Diane Wiessinger is a La Leche League Leader in Albany, New York, and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). In her classic essay Watch Your Language, she explains how we undermine breastfeeding by speaking about its “advantages.” She is also known for her creativity in explaining correct latch-on to breastfeeding educators and new mothers.
While Wiessinger is visiting Israel, I plan to combine two of my loves, blogging and breastfeeding, by reporting about her talks. Topics scheduled for tomorrow include “Changing Paradigms in Infant Latch” and “Words Create Reality–Making Breastfeeding the Norm.” (See this site for details.) In her third talk, “Lactation Consultation: Art or Science?,” Wiessinger will talk about different approaches toward a nursing dyad experiencing difficulties, and how to become a “breasteeding detective.”
Here’s my report from the Jack Newman conference in 2006.