Michelle Roth, BA, IBCLC

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Michelle Roth, BA, IBCLC is a freelance writer and editor with a day job as a board-certified lactation consultant for two busy pediatric practices. She is a former La Leche League Leader, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, and Certified Infant Massage Instructor.

Michelle was a La Leche League Leader for more than a decade, serving on the Area Council for LLL of Western PA, and as Contributing Editor for LLLI's peer-reviewed journal for Leaders, Leaven.

Michelle has a bachelor's degree in Psychology, with a minor in Women's Studies. Her research passions include women's health and body image, especially in relation to pregnancy, birth and mothering.

She has taught classes ranging from healthy pregnancy, to childbirth preparation, to parenting, and more. Her favorite freelance jobs are proofreading and blog writing; but, her number one project is mothering her four kids. When she does have free time, she enjoys reading and crocheting.

Michelle's Education & Training:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®)

Michelle's Work History & Experience:

  • Group Leader at La Leche League International
  • Lactation Consultant at East Suburban Pediatrics
  • Lactation Consultant at Children's Community Pediatrics

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Articles Reviewed by Michelle Roth

Mother preparing food in the kitchen with baby and young son

The 20 Best Foods For Lactation

Mother smiling at her baby in carrier while making breakfast

How Many Calories Do I Need When Breastfeeding?

Beautiful mother looking down at her baby while breastfeeding on her side

Clicking Sound When Breastfeeding

Smiling mother showing the groceries to her baby while carrying him

Foods to Avoid While Breastfeeding (& Foods That Are Safe)

Blonde mother hand expressing milk to her baby

How to Hand Express Breast Milk (Step-by-Step)

Smiling brunette mother laying on her side while breastfeeding on the bed

60 Best Breastfeeding Tips for New Mothers

Mother in pink breastfeeding her baby on the couch

How Long to Breastfeed Baby (Breastfeeding Session Length)

Beautiful mother cuddling her baby while sitting on the floor by the window

Changes You Can Expect When You Stop Breastfeeding

Mother in white holding and kissing her baby in white bed

How to Deal with Breastfeeding Pain

Beautiful blonde mom breastfeeding her baby while laying on her side

How to Breastfeed with Flat Nipples

New parents breastfeeding baby in bed

Relactation: How to Start Relactation After Stopping

Beautiful mother dressed in warm clothes breastfeeding her baby at the park

Can You Breastfeed with Implants? Safety, Tips, & More

Mom drinking water in kitchen while carrying baby in her arm

How Much Water Should I Drink While Breastfeeding?

Used breast pump and collector bottles

What to Do With Your Old Breast Pump

Breast pump and baby bottles laying on the sink counter

How to Clean and Sterilize Breast Pump Parts

Woman sitting on the toilet while looking at a pregnancy test

How Long After Sex Does Implantation Happen?

Baby breastfeeds while mom sleeps

Causes of Blood in Breast Milk

Mom breastfeeding newborn in a hospital bed

No Breast Milk After Delivery

Mom wearing her baby in a carrier while chopping fruits

Vitamin C While Breastfeeding: Benefits & Side Effects

Breast pump sitting on the windowsill

How Long Can Breast Milk Sit Out at Room Temperature?

Mother comforting her crying baby

Baby Crying During Feeding

Baby given a belly massage

Infant Gas: Treating and Preventing Baby Gas

Mom carrying her crying baby

Baby Crying After Feeding

Mother breastfeeding on the sofa

How Much Weight Can You Lose Breastfeeding? (Tips for Breastfeeding Weight Loss)

Baby carried on mom's shoulder

Spitting Up & Reflux in Babies

Close up of breastfeeding baby

Cracked and Bleeding Nipples While Breastfeeding (Causes & Remedies)

Woman breastfeeding on the bed

Will Breastfeeding Prevent Me From Getting Pregnant?

Mother breastfeeding her baby

How a Lactation Consultant Can Help You Breastfeed

Smiling baby breastfeeding

What is Cluster Feeding and How Long Does It Last?

Packs of frozen breast milk in the freezer

How to Warm Breast Milk (Proper Storage and Preparation)

Mother with mastitis breastfeeding her baby

Mastitis While Breastfeeding

Mother breasfeeding her toddler

How To Dry Up Your Breast Milk After Weaning

Mother breastfeeding her baby on the sofa

Birth Control While Breastfeeding (Safe Breastfeeding Birth Control)

Mom breastfeeding with thrush

How To Prevent Thrush While Breastfeeding

Mom breastfeeding on the sofa

What are the Signs Your Breast Milk Is Coming In?

