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Mary Miller MA, IBCLC, RLC, CPD

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Mary Miller, MA, IBCLC, RLC, CPD has been working in the field of public health and human services for over 20 years. She has extensive experience overseeing programs serving people with disabilities and mental health diagnoses. For nearly 10 years she’s been a certified perinatal doula offering birth and postpartum support, and currently teaches lactation courses for doulas with the Buffalo Doula Collective in Western, NY. In 2017, Mary opened WNY Orofacial & Breastfeeding Support Center, a specialty lactation private practice in East Aurora, NY, where she regularly mentors apprentices seeking IBCLC certification. Mary received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Rhode Island, dividing her focus between documentary filmmaking and interpersonal communications. In 2018, she received her Master of Arts in Health and Wellness with a concentration in Lactation Studies from Union Institute & University. She is currently completing dissertation research in Union’s PhD program in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Public Policy & Social Change concentration where she is studying the health policy implications of undiagnosed orofacial dysfunctions in infants and children. She is delighted to also be on Union Institute & University faculty teaching in the Bachelor of Science Maternal Child Health: Human Lactation program.

Mary is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a Certified Perinatal Doula (CPD), and memberships with the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA), the International Consortium of Oral Ankyulofrenula Professionals (ICAP), International Association of Tongue-Tie Practitioners (IATP), and the American Laser Study Club (ALSC). She lives in Buffalo, New York, with her two breastfed children and a handful of rescued feral kittens.