect with and understand moms to support them through their difficult challenges and also celebrate with them in their victories. I can't wait to share more with you about Breastfeeding on Demand.
AUGUST 9: How do I know my baby is getting enough milk?
Katrinaliz Pena, CLC from @mothersmilksource
My love and passion for breastfeeding began after overcoming a very difficult start with my first daughter. Being the first to breastfeed in my family, my resources for support and information were limited. Which motivated me to seek out help, after overcoming obstacles with the help I received I was so inspired. I knew that there had to be other women out there in the same position that I was once in and I wanted to be that source of help for them. So my journey into the lactation profession began as I became a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). I am a breastfeeding counselor for WIC, a member of Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition, and Boston Breastfeeding Coalition, and am working towards my IBCLC. All while still breastfeeding my two year old, so it's safe to say that breastfeeding is truly my life.
AUGUST 14: How Tummy Time Helps Babies Breastfeed Better
Anne, RN & Sherri, RN from @successwithbreastfeeding
We are two NICU nurses that became International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, IBCLCs. We have a love for helping moms and babies on their breastfeeding journeys. We are mothers ourselves with Anne having 4 kids and Sherri having 5. Between seeing clients, running a free breastfeeding clinic weekly and a weekly IG giveaway we also have competitive soccer/dance, piano, violin, ballet, Irish dancing, a farm and a whole slew of other things to keep us hopping. Our newest passion is the Tummy Time method and how it can help parents and babies.
AUGUST 16: Milk Supply and Ways to Increase your Supply
Maria Betsworth, CLC from @littlepeachlondon
My name is Maria and I am a London-based German Mama of two little girls (3.5 & 1.5 years). I have created Little Peach as a community in which Mamas can get together to motivate, educate, and support each other throughout their breastfeeding and pumping journeys.
I have a BSC in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture specializing in antenatal and postnatal care. I am Qualified Antenatal Teacher, Birth Educator, Doula, and Certified Breastfeeding specialist.
AUGUST 23: My Breastfeeding Journey and how to become an IBCLC.
Courtney Marquez from @the_instinctualmother
Hi! My name is Courtney and I am a mother of two boys, wife of a police detective and live in the Chicago subarbs. I breastfed my first son for two years and I am currently still breastfeeding my 14 month old son on demand! I have a degree in business but it wasn't until I became a mother that I truely figured out what I wanted to be in life! I am currently working on my lactation training to become an IBCLC and am excited to share my journey with you!
AUGUST 28: Switching from Exclusive Pumping to Exclusive Breastfeeding - Tips for NICU Moms.
Katy Kruse, CLC from @lillemer
Our very own Katy Kruse is a certified lacataion consultant and shares 15+ years of experience and knowledge with you.
AUGUST 30: Everything you need to know about Pumping!
Jessica Wimer, RN, IBCLC from @bornandfed
Jessica Wimer is a labor and delivery nurse, IBCLC and a mother of two! In her non-existent spare time, she writes breastfeeding and postpartum support articles for her blog Born and Fed. Jessica resides in beautiful country acres of Lancaster PA with her husband and two children.