August is World Breastfeeding Month!

August is National Breastfeeding Month and we’re starting by celebrating World Breastfeeding Week (#WBW2020)! As many of you already know, the theme for this year is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”.
In honor of #WBW2020, PRO-LC would like to announce two new initiatives that are in replacement of the hospital poster content we have historically sponsored:
  1. Micro grants:  PRO-LC will be issuing micro-grants to organizations who “protect, promote and support breastfeeding for the health of the planet and its people”.  You can self-nominate or nominate an organization whose work is aligned with this year’s theme. Here is the nomination form. Nominations will be accepted from 8/1-8/7 and winners announced by the end of the month.
  2. Share the mic:  PRO-LC would like to highlight new practitioners or organizations in the field of lactation, or more broadly, maternal health, whose work is aligned with this year’s theme on our Facebook page and on  We will use our platform to promote these providers and organizations.  Please email if you’d like to be included in this.  Please also feel free to comment on our Facebook post to introduce yourself and/or your business/organization.


COVID19 (Coronavirus)

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Resources for Philadelphia Families during COVID19

Additional Philadelphia Area Resources

Breastfeeding Resource Directory

Pacify App

Virtual Consults

In light of recommendations to reduce the transmission of COVID19 (coronavirus), the following are offering virtual lactation services. Please check back as the list continues to be updated.

If you’d like to know more about COVID19 and lactation, click here.

Lisa Mandell, MBA, IBCLC

Amy Siegrist, BS, IBCLC

Katie Katz, BSN, RN, IBCLC

Stephanie Brown, IBCLC

Aleesha Burke, BS, IBCLC

Brooke Acevedo, BS, IBCLC –

Jessica Wimer RN, BSN, IBCLC 

Michelle Farfel, MA, IBCLC

Breastfeeding Resource Center

Katy Baker-Cohen, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Kith + Kin

Alison Ahern, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Karen Meade, MA, BS, RN, IBCLC, LCCE, CPST

Kristin Burns, IBCLC

Linda Derbyshire, IBCLC – 610-316-9157

Dana Ehman, BA, IBCLC, RLC

Abington Jefferson Health (Christine Ilik RN,BSN,IBCLC) – 215-481-6106

Lisa Mandell, MBA, IBCLC

Erica Diehl, IBCLC – 215-275-3603

Vicky Sullivan, IBCLC

Jen Gowdy, IBCLC – 610-719-7474

Kristen Kratz, IBCLC

Gail Dittes, RNC, IBCLC

Judy Crouthamel RN, IBCLC – 610-584-6111

Cathy Snyder RN, IBCLC – 215-290-4387

Linda Muller, RN, BSN, CSN, IBCLC

Department of Health Lactation Team:

Nikki Lee RN, BSN, MS, IBCLC, CCE, CIMI, ANLC, CKC, RYT- 215- 685-5237

Galissa Jones, CLC – 267-474-3752
Ana Tapia, CBC – 610 -203-9840 (bilingual breastfeeding support in English and Spanish)
Ta’Hirah Williams, IBCLC – 267-506-4118

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