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 Best Galactagogues: Everything You Need to Know About Lactogenic Foods
How Many Calories When Breastfeeding: Should You Keep Count?Say “Hello” to Good Calories: How Many Calories When Breastfeeding?
Click, Click, Click: Why You Might Hear That Noise When Baby NursesWhat’s Up With That Clicking Noise Your Baby Makes While Breastfeeding?
What Foods Should You Avoid While Breastfeeding?3 Foods to Avoid While Breastfeeding & 5 Foods That Are Actually Safe
Milk on Tap: Learn How to Hand Express Breast Milk (13 Simple Steps)How to Hand Express Breast Milk In 13 Simple Steps
The Best Breastfeeding Tips (60 Secrets for Breastfeeding Success)Our Top 60 Best Breastfeeding Tips for New Mothers
How Long Is a Breastfeeding Session?How Long Does It Take to Breastfeed and Other Common Questions Answered
Calling It Quits: What to Expect When Ending Breastfeeding5 Changes to Expect When You Stop Breastfeeding
10 Causes of Breastfeeding Pain & How to Treat Them10 Causes of Breastfeeding Pain & How to Treat Them
How to Breastfeed with Flat or Inverted NipplesBreastfeeding Tips for Flat or Inverted Nipples
Get Your Baby Back on the Breast With These Relactation TipsTips for Relactation: The Best News for Moms Who Want to Start Over
I’ve Had a Boob Job, Can I Still Breastfeed with Implants?Breastfeeding with Implants: Is It Possible?
Drink Up: Preventing Dehydration While BreastfeedingHow Much Water Should You Drink When Breastfeeding?
What to Do With Your Old Breast PumpHow to Dispose of an Old Breast Pump
Clean and Sterilize Breast Pump Parts: How It’s DoneHow to Clean and Sterilize Breast Pump Parts: Turn up the Heat
Pregnant or Not? How Long After Sex Is Implantation?Did Sperm + Egg = Baby? Implantation Timeframe Explained
Blood in Breast Milk: Should You Be Concerned?Reasons You Might See Blood in Breast Milk and What to Do
Why Don’t I Have Breast Milk After Delivery and What Can I Do?Baby Is Here, Your Milk Isn’t: What to Do About No Breast Milk After Delivery
Keep Eating the Fruit and Veg: Vitamin C and BreastfeedingGood for You, Good for Baby: Vitamin C and Breastfeeding
No More Waste: How Long Can Breast Milk Sit Out?How Long Can You Keep Breast Milk Before It Goes Bad?
Why Your Baby Might Fuss and Cry While BreastfeedingHow to Figure Out Fussing or Crying While Breastfeeding
Gassy Baby? Try These Techniques for ReliefGetting Relief: How to Respond to Infant Gas Problems
Uncomfortable Feedings: Why Does My Baby Cry After Meals?How to Help Your Baby Be More Comfortable After Feedings
Breastfeeding and Weight: Do You Gain or Lose?I Expected Weight Loss During Breastfeeding, What Happened?
Spit up 101! A How-To Guide for Baby RefluxWhy Is My Baby Spitting Up? Understanding Baby Reflux
Healing Cracked Nipples While BreastfeedingCracked and Bleeding Nipples While Breastfeeding (Causes & Remedies)
Understanding Your Breastfeeding Hormones & FertilityWill Breastfeeding Prevent Me From Getting Pregnant?
Everything You Need to Know About Lactation ConsultantsPerfect That Latch -- The Benefits of Lactation Consultants
How to Survive (and Enjoy!) Your Cluster Feeding NewbornEverything You Need to Know About Cluster Feeding Your Baby
What You Need To Know About Heating Breast MilkEverything You Need to Know About Heating Breast Milk
Your Ultimate Guide To Treating Mastitis While BreastfeedingHow To Deal with Mastitis When Breastfeeding
Your Ultimate Guide To Drying Up Your Breast MilkHow To Dry Up Your Breast Milk After Weaning
Can I Use Breastfeeding As Birth Control?Using Birth Control During Breastfeeding — Is It Effective?
What to Do If You Get Thrush While BreastfeedingThrush While Breastfeeding: What You Need To Know
How To Know When Your Breast Milk Is Coming InWhat Are The Signs Your Breast Milk Is Coming In?
What It Means When Your Breast Milk Changes ColorThe Rainbow Connection: Why Your Breast Milk Changes Color And What It Means
Your Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding at NightSweet Dreams: How To Breastfeed Your Baby At Night
The Connection Between Weaning Your Baby and DepressionHow To Deal With Post-Weaning Depression
Can I Have Caffeine While Breastfeeding?Your Ultimate Guide To Caffeine and Breastfeeding
Seeing Double: The Ultimate Guide To Sleep Training Your TwinsDouble The Trouble: The Ultimate Guide To Sleep Training Twins
How To Solve Slow Breastfeeding Let-DownSlow Let-Down? How To Solve This Breastfeeding Issue
Smoking While Breastfeeding — What You Need To KnowBreastfeeding While Smoking — Does It Affect Your Baby?
