GOLD Speakers

United States

Summer J. Friedmann, IBCLC, LLLL

  • Speaker Type: 2024 Interactive Sessions
  • Country: United States

After experiencing poor lactation care from an IBCLC with her first, Summer immediately knew she wanted to change her career path by becoming an IBCLC. She knew then that she could help make a difference and change it so that more families could have GREAT lactation care! That path started by Summer being "raised" by La Leche League, going to support groups and becoming an Accredited Leader and then sitting for her IBCLC Boards. After 5 years of LLL Leadership, She weaved her way into the clinical setting and spent 10 years as the hospital IBCLC giving GREAT care to postpartum families. In 2019, she moved onto her next chapter, left the hospital world, and now has been operating her full-time private practice helping local families in Kansas City and virtually helping families all over the world. Additionally, Summer has a YouTube channel which is her way of continuing community outreach in a relevant way for the fast-paced social world. She really loves creating videos that are short, bite-sized and easily digestable so that families can watch at any hour of the day, many tell her, even while breastfeeding and pumping!