Entries by Jasmine Guerra

International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) Statement on Ongoing Humanitarian Crises

The impact of conflicts on vulnerable populations, especially mothers, infants, and young children, is significant and deeply distressing, and the  International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) extends our deepest sympathy to all those affected. We also extend a message of heartfelt support to our members and healthcare colleagues who continue to aid ongoing humanitarian crises and […]

Maryse Arendt, IBCLC

Maryse Arendt was born in Luxembourg where she lives still today. She trained as a teacher and came to breastfeeding trough her personal experience and her active engagement in founding an organization in Luxembourg to improve birth and breastfeeding conditions. As an active member she trained as a child birth educator and a lactation consultant […]

Angela Love-Zaranka, IBCLC

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 […]

Ann Calandro, RN, IBCLC

I am an RN who spent five years in the US ARMY NURSE CORPS as a pediatric nurse. I married my husband Jim whom I met in the Army in El Paso, Texas, in 1974. Our first child was born in 1976. I sought help from LLL in New Jersey and was so impressed that […]

Maya Bolman RN, BA, BSN, IBCLC

Maya Bolman was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. She was certified as IBCLC in 2001 and currently works as a lactation consultant at Senders Pediatrics and Breastfeeding Medicine of Northeast Ohio. She has over 25 years of experience as a nurse, doula and Lactation consultant. Maya is well known internationally for her work promoting […]

Hilary English BA, IBCLC

When Hilary English first qualified as a voluntary breastfeeding counsellor in 1983, there were virtually no illustrations of breastfeeding in the UK, other than those supplied by the formula milk manufacturers in their brochures, which were unlikely to help new mothers attach their babies successfully, so she began taking photographs to illustrate as many aspects […]

Georgeta Mușat

Georgeta Musat is the first IBCLC Midwife in Romania. After research studies, internships and practice at the World Health Organization, Copenhagen, Denmark and the Georgetown University, Washington D.C. USA, Georgeta organized “Breastfeeding Days”, first Continuing Education Program in Breastfeeding and Lactation in Romania, dedicated those who want be recertified or become IBCLC, program accredited by […]

Dr. Zaharah Sulaiman

Zaharah Sulaiman obtained her medical degree from the University of Adelaide and her PhD from La Trobe University in Australia. She is a medical doctor and lecturer at the School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Zaharah has been a certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) since 2007 and heads the Lactation Clinic at the USM […]

Ana Maria Linares, DNS, RN, IBCLC, FAAN

Dr. Ana Maria Linares is a national and international expert in human lactation and has worked in maternal-child and women’s health for 40 years in Chile and the U.S. She has a program of research to improve health and achieve health equity through the development of a culturally appropriate exclusive breastfeeding intervention among Hispanic women. […]


Dr. Lisa Akers has been working in the field of public health nutrition and human lactation for over 20 years.  Lisa is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND), and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).  She began her career in the WIC program working directly […]