Hazelbaker Lactation Institute provides global and 24/7 access to education and comprehensive resources for lactation and healthcare professionals, practitioners, and advocates. We proudly collaborate with industry experts and organizations that share our vision to build strong families and communities via education.

World-Renowned Experts

Dr. Hazelbaker has been a therapist for over 30 years. She specializes in cross-disciplinary treatment and, to that end, has taken training in several modalities to assist her clients best. She is a certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Pre- and Perinatal Psychology Educator, a Rhythmic Movement practitioner, and an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. She maintains a private practice in Columbus, Ohio.

She earned her Master’s Degree from Pacific Oaks College (Human Development specializing in Human Lactation) and her doctorate from The Union Institute and University (Psychology, specializing in Energetic and Transformational Healing). She holds certifications through the Upledger Institute and The Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America. She has taken specialized courses from renowned craniosacral teachers, including Carol Gray and Dr. Cathy Holway. Read More About Dr. Hazelbaker

Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women's health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of two peer-reviewed journals: Clinical Lactation and Psychological Trauma. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology and a member of the APA's Publications and Communications Board. Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in women's health research, including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology. She has won many awards for her work and has served as author or editor of 38 books and hundreds of articles or chapters. Her most recent books include Depression in New Mothers, 3rd Edition (2017, Routledge UK) and Women's Mental Health Across the Lifespan (2017, Routledge US, with Lesia Ruglass).

Maxine Haller is an Occupational Therapist (OT) for thirty years now, and it has been an incredible journey. Helping people heal through OT still gives me the biggest buzz of my life. OT is an ever-expanding medical discipline. It has change, self-assessment, and creativity built into its DNA. Years of research on myself, my children, and my clients/patients led me to develop the Haller Method. The Haller Method has proven to be so effective that since 2014, I have lectured and trained the Method across the USA and internationally; including a 2017 presentation of my findings at a conference in Oxford, UK.

Liz Brooks is a private practice International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and licensed lawyer, with expertise in criminal, administrative, non-profit, ethics, and lactation-related law. Liz offers in-home lactation consultations, and bedside care and teaching in a large Baby-Friendly-designated hospital.  She has been a leader in organizations for IBCLCs, breastfeeding promotion, and non-profit human milk banking.  She authored the only textbook on legal and ethical issues for the IBCLC and writes on health care ethics, equity, and conflict-of-interest in several books, blogs, and peer-reviewed journals. She is a popular international conference speaker, offering practical tips with wit and wisdom for anyone who works with lactating and human milk-using families.

Marsha is a Registered Nurse and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. She has been assisting breastfeeding families in hospital, clinic, and home settings since 1976. Marsha is the executive director of the National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy. NABA is the US IBFAN organization that monitors the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. As such, she advocates for breastfeeding at the state and federal levels. She served as a vice president of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) from 1990-1994 and in 1999 as president of ILCA. She is a previous board member of the US Lactation Consultant Association, Baby-Friendly USA, and the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition. She serves as USLCA’s representative to the USDA’s Breastfeeding Promotion Consortium, NABA REAL’s representative to the US Breastfeeding Committee, Associate Editor of Clinical Lactation, and a board member of the Massachusetts Lactation Consultant Association. Marsha is an international speaker, and an author of numerous publications including ones on the hazards of infant formula use, Code issues in the US, and Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, 4th edition.

Melissa Cole is a board-certified lactation consultant, neonatal oral-motor assessment professional, and clinical herbalist in private practice. Melissa is passionate about providing comprehensive, holistic lactation support and improving the level of clinical lactation skills for health professionals. She enjoys researching and writing on lactation and health-related topics. Her bachelor’s degree is in maternal/child health and lactation and her master’s degree is in therapeutic herbalism. Before pursuing her current path, Melissa’s background was in education and cultural arts, which has served her well in her work as a lactation consultant and healthcare educator. She loves living, working, and playing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her 3 children.

Kate White is an award-winning prenatal and perinatal educator and an advanced bodyworker. She is trained in somatic therapies, prenatal and perinatal health, lactation, brain development, infant mental health, and has specialized in mother-baby dyad care using somatic prevention and trauma healing approaches for 20 years. She is a mother of two children, holds a BA and MA in Communication, a Registered Craniosacral Therapist in the Biodynamic Craniosacral method, and a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. Her work combines somatic therapy, birth preparation, recovery from difficult birth, breastfeeding support, trauma prevention and resolution, and brain development to help give families with babies and small children the best possible start. She founded the Department of Education for the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health in 2013 that she ran for six years. She currently runs a private practice and offers seminars and training as the Founder and Director for the Center for Prenatal and Perinatal Programs, ppncenter.com. In 2019, she founded the online school, Prenatal and Perinatal Healing Online, where she focuses on skills training in prenatal and perinatal somatic therapies for professionals.

Industry Partners

Praeclarus Press, LLC is a small press owned by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA, a health psychologist and board-certified lactation consultant. Dr. Kendall-Tackett has been an author and editor in women's health for more than 20 years. Praeclarus Press is dedicated to Women's Health with specialties in breastfeeding, trauma, and postpartum depression.

Book, Art & Resource Store

We at PanSophia Press, LLC, recognize that there are many ways of knowing and many ways to learn, and that is why we publish and disseminate education materials in many different forms. Dr. Alison Hazelbaker created PanSophia Press to fill in the gaps that currently exist with other publishers of health, wellness, and breastfeeding materials. Publishers tend to publish only conventional works. Here at PanSophia, we want to make available works and formats that delve into and present content and material that is unconventional, free-spirited, forward-thinking, and cutting edge.

We prefer to publish material about family health (both physical and psychological), pre- and perinatal psychology, breastfeeding and human lactation, bodywork and its impact on health and well-being, and on growth and development (any stage of life). If you have an idea or work you would like us to consider for publication, please contact us.

Aidan and Eva, LLC, manufactures and distributes the Hazelbaker™ FingerFeeder, designed by Dr. Hazelbaker in the early 1990s to help babies who are having sucking problems, are refusing the breast, or need some therapeutic help to get back to the breast. The Hazelbaker™ FingerFeeder is a specialty feeding device approved by the FDA.

Aidan and Eva carefully controls the distribution of this specialty feeding device to prevent improper use. If you are a health care professional who works with breastfeeding families, you may set-up a wholesale account by contacting our offices at 5115 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43235, USA, or by calling 614-451-1154.

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