Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, fell in love with breastfeeding while nursing her three sons, Carl, Peter, and Ben, who are now grown. In 1982, before the lactation profession existed, she began working as a volunteer mother-support counselor and found her passion: helping women meet their breastfeeding goals.
Board-certified as a lactation consultant in 1991, from 1993 to 2003 she started and grew a large private lactation practice in the Chicago area, where she saw thousands of families. Since then, she's worked for a major breast-pump company and a national corporate lactation program. Currently, she speaks at events around the world and contracts with hospitals to help improve breastfeeding practices. Her mission is to simplify life for new mothers, many of whom--without realizing it--make breastfeeding more complicated than it needs to be.
To accomplish her mission, Nancy develops innovative breastfeeding education and tools. Her textbooks for breastfeeding specialists, Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple (BAMS) and its BAMS Pocket Guide Edition, are used worldwide. She co-authored (with Julie Stock) all three editions of The Breastfeeding Answer Book, a research-based counseling guide that sold more than 130,000 copies internationally.
Her books for parents include Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers, which she co-authored with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple, and her tiny troubleshooting guide Breastfeeding Solutions: Quick Tips for the Most Common Nursing Challenges. Its companion Breastfeeding Solutions app has more than 30,000 downloads and is available on the App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore.
In 2008 the International Lactation Consultant Association officially recognized Nancy’s contributions to the field of breastfeeding by awarding her the designation FILCA, Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association. Nancy was one of the first group of 16 to be recognized for their lifetime achievements in breastfeeding.