Allison Laverty Montag
Allison Laverty Montag is an IBCLC and works for WIC as a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. She is President-Elect of The Wisconsin Association of Lactation Consultants (WALC) and an instructor for “The Milk Mob” a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the expansion of breastfeeding education for a broad range of health professionals who work with breastfeeding mothers and babies. Through her personal experience of breastfeeding and navigating the healthcare system as well as witnessing the frustrations families experience with conflicting breastfeeding advice they receive, Allison discovered the drive to help educate and provide consistent, correct information and bring people together to support families on their breastfeeding journey. Allison lives in Wisconsin with her husband, four homeschooled young people and a menagerie of cats, chickens and goats.
Episodes for this expert
Teen mothers may face many challenges while caring for their babies, and as a result, most do not continue to breastfeed their babies after they leave the hospital. Today we’ll talk with a young mom who is trying to change those statistics. What common concerns do most teens have about breastfeeding? And how can we help encourage them to make an educated choice on what’s best for them and their new baby?