Diana West, BA, IBCLC, is an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) in private practice, co-author with Lisa Marasco of of The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk (McGraw-Hill, 2008), coauthor with Dr. Elliot Hirsch of Breastfeeding After Breast and Nipple Procedures (Hale Publishing, 2008), author of the Clinician's Breastfeeding Triage Tool (International Lactation Consultant Association, 2007) and Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery (La Leche League International, 2001), as well as numerous magazine articles. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA). She has a bachelor's degree in psychology, is a retired La Leche League leader, a website developer, and administrator of the popular bfar.org, lowmilksupply.org, and lactspeak.com websites. She and her family raise German shepherd guide dog puppies for the Seeing Eye. Most importantly, Diana mothers her three charming, breastfed sons in partnership with her amazing husband, Brad, in their home in the picturesque mountains of western New Jersey.
Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC has worked with breastfeeding mothers for over twenty years, first as a La Leche League leader and also as an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) since 1993. She holds a master's degree in human development with specialization in lactation and is recognized for her expertise in milk production problems. Lisa is co-author with Diana West of of The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk (McGraw-Hill, 2008), a contributing author to Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice (International Lactation Consultant Association, 2007) and continues to research, write, and speak as she pursues answers to milk supply mysteries. She has four adult children and lives with her husband, Tom, in Santa Maria, California, where she continues to help mothers both through her private practice and for Santa Barbara County WIC.
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