Nancy's Talks
      Dallas, TX
      August 10, 2015
      Livonia, MI
      October 23, 2015
     Santa Rosa, CA
     November 5, 2015

“Best speaker I’ve heard in a long time. Nancy is expert and wise & has an incredibly broad & deep fund of knowledge.”

“[Nancy] is gifted…great speaking voice and a talent for getting the information across in an understandable way—evidence-based and interesting.”

“Wonderful! Made a difficult topic very simple to understand.”

“An extremely good presentation with excellent research, thought-provoking, up-to-date, practical.”

“Just went to a three-day conference. This two-hour talk was as valuable.”

“Really good use of applied research.”

“Nancy speaks in a manner easy to understand--very down to earth & knowledgeable. Great information.”

“This is the BEST talk I’ve ever heard on the subject—very practical!!”

Books by Nancy

  • Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple
    by Nancy Mohrbacher

    Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple takes the mystery out of milk production and pumping. Written by an international breastfeeding expert, it puts you in control of your own experience with straightforward explanations of how milk is made and what you can do to reach your own best level. Whether your maternity leave is long, short, or in between, it includes what you need to know every step of the way. New concepts such as “The Magic Number” explain how to tailor your daily routine to your body’s response. It also includes pumping strategies that can increase your milk yields by nearly 50%. Tips from employed mothers provide the wisdom of hindsight. No matter what your work setting or whether you stay close to home or travel regularly, this book provides the essentials you need to reach your personal breastfeeding goals.  

  • Breastfeeding Solutions: Quick Tips for the Most Common Nursing Challenges
    by Nancy Mohrbacher IBCLC FILCA

    Even mothers who are highly motivated to breastfeed may begin to question their good intentions when faced with obstacles like pain, worries about milk production, and difficulty pumping. In situations like these, is weaning the best answer? Or are there simple ways mothers can overcome these challenges and meet their breastfeeding goals?

    Breastfeeding Solutions is the perfect resource for any new mother who wants quick, practical solutions to common breastfeeding problems. This fast read includes illustrations, tables and charts, and other visual aids to make it easy to quickly find answers without wading through hundreds of pages of text. Breastfeeding is one of the best things a mother can do. This tiny troubleshooting guide helps mothers overcome their hurdles so they can cherish this special time with their child.

  • Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple: A Pocket Guide for Helping Mothers
    by Nancy Mohrbacher

    Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple: A Pocket Guide for Helping Mothers is the latest must-have reference for those who help breastfeeding families. How does this pocket guide compare to its larger cousin, Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple (BAMS)? Both contain the basic information and strategies you need to help mothers with a vast array of common and unusual breastfeeding challenges. But to make this companion volume portable enough to keep on hand while working with families, what's been removed are the thousands of research citations and often lengthy explanations for its strategies. Written for all levels of expertise, from beginners to advanced practitioners, BAMS Pocket Guide is an ideal resource for hospitals, clinics, medical practices, public-health offices, breastfeeding peer counselors, and mother-support groups. This up-to-date resource provides the information you need to empower mothers to meet their breastfeeding goals.

  • Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple: A Guide for Helping Mothers
    by Nancy Mohrbacher

    "Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple is the most useful general breastfeeding reference I have encountered.  I recommend it to anyone who works with breastfeeding mothers."  --Journal of Human Lactation, December 2010

    This up-to-date, research-based counseling guide was written for all levels of expertise--from beginner to advanced practitioner--and for those working with breastfeeding mothers in all settings: hospital, clinic, private practice, public health, and mother-to-mother.  Its two-column format makes finding information easy when helping mothers by phone and its hardcover binding lays flat when open.  Topics include the common and the rare and its practical strategies incorporate both the classic and cutting-edge studies that should inform our practice.  New areas covered include: breastfeeding after gastric by-pass surgery, torticollis, baby-led solids, gigantomastia, laid-back breastfeeding, breastfeeding with a history of childhood sexual abuse, MRSA, Group B strep, and much, much more.

    "At last! A definitive, evidence-based reference that reflects the research and new insights of the last decade and the profound paradigm shifts that are just beginning to rumble through the lactation world. In clear, straightforward language, Mohrbacher shows us how our better understanding of mother-baby interactions, hard-wired instincts and right-brained learning can radically simplify how we support and empower families. Always pragmatic, she links our improved understanding of lactation physiology and breastfeeding dynamics to practical strategies and techniques for addressing both ordinary issues and extraordinary challenges. Most importantly, she consistently reminds us that the tools we choose must be consistent with our real goals: that breastfeeding is about a lot more than milk; it’s about the deep connection between mother and baby."

    --Christina Smillie, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, FABM, co-creator of the DVD Baby-Led Breastfeeding: The Mother-Baby Dance

    "Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple is the indispensable guide for anyone who assists nursing mothers.  Nancy Mohrbacher combs the scientific and medical literature for the latest research-based interventions, and makes them accessible without oversimplifying.  No breastfeeding helper should be without this book."

    --Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC, editor, Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants

  • Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers
    by Nancy Mohrbacher IBCLC FILCA, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett PhD IBCLC

    "The one book that saved my life was Breastfeeding Made Simple — the most phenomenal breastfeeding book ever." --Actress Jenna Elfman, December 2010 interview

    The second edition of this popular book for parents contains updated information that makes breastfeeding even easier.  Like the first edition, it focuses on the "seven natural laws of breastfeeding" that take the mystery out of how breastfeeding works. 

    In this new edition, Law #1 now reads "Babies and Mothers Are Hardwired to Breastfeed" and intriguing new information is included on how mothers--like babies--may possess instincts they can tap into to simplify breastfeeding.  Find out how laid-back positions use gravity to help rather than hinder breastfeeding and can make the early weeks more enjoyable.  This essential guide to breastfeeding is a comprehensive resource every expectant and new mother should own.

  • The Breastfeeding Answer Book: Pocket Guide Edition
    by Nancy Mohrbacher

    2004. This book has been replaced by the updated 2012 Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple: A Pocket Guide for Helping Mothers.

  • The Breastfeeding Answer Book
    by Nancy Mohrbacher, Julie Stock

    2003. Now out of date, this research-based counseling guide was used for decades by lactation consultants, the medical community, public health, and those who provide mother-to-mother breastfeeding help.  Its three editions have sold more than 130,000 copies worldwide and it has been translated into Spanish, French, Dutch, and German.