Work with Me


What can I help YOU with?

  • Editing health and lactation-related presentations and websites.
  • Writing and/or editing health and lactation-related articles for websites, blogs, brochures, leaflets, magazines, journals, etc.
  • Creating personalized and editable PowerPoint presentations for breastfeeding classes – topics include (but not limited to): Getting Breastfeeding Off to a Good Start, Starting Solids & Weaning, Breastfeeding Multiples and Going Back to Work.
  • Consulting on lactation specialist training programs and peer support training programs including development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Speaking at conferences and training seminars on health and lactation-related topics.
  • Collaboration on public health and lactation-related projects and initiatives.

What are my qualifications? 

Tamara Drenttel Brand
MA, MPH, IBCLC

I have a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration on Health Promotion & Community Health and a second Master of Art degree focusing on Gender and Society in the Middle East. I am also an accredited International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

I have a special interest in:

  • Managing lactation and maternal chronic diseases
  • Providing culturally-sensitive care among diverse populations
  • Creating and facilitating breastfeeding-related social media networks
  • Developing and evaluating breastfeeding peer support training programs
  • Mentoring aspiring lactation professionals

I have published a range of articles in scholarly journals, magazines, blogs, and websites and have served as an editor and contributing editor for both academic and lactation-related journals. In addition, I have presented evidence-based research and lactation-related topics at dozens of academic and lactation conferences around the world – both online and in-person.

I have been living across the globe for a decade, and I am adaptable, flexible, capable and comfortable working with diverse populations across a variety of settings.

Click here for my current Curriculum Vitae (CV) for more details and specifics.


Educational Background

  • Accredited International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
  • Certified Clinical Lactation Manager
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, concentrating on Health Promotion and Community Health
  • Master of Arts (MA) degree in Near Eastern Studies, focusing on Gender and Society with a minor in Medical Anthropology.
  • Dual Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Women’s Studies and Political Science, with minors in English (writing) and Middle Eastern Studies.

Don’t be shy! Tell me how I CAN help you and let’s work together. 

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