About Us

The Washtenaw County Breastfeeding Coalition was formed in 2005 by a like-minded group who wanted to provide better breastfeeding support, promotion and communication among professionals in the Washtenaw County area.

We are a group of volunteers made up of doctors, hospital based IBCLCs, WIC breastfeeding coordinators, peer counselors, private practice IBCLCs, La Leche League Leaders, birth and postpartum doulas, Certified Lactation Counselors, public health workers, dieticians, nurses, mothers, fathers, caregivers, business owners, and anyone else who is interested in promoting and supporting breastfeeding in the local area.

Our meetings rotate around the area, with volunteer hosts. Let us know if you would like to join us or host a meeting.

Current Board:
President: Gayathri Akella, MS, RD, IBCLC
Treasurer: Marilee Woodworth, BS, IBCLC

Secretary: Erica McLeod, CLC

Barbara Robertson, IBCLC
Angela Johnson
Alli Novara