I recently received my PhD from the University of Maryland’s iSchool; my dissertation was titled Breastfeeding Without Nursing: The Lived Experiences of Exclusive Pumpers. While my background is in the law, following the birth of my daughter and successfully breastfeeding without nursing, I changed course and am committed to conducting research into the experiences of those who exclusively pump breast milk. You can follow along with my findings by joining my Facebook group. I am an ALPP Advanced Lactation Consultant and have done postpartum doula training and work. Click here if you are interested in the lactation services I offer. I also offer professional editing services, but am not taking any more clients until I complete my PhD.
I am originally from (the old) York in the north of England but moved to America in 2008. I have a wonderful wife and amazing daughter who provide me with constant support, encouragement, and inspiration. I enjoy crafting (predominantly knitting, needle felting, sewing, and anything involving my Cricut), am an ardent animal lover (counting bees, prairie dogs, and backyard hens among my animal menagerie), and am progressively failing to live up to the English stereotype of drinking lots of tea as I increasingly realize that coffee is life.