Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA

Lisa Marasco has been working with breastfeeding mothers for over 25 years and has been Internationally Board Certified since 1993. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Development with specialization in Lactation Consulting and was designated a Fellow of ILCA in 2009. Lisa is co-author of The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk,  a contributing author to the Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultants, and a new Cochrane Collaborative author. She is employed by WIC of Santa Barbara County while she continues to research, write, speak, and maintain a small private practice. In addition, Lisa is an Associate Area Professional Liaison for La Leche League of So. Calif/Nevada, and serves on the Breastfeeding Coalition of Santa Barbara County.

Topics for the ABC Conference:

  • Breastfeeding on the Insulin Dysregulation Spectrum
  • Thyroid dysfunction: How the “other” Master Gland can affect lactation
  • PCOS Update: What We’ve Learned
  • Ethics of Complementary Therapies in the LC Practice
  • Herbal Glactogogues: An Option for Low Milk Supply

Lindsey N. Hurd, MS, RD, LDN, IBCLC, CD(DONA)

Lindsey Hurd is a Registered Dietitian (RD), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Certified Birth Doula through DONA international CD(DONA), and owner of Angel Food. She began her career in exercise science and nutrition, providing maternal and pediatric nutrition counseling while establishing her private practice and pursuing further education in birth and breastfeeding support. Currently, she works full-time as owner of Angel Food, offering nutrition, lactation, and birth support services from preconception through preschool via webchat, home, and office visits. Additionally, Lindsey offers professional training and seminar presentations and has spoken nationally for many different professional audiences. She holds a certificate of training in food allergy management and is specialized in topics related to food allergies in the breastfed baby, enhancing maternal diet in pregnancy/lactation, complimentary feeding, obesity prevention, exercise planning, and more. As a certified birth doula trained in prenatal yoga and mindfulness based childbirth and parenting, she aims to guide families toward a more conscious approach in childbirth and raising a family, highlighting the powerful capabilities one develops when the mind-body is connected. She empowers clients to utilize the strength and security they find from within as they move with intention, practice non-judgment and find acceptance for the process, focusing on the ‘now’ each step of the way.

In strategically selecting and completing each specific degree or training program, Lindsey has progressed through her career with motivation and commitment to continuously enhance her practice and quality of care by seeking the top credential in each field. With prevention, awareness, and guidance as key components in many successful stories, Lindsey has a passion for educating families and those who care for them. Her primary goal is to provide families with the tools necessary to find the perfect balance of health and happiness through specialized consultations and through the practitioners who are influenced by her teachings. Positioned as an expert in topics related to birth, breastfeeding, and beyond she is the top resource for families
throughout North Carolina and in New Hanover, Wilmington, and Pender Counties.

Topics for the ABC Conference:

  • The role of breastfeeding in obesity prevention
  • Bottle Feeding the Breastfed baby: Decoding Supplements
  • Postpartum nutrition during breastfeeding
  • Food intolerance and allergies in the breastfed baby
  • Vitamin D and Breastfeeding
  • Intro to Solid Foods

This conference is approved for up to 15.25 nursing contact hours by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation; by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for up to 14.75 CPEUs CDE level 1, 2 & 3; and, by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLE) for up to 13.75 category L CERPs and 1 category E CERP.