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 Edited by Michelle Roth

The 23 Best Foods for Lactation (Never Run Out of Milk)
The 23 Best Foods For Lactation
How Many Calories When Breastfeeding: Should You Keep Count?
How Many Calories When Breastfeeding: Why You Need to Do the Math
Why Does My Baby Make a Clicking Sound When Breastfeeding?
Why Does My Baby Make a Clicking Sound When Breastfeeding?
3 Foods to Avoid While Breastfeeding & 5 Foods That Are Actually Safe
Does Baby Like What You Eat? Foods to Avoid While Breastfeeding
Milk on Tap: Learn How to Hand Express Breast Milk (13 Simple Steps)
How to Hand Express Breast Milk Like a Pro
Top 60 Breastfeeding Tips: Make Breastfeeding a Breeze
Top 60 Breastfeeding Tips: Make Breastfeeding a Breeze
How Long Is a Breastfeeding Session?
How Long Is This Breastfeeding Session Going to Take?
5 Changes You Can Expect When You Stop Breastfeeding
5 Changes You Can Expect When You Stop Breastfeeding
10 Causes of Breastfeeding Pain & How to Treat Them
Sore, Tender, or Cracked? Here’s How to Battle Breastfeeding Pain
How to Breastfeed with Flat or Inverted Nipples
Breastfeeding Tips for Flat or Inverted Nipples: Nip Nipple Woes in the Bud
Tips for Relactation: The Best News for Moms Who Want to Start Over
Reconnect With Your Baby Using These Top Relactation Tips
Breastfeeding with Implants: Is It Possible?
I’ve Had a Boob Job, Can I Still Breastfeed with Implants?
How Much Water Should You Drink When Breastfeeding?
Staying Hydrated: How Much Water to Drink When Breastfeeding
How to Dispose of an Old Breast Pump
Top Three Ways to Tell Your Old Breast Pump “Bye-Bye”
How to Clean and Sterilize Breast Pump Parts to Maintain Hygiene
How to Clean and Sterilize Breast Pump Parts to Maintain Hygiene
Pregnant or Not? How Long After Sex Is Implantation?
How Long After Sex Is Implantation and How Will I Know If It’s Happened?
Is It Normal to See Blood in Breast Milk?
Is It Normal to See Blood in Breast Milk?
Reasons and Solutions for No Breast Milk After Delivery
Reasons and Solutions for No Breast Milk After Delivery
Vitamin C and Breastfeeding: How Much Do You Need?
Vitamin C and Breastfeeding: How Much Do You Need?
No More Waste: How Long Can Breast Milk Sit Out?
Keeping Breast Milk on the Counter: How Long Is Too Long?
The Lowdown on Babies who Cry or Fuss While Breastfeeding
The Lowdown on Babies who Cry or Fuss While Breastfeeding
Getting Relief: How to Respond to Infant Gas Problems
Tiny Tummies: Avoiding and Addressing Infant Gas
Uncomfortable Feedings: Why Does My Baby Cry After Meals?
Baby Crying After Feeding — Why It Happens and What You Can Do About It
Is Breastfeeding the Miracle Weight Loss Cure You Thought It Was?
Is Breastfeeding the Miracle Weight Loss Cure You Thought It Was?
Why Your Baby Keeps Spitting Up, and How to Treat It
Why Your Baby Keeps Spitting Up, and How to Treat It
What to Do About Cracked Nipples During Breastfeeding
Treating Cracked Nipples During Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding and Fertility: Can You Get Pregnant While Breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding and Fertility: Can You Get Pregnant While Breastfeeding?
The Ultimate Guide to Lactation Consultants
The Ultimate Guide to Lactation Consultants
How to Survive (and Enjoy!) Your Cluster Feeding Newborn
What is Cluster Feeding and What Can I Do About It?
Everything You Need to Know About Heating Breast Milk
How to Heat Breast Milk Safely
Your Ultimate Guide To Treating Mastitis While Breastfeeding
Everything You Need To Know About Mastitis
Your Ultimate Guide To Drying Up Your Breast Milk
Bye-Bye Breastfeeding: Your Ultimate Guide To Drying Up Your Breast Milk Supply
Can I Use Breastfeeding As Birth Control?
Can I Use Breastfeeding As Birth Control?
Thrush While Breastfeeding: What You Need To Know
Is Breastfeeding With Thrush Dangerous?
The Sure Signs Your Breast Milk Is Coming In
The Sure Signs Your Breast Milk Is Coming In
Why Does Breast Milk Change Color? What You Need To Know
Why Does Breast Milk Change Color? What You Need To Know
Sweet Dreams: How To Breastfeed Your Baby At Night
The Basics Of Breastfeeding At Night
Dealing With Post-Weaning Depression: Causes & Tips to Cope
Dealing With Post-Weaning Depression: Causes & Tips to Cope
Caffeine and Breastfeeding: What You Need To Know
Caffeine and Breastfeeding: What You Need To Know
Double The Trouble: The Ultimate Guide To Sleep Training Twins
Getting Your Twins to Sleep Through the Night
Slow Let-Down? 14 Tips To Solve This Common Breastfeeding Issue
Slow Let-Down? 14 Tips To Solve This Common Breastfeeding Issue
Breastfeeding While Smoking — Does It Affect Your Baby?
