Welcome to LactSpeak
This is your one-stop destination when you need a professional speaker for your lactation conference. Our site hosts an impressive cadre of talented speakers in the field of lactation, including many top-notch clinicians, authors, and researchers. These are the speakers your audience wants to hear. Feel free to browse our site to meet our excellent speakers and discover the tools that will help make your next conference a tremendous success.
Carol Thomason, teacher, midwife, and lactation consultant, has placed infant and maternal health at the center of her career for the last 3 1/2 decades. Her passion for midwifery and breastfeeding comes from a strong interest in public health and preventative medicine. What could be more important that breastfeeding in preventing health issues? She has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings as a lactation consultant and midwife since 1980 and has taught classes on birth practices and breastfeeding since that time. Ms. Thomason helps put changes into place within outpatient and hospital settings that support the mother-baby dyad to attain their optimal potential for connection and health together. This includes educating front line staff in evidence-based practices that support bonding and breastfeeding. She teaches 1 hour to 45 hour classes nationally that inspire people to make changes at their own sites. Her ideas are practical as she works in a full-scope practice in Northern California’s largest Kaiser Hospital and to date her classes have inspired over 65 nurses since 2010 to take IBCLC boards. She uses human and creativity to help institutions change which have included evidence-based summits on breastfeeding, comedy shows on breastfeeding, art exibits on breastfeeding, and poster sessions for staff on ideal care.