Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, fell in love with breastfeeding when she breastfed her three sons, Carl, Peter, and Ben, who are now grown. She began helping breastfeeding families in 1982 as a volunteer. Nancy became board-certified as a lactation consultant in 1991 and from 1993 to 2003 she founded and maintained a large private lactation practice in the Chicago area. She spent eight years working as a lactation consultant at a major breasst-pump company and two years helping mothers by phone through a corporate lactation program.
Nancy is author of the books for breastfeeding specialists, Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple (BAMS) and its BAMS Pocket Guide Edition. She is co-author (with Julie Stock) of all three editions of The Breastfeeding Answer Book, a research-based counseling guide for lactation professionals, which has sold more than 130,000 copies worldwide. She is also co-author (with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett) of the popular book for parents, Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers. Her tiny troubleshooting guide for mothers, Breastfeeding Solutions, Quick Tips for the Most Common Nursing Challenges, was released in 2013 along with its companion Breastfeeding Solutions smartphone app, which is available on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon. Her 2014 book, Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple will be released on July 22 by Praeclarus Press. Nancy has written for many publications and speaks at events around the world.
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.