During the weeks leading up to the 2012 ILCA Conference, we will be highlighting a number of conference speakers. Watch this space every Friday for more profiles.
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 board member of the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition, the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA), and Baby Friendly USA, ILCA’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 and Code issues in the US.
Her publications include:
- Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence
- Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice
- Clinics in Human Lactation: Breastfeeding and Employment
- Clinics in Human Lactation: The Nipple and Areola in Breastfeeding
- Clinics in Human Lactation: Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Infant
You can hear Marsha speak on Friday, July 27 from 10:15-11:15 on the topic “Pumps and Pumping Protocols: What we know, What we don’t know, and What we wish we knew”.
ILCA looks forward to welcoming Marsha Walker.