Kathy Parkes

Barbara Ash

Professional Development Educator, RN, MNE, IBCLC, FILCA

Kathy Parkes has over 30 years of experience in lactation management and education.  She has been actively involved with breastfeeding coalitions at the local, state, and international levels.  Now a published author, her first book, “Perspectives in Lactation: Is Private Practice for Me?”, sold out the first printing in only 48 hours.  Kathy has worked in multiple lactation settings, including the hospital, private practice, education, home health care, and in the US-based Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program.  As a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator, Kathy specializes in lactation issues following a perinatal or post-natal loss, working with both families and birthing center staff during their times of grieving.