About Galactapedia

About Galactapedia

Published by The Institute for the Advancement of Breastfeeding and Lactation Education (IABLE) PO Box 7332 Madison, WI 53707 https://lacted.org

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Disclaimer: This publication is based on the authors’ interpretation of the best evidence currently available, and is intended as a guide for clinical breastfeeding medicine practice. Research evidence is constantly changing, and sometimes research evidence is left open to interpretation. This book does not replace a physician’s sound clinical judgement, which should also incorporate strong medical knowledge, experience, and the individual needs of each patient.

To the fullest extent of the law, the publisher and authors do not assume any liability for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or, from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions, or ideas contained in the material herein.

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Anne Eglash - MD, IBCLC, FABM

Anne Eglash MD, IBCLC, FABM, is a clinical professor with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. In addition to practicing family medicine, she has been a board certified lactation consultant since 1994.

Dr. Eglash is a cofounder of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, the Medical Director and cofounder of the Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes, and the Medical Director of the University of Wisconsin Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic. She has published many peer- reviewed articles on breastfeeding medicine.

She co-hosts and produces a breastfeeding medicine podcast series, called The Breastfeeding Medicine Podcast, available free on iTunes and IABLE website.

Dr. Eglash is founder and president of IABLE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of breastfeeding-friendly medical systems and communities.

No conflicts of interest.

Kathy Leeper - MD, IBCLC, FABM

Kathy Leeper, MD, IBCLC, FABM first worked as a general pediatrician, then obtained her IBCLC in 2000 and helped develop a nonprofit breastfeeding center in Lincoln, Nebraska called MilkWorks, which opened in 2001. MilkWorks added a location in Omaha, NE in 2015.

She served as MilkWorks’ Medical Director, practicing breastfeeding medicine exclusively from 2001-2014, and 2018-present. While living in Kansas City, KS in (2014-2018), she joined the IABLE to serve on the board of directors, as a trainer, and to help with the development of educational material. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

No conflicts of interest.