How Does Marijuana Affect Breastfeeding?If I Breastfeed And Smoke Weed Will It Hurt My Baby?
Cold Remedies You Can Take While BreastfeedingHow To Safely Treat A Cold When You're Breastfeeding
How Much Should My Newborn Eat?How Much Should a Newborn Eat? Are You Feeding Your Newborn Enough?
Pumping vs. Breastfeeding: Pros and Cons All Moms Should KnowWhat are the Differences Between Breastfeeding and Pumping?
How To Introduce Juice To Your Baby (Ultimate Guide)How to Let Your Baby Enjoy Juice Without Going Overboard
How to Deal with Itchy Breasts During BreastfeedingItchy Breasts During Breastfeeding: Tips to Beat the Itch from a IBCLC
Bed-Sharing or Getting a Crib — Which Should You Do?Co-Sleeping, Bed-Sharing, and Room-Sharing -- What’s Best for Baby?
How to Soothe Your Colicky Baby Without Losing Your MindThe Ultimate Guide to Soothing Baby Colic
Sink Your Teeth Into This Ultimate Baby Teething GuideThe Ultimate Guide to Baby Teething
Transitioning Your Toddler to a Regular CupTransitioning from Sippy Cup to Regular Cup
How to Wean Off the Pacifier (7 Simple Steps)How to Wean Off Pacifiers (7 Simple Steps)
How Do Pacifiers Affect Breastfeeding?Can Breastfed Babies Use Pacifiers? (What You Must Know)
How to Breastfeed Your Baby in Public (With No Shame)How to Breastfeed Your Baby in Public (With No Shame)
How to Keep That Binky Clean, Not StinkyHow to Sterilize Pacifiers (5 Simple Steps)
How to Transition from Bottle to Sippy CupHow to Transition from a Bottle to a Sippy Cup (9 Easy Steps)
How to Introduce a Sippy Cup to a Breastfed Baby (5 Easy Steps)How to Help Your Baby Switch from Breast to Sippy Cup
Pump or Sleep? Do I Need to Pump at Night to Maintain Supply?Should You Pump At Night to Maintain Supply?
When to Switch Nipple Sizes on Your Baby’s BottlesSwitching Nipple Sizes on Baby’s Bottles (Ultimate Guide)
How to Stop Bottle Feeding Your BabyHow to Stop Bottle Feeding (The When, Why, & How)
Glass vs Plastic vs Stainless Baby BottlesGlass Bottles vs Plastic Bottles (Which Are Better For Your Baby?)
How Long Can My Baby Go Without Pooping?How Long Can Baby Go Without Pooping?
How to Pump While Traveling (Your Ultimate Guide)How to Travel with Breast Milk
How to Get a Free Breast Pump Through InsuranceHow to Get a Free Breast Pump Through Insurance (5 Simple Steps)
The Ultimate Guide to Survive Breast Pumping at WorkThe Ultimate Guide to Survive Breast Pumping at Work
Has Your Breast Milk Gone Bad? (3 Things You Can Check)How to Tell if Your Breast Milk’s Gone Bad
How to Use Nursing PadsHow to Use Breast Pads Properly (Step by Step Guide)
How to Wean a Toddler (Weaning Without Tears)How to Wean a Toddler (6 Steps to Stop Breastfeeding)
Pumping On the Go (How to Breast Pump in Public)Pumping On the Go: How to Breast Pump in Public (Survival Guide)
How to Bottle Feed Your Breastfed Baby - The Ultimate GuideHow to Bottle Feed Your Breastfed Baby
How to Sterilize Baby Bottles (7 Easy Methods)How to Sterilize Baby Bottles (7 Safe Methods)
How to Use a Boppy Pillow (5 Creative Uses)How to Use a Boppy Pillow (Step-by-Step Guide)
How to Warm Baby Bottles (Quick & Easy Methods)How to Warm Baby Bottles (4 Safe Methods)
How to Stop Breast Pumping (7 Simple Steps)How to Wean off Pumping (7 Steps to Follow)
25 Tips to Increase Your Low Milk SupplyIncrease Your Low Milk Supply With These 25 Simple Tips
33 Steps To Pumping Success: How To Pump More MilkHow To Pump More Milk: The Ultimate Guide
Manual vs Electric Breast PumpsManual vs Electric Breast Pump (Which Is Best for You?)
When Do Babies Hold Their Own Bottle? (+ Tips to Help)Is Your Baby Ready to Hold Their Own Bottle?