Speakers

Diana West, BA, IBCLC

Diana West is an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) in New Jersey, a La Leche League Leader, and the Director of Media Relations for La Leche League International. She is the co-author of Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family, the 8th edition of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk, Breastfeeding after Breast and Nipple Procedures, and ILCA’s popular Clinician’s Breastfeeding Triage Tool. She has also recently published a research article with a team led by Trevor MacDonald and Joy Noel-Weiss about trans men’s experiences with lactation and gender identity. Diana is the author of the groundbreaking book, Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding after Breast Reduction Surgery. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and is the administrator of the high-traffic BFAR.org and LowMilkSupply.org websites. In August, Diana is entering the seminary to begin a four year process of becoming a Unitarian Universalist minister. She has three nearly-grown sons and lives in the picturesque mountains of northwestern New Jersey in the United States.