Alice Farrow is a writer, speaker and infant feeding advocate with expertise in lactation support and the LGBTQI community and health inequities. A member of the LGBTQI community, parent, and breastfeeding peer-counselor, Alice has worked extensively with breastfeeding support organisations and professionals, providing education on the specific lactation support needs of, and the barriers faced by LGBTQI parents and families, and the barriers experienced by LGBTQI health providers and lactation support professionals in the field.
Alice participated in the 2014 Lactation Summit – Barriers to the Lactation Profession – speaking on LGBTQI issues worldwide and published a groundbreaking article “Lactation Support and the LGBTQI community” [JHL online first] as part of the Journal of Human Lactation’s upcoming “Equity issue”, writes regularly for the “Language of Inclusion” blog and runs on online support network for LGBTQI health professionals and allies “Embracing Diversity in Reproductive Health, Birth and Infant Feeding”.
Alice is currently an undergraduate student with the Open University (UK) completing a bachelor of science with a focus on public health promotion and developing practice.
2014 Lactation Summit – Addressing Inequities within the Lactation Consultant Profession
Hosted by ILCA, IBLCE and LEAARC -Sunday, 27 July 2014 — Phoenix, Arizona
Participated in the Russia and Europe panel, and spoke on the LGBTQI community worldwide.
“Building Your Network” Use of the Word “Partner” in the 2010 edition of the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
La Leche League Italy, Leader Conference,
Lactation Support and the LGBTQI Community
Farrow A. Lactation Support and the LGBTQI Community. J Hum Lact. 2014 Oct 24. pii: 0890334414554928. [Epub ahead of print] http://jhl.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/10/19/0890334414554928.extract
When Two Women Share Parenting
Farrow A. When Two Women Share Parenting. Breastfeeding Today issue 23, May 2014 http://tinyurl.com/q5w6r5y
Advocacy and Support:
Blog – Language of Inclusion http://languageofinclusion.com/
Embracing Diversity in Reproductive Health, Birth and Infant Feeding
Online (Facebook) support group for LGBTQI health providers, families, and allies.