Angela Love-Zaranka has over 30 years of dedicated service as a lactation consultant to promote and improve maternal-child health practices in her community and around the world.
As Program Director, Instructor, and Clinical Instructor at an international lactation training program, Angela’s expertise in program development and course design has been instrumental in positioning LER training courses as leaders in the field.
During her tenure as lead IBCLC at a Washington DC area hospital, Angela established the in-patient service, outpatient clinic, and chaired the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. Her leadership ensured the highest standard of care for lactating families, implementing evidence-based care plans, and educating fellow staff members.
Beyond her hospital clinical practice, Angela founded and managed an outpatient private practice to provide personalized counseling and support for lactating individuals. With her deep understanding of complex breastfeeding situations and unwavering commitment to supporting parents to meet their breastfeeding goals, she has become a trusted resource in the community.
As a consultant, Angela’s expertise extends to collaborating with organizations like USAID’s Advancing Nutrition Technical Team, where she contributed her extensive experience and knowledge to implement breastfeeding counseling best practices and global guidelines.
Angela’s dedication to the lactation field is exemplified by her volunteer work as a La Leche League Leader for 30 years. She has served on the boards of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America, the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and the International Lactation Consultant Association.
Angela’s ongoing efforts shape the lactation profession and positively impact the lives of mothers, parents, infants, and families worldwide.