Breastfeeding is good for babies and business

Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC, National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy: Research, Education, and Legal Branch and Ellen Tolan, RD, LDN, IBCLC, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Learn how to create a breastfeeding friendly workplace and how to fulfill the requirements of the new MA Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
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Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC. Marsha is a registered nurse and international board certified lactation consultant. She has been assisting breastfeeding families in hospital, clinic, and home settings since 1976. Marsha is the executive director of the National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy: Research, Education, and Legal Branch (NABA REAL). As such, she advocates for breastfeeding at the state and federal levels. She served as a vice president of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) from 1990-1994 and in 1999 as president of ILCA. She is a previous board member of the US Lactation Consultant Association, Baby Friendly USA, and the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition. She serves as USLCA’s representative to the USDA’s Breastfeeding Promotion Consortium, and NABA REAL’s representative to the US Breastfeeding Committee. Marsha is an international speaker, and an author of numerous publications including ones on the hazards of infant formula use, Code issues in the US, and Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, 4th edition.

Ellen Tolan, RD, LDN, IBCLC is the State Breastfeeding Coordinator for the Massachusetts WIC Program and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). She also manages the employee pumping rooms at MDPH. Ellen is a Registered Dietitian and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and has worked with the Massachusetts WIC Program for 24 years.

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