Lactation Support and the LGBTQI Community

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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.

Speaking schedule: upcoming and past presentations

Contact for a full curriculum and information on speaking topics


Recent Presentations:

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,


Recent Articles:

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]

When Two Women Share Parenting

Farrow A. When Two Women Share Parenting. Breastfeeding Today issue 23, May 2014

Advocacy and Support:

Blog – Language of Inclusion

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Embracing Diversity in Reproductive Health, Birth and Infant Feeding

Online (Facebook) support group for LGBTQI health providers, families, and allies.

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