GOLD Speakers

USA

Jessica Altemara, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: 2024 Main Presentations
  • Country: USA
Biography:

Jessica has been invested in looking deeper into lasting outcomes for breastfeeding challenges for 18 years. "Medically complicated", herself, she has an appreciation for seeking answers for her favorite question: "Why?".

Her doula background added an appreciation for the importance of whole person, whole family approaches. She earned her IBCLC credential in 2009 and has a private practice in the Triangle area of North Carolina where she provides home visits and also works in a team to provide integrative care through the North Carolina Tongue Tie Center. In a culmination of her doula background and passion for supporting breastfeeding, Jessica worked with a team to develop Bridge for Breastfeeding, a program for those who wish to empower families with high quality prenatal preparation. Through these many collaborative efforts, Jessica is hopeful in seeing families more fully supported in all their postpartum needs. She also enjoys time with her husband and 4 children, ranging in age from 21 to 11, all of whom were breastfed, but none easily. In addition to being a dedicated Whovian, she also loves traveling, food adventures, and working toward equity in healthcare.