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

Best Foods to Promote Lactation in Breastfeeding Moms

Mother smiling at her baby in carrier while making breakfast

Calorie Intake Guide for Breastfeeding Mothers

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

Understanding Clicking Noises During Nursing Sessions

Smiling mother showing the groceries to her baby while carrying him

Nutrition Guide for New Moms on Breastfeeding Diet

Blonde mother hand expressing milk to her baby

Discover the Secrets of Hand Expression of Milk

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

Essential Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

Mother in pink breastfeeding her baby on the couch

Determining the Length of Your Breastfeeding Sessions

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

How Your Body Changes After You Stop Breastfeeding

Mother in white holding and kissing her baby in white bed

Essential Guide to Easing Pain from Breastfeeding

Beautiful blonde mom breastfeeding her baby while laying on her side

Easing Breastfeeding Struggles With Flat Nipples

New parents breastfeeding baby in bed

Essential Tips for Mothers Considering Relactation

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

Breast Implants and Breastfeeding Guide

Mom drinking water in kitchen while carrying baby in her arm

Stay Hydrated During Breastfeeding: Your Guide

Used breast pump and collector bottles

Breast Pump Disposal Guide for Environmentally Conscious Moms

Breast pump and baby bottles laying on the sink counter

Breast Pump Maintenance: Cleaning and Sterilizing Parts

Woman sitting on the toilet while looking at a pregnancy test

Post-Sex Implantation Time: What to Expect

Baby breastfeeds while mom sleeps

Causes and Solutions for Blood in Breastmilk

Mom breastfeeding newborn in a hospital bed

Breastfeeding Challenges No Breast Milk After Birth

Mom wearing her baby in a carrier while chopping fruits

Boosting Your Vitamin C Intake While Breastfeeding

Breast pump sitting on the windowsill

Breast Milk Shelf Life and Storage Practices

Mother comforting her crying baby

Overcoming Challenges of Nursing a Fussy Baby

Baby given a belly massage

Natural Remedies to Help a Gassy Baby

Mom carrying her crying baby

Dealing With a Fussy Baby After Eating: Steps to Take

Mother breastfeeding on the sofa

Managing Weight While Breastfeeding Tips

Baby carried on mom's shoulder

Expert Insights on Baby Reflux and Its Management

Close up of breastfeeding baby

Healing Cracked Nipples During Nursing

Woman breastfeeding on the bed

Breastfeeding and Ovulation: Recognizing Fertility Signals

Mother breastfeeding her baby

The Role of Lactation Consultants in Breastfeeding Assistance

Smiling baby breastfeeding

A Guide to Cluster Feeding Your Newborn Baby

Packs of frozen breast milk in the freezer

Breast Milk Reheating: Keeping Nutrients Intact

Mother with mastitis breastfeeding her baby

A Comprehensive Guide to Mastitis and Breastfeeding

Mother breasfeeding her toddler

Efficient Techniques to Dry Up Breast Milk

Mother breastfeeding her baby on the sofa

Breastfeeding-Friendly Birth Control: What You Need to Know

Mom breastfeeding with thrush

Tips to Prevent and Manage Thrush While Nursing

Mom breastfeeding on the sofa

Essential Signs That Show Your Breastmilk Is Arriving

Bottle of pumped breastmilk with a light white color

The Science Behind Breast Milk Color Variations

Mother breastfeeding her baby at night

Efficient Night Breastfeeding Practices for Modern Moms

Mom breastfeeding while drinking coffee at coffee shop

Impact of Caffeine on Breast Milk and Infant Health

Twins sleeping together in a crib

Sleep Training Twins Made Simple and Stress-Free

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

Overcoming Slow Let Down Reflex Challenges

Mother breastfeeding her newborn baby

Protect Your Baby: Stop Smoking During Breastfeeding

Mother breastfeeding her baby

Infant Health and Maternal Cannabis Use During Breastfeeding

Mother breastfeeding baby while sick with a cold

Overcoming Cold Symptoms While Breastfeeding Safely

Mother breastfeeding newborn baby

Meeting Your Newborn's Nutritional Needs: How Much to Feed

Mother breastfeeding her baby

Choosing the Best Option: Pumping or Breastfeeding

Baby drinking juice from a sippy cup

How to Offer Juice Safely to Your Baby: Preparation Tips

Mother breastfeeding her baby

Breastfeeding Itchy Breasts Causes and Remedies

Mom sleeping with baby on the bed

Making the Choice: Cosleeping, Bedsharing, or Roomsharing

Crying baby with colic

How to Recognize and Manage Baby Colic Effectively

Cute baby chewing on fingers while teething

Teething Troubles: How to Help Your Baby Through the Process

Weaning off the sippy cup

How to Stop Using Sippy Cups and Transition to Regular Cups

Weaning off the Pacifier

Parenting Tips for Ending Your Child's Pacifier Use

Baby sucking on pacifier waiting to breastfeed

The Science Behind Pacifiers and Their Effect on Breastfeeding

Mother breastfeeding in public at the park

Public Breastfeeding: Your Rights and Responsibilities

Baby sleeping while sucking on a pacifier

Sterilizing Pacifiers: A Guide for New Parents

Cute baby boy with sippy cup

Mastering the Shift From Bottles to Sippy Cups

Baby drinking from a sippy cup

Easing the Sippy Cup Transition for Breastfed Babies

Woman breastfeeding her baby at night

Pumping at Night Made Easy for Breastfeeding Mothers

Baby drinking from bottle nipple

Guide to Nipple Flow Switching for Your Baby

Baby holding a bottle

Encouraging Independence by Stopping Bottle Feeding

Mother feeding newborn daughter from a bottle

Pros and Cons of Glass and Plastic Baby Bottles

Constipated newborn baby crying

Baby Constipation Prevention and Treatment

Breast Pumping Mother and baby in airplane

Travel and Pump with Confidence and Ease

Free Spectra Breast Pump Through Insurance

How to Secure a Free Breast Pump Made Easy

Breast Pumping At Work

Creating a Comfortable Pumping Routine at the Office

Bottle of expressed breast milk on the counter

Breastmilk Gone Bad: How to Recognize the Signs

Woman Using Breast Pads

Guide to Using Nursing Pads Effectively and Safely

Woman Breastfeeding Her Toddler in the Park

Stopping Breastfeeding with Minimal Stress

Woman pumping her breasts with breast pump in public

Pumping in Public Made Easy and Comfortable

Father feeding bottled milk to breastfed baby girl

Navigating Bottle Feeding Challenges for Breastfed Infants

Father bottle feeding his son with a sterilized baby bottle

Sterilize Baby Bottles to Ensure Your Child's Health

Mother feeding her baby using a boppy pillow

Discover the Benefits of Using a Boppy Pillow for Babies

Baby drinking from a warmed milk bottle

Warm Baby Bottles for Happy and Healthy Babies

How To Stop Pumping Breastmilk

Achieve Smooth Skateboarding by Learning How to Stop Pumping

Woman breastfeeding frustrated with low milk supply

Boosting Low Milk Supply: Tips and Tricks for Nursing Mothers

Full bottles of expressed breast milk

Breastfeeding Tips to Increase Milk Output

Manual vs Electric Breast Pumps Comparison

Making the Choice: Manual Pumps or Electric Pumps

Baby Holding His Own Bottle

Boost Your Baby's Confidence by Teaching Bottle Holding