Listen to Diana's interview here:
It was so hard to pin down what to talk to Diana about - she knows so much about so much! So I did a 'sampler platter' of Diana expansive expertise. We talked about:
Once again, it was such an honor and pleasure to have Diana join us on the podcast. Diana is so much more than an esteemed colleague - it was her encouragement, guidance and support that prompted me to write my own book. And the amazing thing is that, when I've shared this story with others, they have told me that Diana was the wing beneath their (professional) wings as well. To learn more about Diana's work see http://DianaWest.com.
Diana West is an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) in private practice in New Jersey and a La Leche League Leader. She is the author of Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding after Breast Reduction Surgery, and 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 is the Director of Media Relations for La Leche League International and a member of the editorial review board of the Journal of Clinical Lactation. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is the administrator of the high-traffic BFAR.org and LowMilkSupply.org websites. She lives with her three sons and one husband in the picturesque mountains of western New Jersey in the United States.
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