La Leche League of Wisconsin's 2021 Continuing Education Virtual Event
Co-sponsored by Wisconsin Association of Lactation Consultants - WALC
Anna Brauch, IBCLC
Anna is an IBCLC in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They started their work in the lactation field as a La Leche League Leader in 2015 and achieved board certification in 2018. Her three years with La Leche League included a two-year position as Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Administrator of LLL of Minnesota and Dakotas. Anna has worked with the Twin Cities' Queer Birth Project and currently serves as IBCLC for St. Paul- Ramsey County WIC and Baby Cafe. She holds a BA in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies from the University of Minnesota, and works to break down barriers to lactation support and create space in the intersections of gender, sexuality, anti-racism, self healing, social and environmental justice, and natural infant feeding. She has presented for the Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference, iLactation, La Leche League, the Twin Cities Birth and Baby Expo, and the Minnesota Department of Health. Anna holds down a homestead where she raises two kids and a bunch of animals and makes art. Find her at annabrauchlactationsupport.weebly.com.
Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC FILCA
The Hmong Breastfeeding Coalition
The Hmong Breastfeeding Coalition (HBC) continues the Hmong community’s storytelling tradition and utilizes it to educate and engage Hmong parents and families in discussions about breastfeeding and maternal and child health. In this presentation, HBC members, Zoua Lee and Tiffany Pao Yang, will share how the coalition uses storytelling to create culturally-relevant breastfeeding resources to re-normalize breastfeeding in the Hmong community.
Zoua Lee, a Ramsey County WIC Breastfeeding Peer, and Tiffany Pao Yang, a Hmong breastfeeding mom, are active members of HBC. HBC is powered by local Hmong community members, leaders, and health professionals working to improve and protect Hmong maternal
and child health. The group is based in the Twin Cities
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