A nationally recognized expert on breastfeeding, Gina Ciagne, CLC, has been an active advocate for breastfeeding and women’s health for more than a decade. As a Certified Lactation Counselor and La Leche League International-trained breastfeeding peer counselor, she has worked with and provided advice and support to thousands of breastfeeding mothers around the world. A sought after speaker and media resource, Ms. Ciagne is a frequent contributor to major media outlets including The Huffington Post and Fit Pregnancy, and has appeared on The Bump, CNN, Fox News and many other radio and television news programs in the United States.
As Vice President of Global Healthcare Relations for Lansinoh, Ms. Ciagne oversees the company’s global outreach to and engagement with professional communities, including lactation counselors, nurses, doctors and major medical and women’s health centers. Ms. Ciagne has been involved in the new development of Lansinoh’s business in China as well as in continuing to enhance breastfeeding markets and outreach in North America, Latin America and Europe, particularly in UK, Germany and Turkey. Ms. Ciagne is also active as one of the key experts from Lansinoh who respond to inquiries from mom’s related to questions and concerns about breastfeeding through Lansinoh’s Facebook and Twitter channels and other social media platforms.
Prior to joining Lansinoh Laboratories, Ms. Ciagne worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she co-managed and played a key role in developing and implementing the Ad Council/DHHS National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign to educate women across the country about the health benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and children. At DHHS, Ms. Ciagne also worked closely with medical organizations within the community to form partnerships that aimed to support and facilitate national and community breastfeeding support initiatives.
She received her master degree in Public and Community Health at Trinity University and is the mother of two breastfed children.
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Planning your baby registry can seem a bit overwhelming. If you’re planning to breastfeed your baby, you may still want to add baby bottles to your list. How do you know what bottle is best for your baby? What should you know about the bottle size, style and the type of nipple? And what about all those baby bottle accessories?
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