Julie Lothamer

Dietitian/ Lactation Consultant

Julie received both her Bachelors of Science in Dietetics and Masters of Science in Family and Community Service from Michigan State University. She became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2002. Over her 20 year career with the Women, Infant and Children Supplemental Food Program (WIC), she has worked in multiple roles from local agency WIC nutritionist and breastfeeding coordinator to her current position as Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator at the State of Michigan WIC division. In this role, she manages the USDA peer grant which provides funds to 44 WIC agencies. As well as coordinates educational opportunities for Peers and WIC staff in the area of breastfeeding. In her free time, Julie enjoys watching her teenagers play sports, spending time with family and friends, running and reading.

Additional Experts

Erin Harris

Erin never expected to become a toddler nursing mom. Her first breastfeeding goal was 6 months, and then a year, and they just kept going through another pregnancy, tandem nursing, and finally, gently weaning at 4 1/2 years. Her daughter loved the boob, and Erin found it to be one of her best parenting tools; however, the longer she nursed, the more isolated she felt from others who had weaned long before. And when things got tough with sleep, biting, regressions, and other toddler nursing issues, she had a hard time finding advice on what to do (besides, “just wean”).

Michele Kazmier


Amy Kessler

Cloth Diaper Educator

Jackie Hiner


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Cora Jenson

Surrogacy Advocate