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 for Lactation — What Every New Mom Should Know

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

Understanding the Clicking Sound During Breastfeeding

Smiling mother showing the groceries to her baby while carrying him

Decoding the Myths: Foods to Avoid While Breastfeeding

Blonde mother hand expressing milk to her baby

Trouble with Milk Supply? Learn How to Hand Express Breast 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

Maximizing Each Breastfeeding Session: How Long Should It Last?

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

Anticipating Changes: What Happens When You Stop Breastfeeding?

Beautiful blonde mom breastfeeding her baby while laying on her side

Breastfeeding with Flat or Inverted Nipples: Dispelling Misconceptions

New parents breastfeeding baby in bed

Relactation: A Medical Guide for Adoptive Mothers and Beyond

Mom drinking water in kitchen while carrying baby in her arm

Breastfeeding and Hydration: How Much Water is Enough?

Used breast pump and collector bottles

Breast Pump: What To Do When You're Done With It?

Breast pump and baby bottles laying on the sink counter

Cleaning and Sterilizing Breast Pump Parts: An Essential Routine

Woman sitting on the toilet while looking at a pregnancy test

When Does Implantation Occur After Intercourse?

Baby breastfeeds while mom sleeps

Blood in Breastmilk: Understanding the Causes and Effects

Mom breastfeeding newborn in a hospital bed

Insufficient Breast Milk After Birth: A Common Concern

Mom wearing her baby in a carrier while chopping fruits

Breastfeeding and Vitamin C: What's the Safe Limit?

Breast pump sitting on the windowsill

Breast Milk: How Long Can It Sit Out Before It's Not Safe?

Mother comforting her crying baby

Is Your Baby Fussy or Crying While Breastfeeding?

Baby given a belly massage

Does Your Baby Have Gas? Here's How to Tell

Mom carrying her crying baby

Unveiling Reasons for Baby Crying After Feeding

Mother breastfeeding on the sofa

Breaking Down the Myths: Weight Loss and Breastfeeding

Baby carried on mom's shoulder

Baby Reflux: What New Parents Need to Know?

Close up of breastfeeding baby

Cracked Nipples While Breastfeeding: How to Overcome the Pain

Mother breastfeeding her baby

Journey of Breastfeeding — How Can Lactation Consultants Help?

Packs of frozen breast milk in the freezer

Essential Guidelines for Reheating Breast Milk: What You Need to Know

Mother with mastitis breastfeeding her baby

Breastfeeding and Mastitis: What Every Mother Should Know

Mother breasfeeding her toddler

Breast Milk Drying: What Helps and What Hinders the Process?

Mom breastfeeding with thrush

Thrush and Breastfeeding: How to Prevent and Treat This Infection

Mom breastfeeding on the sofa

Breastmilk Coming In: Signs and Symptoms to Be Aware Of

Bottle of pumped breastmilk with a light white color

Understanding the Phenomenon of Changing Breast Milk Colors

Mother breastfeeding her baby at night

Breastfeeding at Night? Tips to Get More Sleep

Twins sleeping together in a crib

Discover the Art of Sleep Training Your Twins

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

Is Your Baby Getting Enough? — The Slow Let-Down Reflex

Mother breastfeeding her newborn baby

Smoking and Breastfeeding: A Dangerous Combination for Babies

Mother breastfeeding her baby

Decoding the Risks: Smoking Weed While Breastfeeding

Mother breastfeeding her baby

Understanding the Differences: Pumping vs Breastfeeding

Baby drinking juice from a sippy cup

Juice for Babies — How to Introduce It and What to Avoid

Mother breastfeeding her baby

Comfort and Care: Dealing with Itchy Breasts During Breastfeeding

Mom sleeping with baby on the bed

Cosleeping, Bedsharing, Roomsharing: Ensuring Baby's Safety

Crying baby with colic

Struggling with Baby Colic? Here's What You Need to Know

Cute baby chewing on fingers while teething

Baby Teething: From Symptoms to Soothing — A Complete Guide

Weaning off the sippy cup

Stop Using Sippy Cups: Guide to Transitioning Your Toddler

Weaning off the Pacifier

Making the Break: How to Stop Using a Pacifier

Mother breastfeeding in public at the park

Making Nursing in Public Work for You: Expert Advice

Woman breastfeeding her baby at night

Should You Pump at Night? An Insight into Breastfeeding

Baby drinking from bottle nipple

Understanding Nipple Flow: When to Make the Switch

Baby holding a bottle

The Emotional Journey of Stopping Bottle Feeding: A Guide for Moms

Constipated newborn baby crying

Taking Action Against Baby Constipation: A Comprehensive Guide

Bottle of expressed breast milk on the counter

Bad Breastmilk? — Learn How to Tell the Difference

Woman Using Breast Pads

Understanding the Correct Way to Use Nursing Pads

Woman Breastfeeding Her Toddler in the Park

How to Stop Breastfeeding: A Journey from Infancy to Toddlerhood

Woman pumping her breasts with breast pump in public

Public Spaces and Pumping: A Guide on How to Pump in Public

Father feeding bottled milk to breastfed baby girl

Bottle Feeding and Breastfeeding: Can They Coexist?

Father bottle feeding his son with a sterilized baby bottle

Baby Bottle Sterilization: How It Shields Your Infant from Germs

Mother feeding her baby using a boppy pillow

Unlocking Your Boppy's Potential: How to Use a Boppy

Baby drinking from a warmed milk bottle

Navigating the Process of Warming Baby Bottles - A Parent's Guide

Woman breastfeeding frustrated with low milk supply

How to Increase Low Milk Supply: Comprehensive Guide

Full bottles of expressed breast milk

Breastfeeding Success: Tips on How to Pump More Milk