written several policies and procedures to help accomplish positive breastfeeding experiences including the use of informal donor milk, late preterm feeding policy and
hypoglycemia policy. Brooke represented the state of Arizona at the United States
Breastfeeding Committee conference in Washington, D.C. in 2014. While there Brooke had
the opportunity to do some political activism by speaking to the senior advisor to Senator Jeff
Flake and giving Senator John McCain’s office printed information about three pieces of
breastfeeding legislation. Brooke has had the pleasure of speaking at several events about
lactation assistance in the hospital and how to coordinate care once home.
Marissa owns her own office-based private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is passionate about empowering families, facilitating professional and community opportunities for advocacy, and is addicted to continuing education and learning.
Renee has been a breastfeeding advocate for over 30 years and earned her IBCLC 20+ years ago. In addition to her RN-IBCLC background, she has extensive experience in mass communication, marketing, technical writing, and non-profit development. Renee has been or is currently a member, a volunteer, or an employee for various professional and community
organizations that focus not only lactation science and services, but also women, children, and family health and advocacy. Renee is the owner of Mindful Lactation, LLC based in Tucson, Arizona. Renee has served ABC in the past as the President (2002-2007) and as Communication Director (2007-2014).
What Drives Us
Our mission is to work collaboratively to increase rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration to improve the health of Arizona's families.