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Mothering through extended breastfeeding
Andrea is a former teacher, mom of two and breastfeeding peer counselor and Childbirth International certified lactation counselor. She has a focus on mother-baby-led intuitive parenting.
Andrea helps women become confident in their parenting and breastfeeding choices by educating about normal infant behavior and intuitive decision-making.
She encourages mothers to take back that instinctual power in order to be less dependent on the systems that took away their authority.
Self care: Breastfeeding Edition
Danielle Facey, The Breastfeeding Mentor, is a writer and speaker on a mission to help moms everywhere breastfeed on their own terms for as long as they choose. Her book, ‘Self Care: The Breastfeeding Edition’ is full of practical advice rooted in yogic philosophy and psychological theory to help moms everywhere look after themselves as they look after their little ones.
What Does Child-Led Weaning Actually Look Like?
Holly is a doula, Birth Boot Camp instructor, and placenta specialist serving the Houston, Texas area. She’s been a passionate and proud advocate for breastfeeding since her first baby was born in 2012. Around that time, she began running a breastfeeding blog called MamasMilkNoChaser.com and still actively manages the associated online Facebook community. Thanks to the colorful and emotionally impactful experience of nursing each of her children until they were 6 years old, she is led to support others in their child-led weaning journeys and aims to become an IBCLC in the future.
Stephanie Wagner (She/Her/Hers), BSN, RN, CLE, IBCLC, RLC
Supporting LGBT+ with breastfeeding and chestfeeding
Stephanie Wagner, “Steph”, is a Registered Nurse of 21 years, her first 14 years working Labor & Delivery in various hospitals in Virginia, California, and New York. Steph graduated from James Madison University in Virginia in 2001 with her BSN. She became a Certified Lactation Educator in 2012 and an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant in 2014.
After working in the hospital setting for 18 years, she now works solely as a Lactation Consultant in Private Practice. Her Private Practice, EverLatching Love, started in 2015 in NYC and now virtually helps families across the US as well as Internationally. EverLatching Love provides Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding/Bodyfeeding support and education for all families.
Steph has been featured in Romper.com, nymag.com, the Strategist, TLC the TV network, and other media outlets such as the Breastfeeding Outside the Box podcast series. She is an advocate and speaks at conferences and to groups across the country and world on best practice when working with LGBTQ+ patients/families who may use the language and action of Chestfeeding or Bodyfeeding their babies to feel more inclusive to their identity. Making sure healthcare is always aware of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for all persons is a pillar of Steph’s work.
How partners can support breastfeeding mothers
Eric is a father of two daughters, a therapist, and a clinical PhD candidate. He was inspired to start his Instagram page, The Breastfeeding Father, in order to help dads all over the world with their role in the breastfeeding process. Eric found that there was little to no information out there for fathers (new, old, and to-be) and he stepped in to bridge and close that gap.
Find Eric on Instagram at The Breastfeeding Father
Boosting milk supply for an older nursling with nutrition
Allie is first a wife, homeschool mom, and a mother of three little ladies. And she is also a Certified Health Coach and Personal Fitness Trainer specializing in prenatal and postpartum fitness. Allie is certified in Nutrition and Lifestyle During Pregnancy and Child Nutrition and Cooking.
Allie has been helping moms find their health and feel happy in their pregnant and postpartum bodies for over a decade. She is a busy mom with a vast health history that has allowed her to better assist her clients and audience each in their own health journey.
Breastfeeding as a Rebel Mama
Getting pregnant and having a baby was nothing like type-A Laura had planned. Tossed completely off balance, and in the midst of a global pandemic, she went from rule follower and spreadsheet organizer to rebel mama by the time her son, Jack, celebrated his first birthday.
Join Laura in redefining motherhood norms through the milestones of getting pregnant, giving birth, circumcision, breastfeeding, sleeping, introducing solids, and all the phases in between. Her story
shares what worked for her, and unlike many parenting books, is not meant to be a how-to guide. Rather, it is meant to invite every fellow mama to awaken her rebellious side and storm the gates of any modern parenting practice that goes against her instinct!
How to ACTUALLY improve your core anytime postpartum: Facts and Myths
Andrea is a group fitness and a personal trainer instructor, and has been for 17 years. She has coached thousands of women on how to balance their nutrition, heal their core properly postpartum, and improve their mindset. She has been featured on Good Morning America, in People magazine online, and on The Doctors.
Can picture books help with the weaning process?
After breastfeeding her son till 2.5 years and struggling with the weaning process far more than the early challenges of breastfeeding, Emily published a children’s picture book to help others in the same position. ‘A big change for Seb’ is a colourful and engaging narrative that contains gentle weaning strategies and helps to normalise breastfeeding older children. She posts @sebtheseries to help empower women to feel they have choices over their breastfeeding decisions.
He’s too big for that! Facing the flak of breastfeeding beyond babyhood
Pinky McKay is a mum of five who all breastfed beyond babyhood – for a total of 20 years! She’s a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and best-selling author of 4 titles published by Penguin Random House, including Parenting By Heart.
Pinky specializes in gentle parenting styles that honour mothers’ natural instincts. Her ‘get real’, no-nonsense, approach, along with a blend of humour, sharp wit and wisdom, make her a popular source for major network TV and various publications internationally.
Clingy nurslings and touched-out mamas: You can do this!
Jenna Wolfe is a lactation counselor, parenting coach, and mom of two from Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada. She is passionate about giving moms and their littles the tools and confidence to reach and complete their unique breastfeeding goals while having the relationship they deserve; one full of security, joy and connection.
Adventures in tandem nursing
Hilary Flower, Ph.D., is the author of Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond (2nd Edition 2019), and Adventures in Gentle Discipline.
In addition to her writing, Hilary serves as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Eckerd College in Florida, and holds a Ph.D. in Ecohydrology. She lives in Florida with her youngest child (16 yrs), and her once-upon-a-time tandem nurslings are now adults in the wide world.
Tapping: the mama-sanity-modality at the tips of your fingers
Sara is a Certified EFT Practitioner and business mentor, specializing in work with online entrepreneurs who are stuck in a loop of personal development, impostor syndrome and perfectionism. Sara is also a wife of 19 years and mom of 2 boys. She uses EFT tapping with her online clients as well as her children, and has seen drastic changes in her marriage since adopting this cognitive-somatic modality as a regular way to process stress and emotions.
How an older nursling affects birth
Autumn has three children, and she has been breastfeeding for over four years now and tandem nursing since her younger child was born.
Throughout her journey, Autumn has developed a passion to normalize toddler and tandem nursing. She is a lactation counselor so she can help moms throughout their own journey even more.