Who We Are
Amy Peterson, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, & Mindy Harmer, a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, are recognized infant feeding specialists. They have teamed together for 12 years bringing a broad perspective of infant feeding to parents and professionals. Their early collaboration resulted in the publication of Balancing Breast and Bottle. They educate professionals throughout North America about infant feeding. While working together, they honed their skills in the areas of: comprehensive infant and mother assessment, bottles as tools, successful communication with health care providers, and mothers’ learning styles.
They have a passion for sharing their expertise and strive to give practical information for immediate application. When speaking, they tailor their presentations to the needs of the conference and the attendees’ level of knowledge. Presentations are educational, entertaining, and enhanced with photo and video examples. They reside in Idaho and enjoy potato humor. Although Amy and Mindy believe the audience gains a more comprehensive understanding of infant feeding when they present together, they are occasionally available to speak independently.
Areas of expertise
Advocacy for Breastfeeding
Communication Skills for Breastfeeding Specialists
Anatomy and Physiology of Infant Feeding
Breastfeeding Dyad Assessment
Counseling Methods for Breastfeeding Specialists
Ethics of Breastfeeding Counseling/Practice
Humor and Breastfeeding
Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding
Latching Theory and Techniques
Supplementation of the Breastfeeding Infant
WIC Counseling Methods
Working and Breastfeeding