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 WIC breastfeeding coordinators, peer counselors, doctors, hospital based IBCLCs, private practice IBCLCs, La Leche League Leaders, public health workers, dieticians, nurses, 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 Officials:
Chair: Gayathri Akella, MS, RD, IBCLC
Treasurer: Marilee Woodworth, BS, IBCLC

Secretary: Erica McLeod, CLC, WIC Peer Counselor, DONA trained Postpartum Doula