GOLD Learning Speakers

USA

Michelle Pensa Branco, MPH IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: Ethics 2018
  • Country: USA
Biography:

Michelle is lactation consultant (IBCLC) and public health advocate focused on the protection and promotion of breastfeeding through the effective use of public health communications strategies, including the elimination of baby feeding industry counter-messaging globally. In addition to a small private practice, she divides her time between consulting for SafelyFed Canada, a national advocacy organization she co-founded, focused on improving infant and young child feeding in emergencies and creating training and education to health care workers and organizations on breastfeeding, advocacy and communication topics. Michelle also has a keen interest in the impact of peer support programs and has been a La Leche League Canada Leader since 2007, where she currently serves as Vice-Chair. She also serves as the Director of Peer Support Programs for Nurture Project International, a US-based global charity offering infant feeding and maternal health care support to refugees. Michelle also is a member of the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) Breastfeeding Working Group and has previously volunteered with INFACT Canada, with whom she completed formal Code Training in June 2013.

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