Smoking and Breastfeeding: Myths, Facts, and Solutions
Smoking Weed While Breastfeeding -- Will Doobies Hurt Your Boobies?
Smoking Weed While Breastfeeding -- Will Doobies Hurt Your Boobies?
Breastfeeding When You're Sick — Safe Cures For You and Baby
Breastfeeding When You're Sick — Safe Cures For You and Baby
How Much Should A Newborn Eat? Are You Feeding Baby Enough?
How Much Should A Newborn Eat? Are You Feeding Baby Enough?
Pumping vs. Breastfeeding: Pros and Cons All Moms Should Know
Breastfeeding or Pumping -- Which Method is Best?
How To Introduce Juice To Your Baby (Ultimate Guide)
Is Your Baby Ready To Try Juice?
Itchy Breasts During Breastfeeding: Tips to Beat the Itch from a IBCLC
Uncoding the Insane Itchiness of Breasts While Nursing
Co-Sleeping vs. Bed-Sharing: Which Is Better for Baby?
Co-Sleeping vs. Bed-Sharing: Which Is Better for Baby?
The Ultimate Guide to Soothing Baby Colic
How to Cope When Your Baby Has Colic
The Ultimate Guide to Baby Teething
Sink Your Teeth Into This Ultimate Baby Teething Guide
Sippy Cup Weaning 101: How to Ditch the Sippy Cups
Sippy Cup Weaning 101: How to Ditch the Sippy Cups
7 Easy Steps to Weaning Your Child Off the Pacifier
7 Simple Steps to a Pacifier-Free Child
How Does a Pacifier Affect Breastfeeding?
Can Pacifiers and Breastfeeding Peacefully Coexist?
How to Breastfeed Your Baby in Public With No Shame
How to Breastfeed Your Baby in Public With No Shame
How to Clean and Sterilize Pacifiers (5 Simple Steps)
How to Clean and Sterilize Pacifiers (5 Simple Steps)
How to Transition from a Bottle to a Sippy Cup
Switch from Bottle to Sippy Cup in a Few Easy Steps
How to Introduce a Sippy Cup to a Breastfed Baby
How to Introduce a Sippy Cup to a Breastfed Baby
Pump or Sleep? Do I Need to Pump at Night to Maintain Supply?
Is It Necessary to Breast Pump at Night?
When to Switch Nipple Sizes on Your Baby’s Bottles
Switching Nipple Sizes on Baby’s Bottles
Stop Bottle Feeding: The When, Why, & How
How to Stop Bottle Feeding Your Baby
Glass Bottles vs Plastic Bottles: Which Are Better For Your Baby?
Glass vs Plastic vs Stainless Baby Bottles: The Pros and Cons of Each
Baby Constipation How Long Can My Baby Go Without Pooping?
Baby Constipation How Long Can My Baby Go Without Pooping?
The Ultimate Guide to Pumping While Traveling
The Ultimate Guide to Pumping While Traveling
How to Get a Free Breast Pump Through Insurance (5 Simple Steps)
5 Simple Steps to Get a Free Breast Pump Through Insurance
The Ultimate Guide to Survive Breast Pumping at Work [Free Schedule]
The Ultimate Guide to Survive Breast Pumping at Work [Free Schedule]
How to Tell If Your Breast Milk Has Gone Bad
Has Your Breast Milk Gone Bad?
How to Use Breast Pads Properly (Step by Step Guide)
How to Use Breast Pads Properly (Step by Step Guide)
Weaning Without Tears: How to Stop Breastfeeding a Toddler
A Step by Step Guide to Weaning Your Toddler
Pumping On the Go: How to Pump in Public (Moms Survival Guide)
8 Steps to Successfully Pumping in Public
How to Bottle Feed Your Breastfed Baby - The Ultimate Guide
25 Tips For Bottle Feeding Your Breastfed Baby
How to Safely Sterilize Baby Bottles (7 Methods)
7 Methods to Safely Sterilize Baby Bottles
How to Use a Boppy Pillow for Breastfeeding, Tummy Time & More
How to Use a Boppy Pillow for Breastfeeding, Tummy Time & More
How to Warm Baby Bottles: 4 Quick & Safe Methods
How to Warm Baby Bottles: 4 Quick & Safe Methods
How to Wean When You’re Exclusively Pumping In 7 Steps
How to Wean When You’re Exclusively Pumping
How To Increase Your Milk Supply Without Losing Your Mind (25 Ways)
How To Increase Your Milk Supply Without Losing Your Mind (25 Ways)
33 Steps To Pumping Success: How To Pump More Milk
How To Pump More Milk: The Ultimate Guide
Manual vs Electric Breast Pump - Which Are Better?
Manual vs Electric Breast Pumps – Which Are Better?
When Do Babies Start Holding Their Own Bottle?
When Do Babies Start Holding Their Own Bottle?