Bottle of pumped breastmilk with a light white color

What Color Should Breast Milk Be?

Mother breastfeeding her baby at night

Tips for Breastfeeding at Night: How to Get Some Rest

Mom breastfeeding while drinking coffee at coffee shop

Can I Drink Caffeine While Breastfeeding?

Twins sleeping together in a crib

How to Get Your Twins to Sleep Through the Night (Sleep Training Twins)

Woman laying on her side while breastfeeding focusing on her let down reflex

Slow Let-Down Reflex: Is Yours Normal?

Mother breastfeeding her newborn baby

Smoking and Breastfeeding: Myths, Facts, and Solutions

Mother breastfeeding her baby

Smoking Marijuana While Breastfeeding

Mother breastfeeding baby while sick with a cold

Cold Remedies When Breastfeeding

Mother breastfeeding newborn baby

How Much Should Breastfed and Formula-Fed Babies Eat?

Mother breastfeeding her baby

What are the Differences Between Breastfeeding and Pumping?

Baby drinking juice from a sippy cup

When Can Babies Drink Juice? (Fruit Juice Guidelines)

Mother breastfeeding her baby

Itchy Breasts During Breastfeeding: Tips to Beat the Itch

Mom sleeping with baby on the bed

Co-Sleeping, Bed-Sharing, and Room-Sharing: What’s Safe and What Isn’t?

Crying baby with colic

Baby Colic: Symptoms, Signs and Remedies

Cute baby chewing on fingers while teething

Teething in Babies: Symptoms and Remedies

Weaning off the sippy cup

Sippy Cup Weaning 101: How to Ditch the Sippy Cups

Weaning off the Pacifier

How to Wean Off Pacifiers (7 Simple Steps)

Baby sucking on pacifier waiting to breastfeed

Can Breastfed Babies Use Pacifiers? (What You Must Know)

Mother breastfeeding in public at the park

Breastfeeding in Public (Tips and Laws for Nursing in Public)

Baby sleeping while sucking on a pacifier

How to Clean and Sterilize Pacifiers (5 Simple Steps)

Cute baby boy with sippy cup

How to Transition from a Bottle to a Sippy Cup (9 Easy Steps)

Baby drinking from a sippy cup

How to Help Your Baby Switch from Breast to Sippy Cup

Woman breastfeeding her baby at night

Should You Pump At Night to Maintain Supply?

Baby drinking from bottle nipple

Switching Nipple Sizes on Baby’s Bottles (Ultimate Guide)

Baby holding a bottle

How to Stop Bottle Feeding (The When, Why, and How)

Mother feeding newborn daughter from a bottle

Glass Baby Bottles Versus Plastic (Which Are Better For Your Baby?)

Constipated newborn baby crying

How Long Can Baby Go Without Pooping?

Breast Pumping Mother and baby in airplane

How to Travel with Breast Milk

Free Spectra Breast Pump Through Insurance

How to Get a Free Breast Pump Through Insurance (5 Simple Steps)

Breast Pumping At Work

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Pumping at Work

Bottle of expressed breast milk on the counter

How to Tell if Your Breast Milk Has Gone Bad

Woman Using Breast Pads

How to Use Breast Pads Properly (Step by Step Guide)

Woman Breastfeeding Her Toddler in the Park

How to Wean a Toddler (6 Steps to Stop Breastfeeding)

Woman pumping her breasts with breast pump in public

Pumping On the Go: How to Breast Pump in Public (Survival Guide)

Father feeding bottled milk to breastfed baby girl

How to Bottle Feed Your Breastfed Baby

Father bottle feeding his son with a sterilized baby bottle

How to Sterilize Baby Bottles (7 Safe Methods)

Mother feeding her baby using a boppy pillow

How to Use a Boppy Pillow (Step-by-Step Guide)

Baby drinking from a warmed milk bottle

How to Warm Baby Bottles (4 Safe Methods)

How To Stop Pumping Breastmilk

How to Wean off Pumping (7 Steps to Follow)

Woman breastfeeding frustrated with low milk supply

How To Increase Your Milk Supply (25 Pro Tips)

Full bottles of expressed breast milk

How To Pump More Breast Milk (33 Pro Pumping Tips)

Manual vs Electric Breast Pumps Comparison

Manual vs Electric Breast Pump (Which Should You Choose?)

Baby Holding His Own Bottle

Is Your Baby Ready to Hold Their Own Bottle?