Emily Pease, RN, IBCLC

Emily Pease, RN, IBCLC

Emily Pease, RN, IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) has been working in Maternal-Child health for over 25 years. She received her International Board Certification as a Lactation Consultant in 1996; was in private practice for 7 years and then worked as the inpatient Lactation Consultant at NYU Medical Center for several years before returning to Seattle. She was hired by Swedish to develop and build the Outpatient Lactation Service, part of Women and Infant’s Outpatient Services, which opened in late 2006. She works with patients with a wide variety of breastfeeding difficulties both one-to-one, and in small group settings. She facilitates the weekly breastfeeding support group at Swedish in Ballard. She also participated in the development of the Oral Advancement Feeding Tool currently used in the NICU and ISCU.

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Cutting clutter online for new parents

World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration held around the world to generate public awareness and support for breastfeeding families. Each year the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) develops a theme as a primary focus. WABA is a global network of individuals and organizations who are dedicated to protecting and promoting the right of all babies and mothers to breastfeed, and to help re-establish breastfeeding as normal. This year’s theme is focused on communication.

Why communication?

Communication is an essential part of protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding. We live in a world where individuals and global communities connect across small and great distances at an instant's notice. New lines of communication are being created every day, and we have the ability to use these information channels to broaden our horizons and spread breastfeeding information beyond our immediate time and place to activate important dialogue.

When I think about communication related to breastfeeding, many ideas come to mind. Since I work with breastfeeding mothers and babies every day, I have started to realize how valuable the internet is. However, it can also be overwhelming if you’re trying to find information about a specific breastfeeding issue.

Below are my “Top Five” favorite websites which address different aspects of breastfeeding, particularly in the early days and weeks.

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