Ellen Chetwynd, PhD

Lactation Consultant, Researcher, Speaker, Writer

I am a lactation consultant and researcher, driven to contribute meaningful ideas to the practice of lactation consulting. 

Teaching Babies to Nurse

Teaching Babies to Nurse is a set of advanced lactation assessment and treatment tools. These techniques are founded on the understanding that babies are smart, adaptive and believe that what they are doing is correct. They are informed by the integration of lactation consulting with cranio-sacral therapy.

With Teaching Babies to Nurse, I am committed to using these tools to help breastfeeding families as well as sharing them with other professionals through:

  • Workshops

  • Presentations

  • Research collaborations

  • Writing



Chetwynd, E. M., & Facelli, V. (2019). Lactation Support for LGBTQIA+ Families. Journal of Human Lactation, 35(2), 244-247.


Yourkavitch, J., & Chetwynd, E. (2019). Toward Consistency: Updating Lactation and Breastfeeding Terminology for Population Health Research. Journal of Human Lactation, 0890334419851488.


Chetwynd, E. M., Wasser, H. M., & Poole, C. (2019). Breastfeeding support interventions by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants: A systemic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Human Lactation, 0890334419851482.


Chetwynd, E. M., Stuebe, A. M., Rosenberg, L., Troester, M., Rowley, D., & Palmer, J. R. (2017). Cumulative lactation and onset of hypertension in African-American women. American journal of epidemiology, 186(8), 927-934.

Wouk, K., Chetwynd, E., Vitaglione, T., & Sullivan, C. (2017). Improving access to medical lactation support and counseling: Building the case for Medicaid reimbursement. Maternal and child health journal, 21(4), 836-844.

Wilson, E., Perrin, M. T., Fogleman, A., & Chetwynd, E. (2015). The intricacies of induced lactation for same-sex mothers of an adopted child. Journal of Human Lactation, 31(1), 64-67.

Perrin, M. T., Wilson, E., Chetwynd, E., & Fogleman, A. (2015). A pilot study on the protein composition of induced nonpuerperal human milk. Journal of Human Lactation, 31(1), 166-171.

Chetwynd, E., Meyer, A. M., Stuebe, A., Costello, R., & Labbok, M. (2013). Recognition of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants by health insurance providers in the United States: Results of a national survey of lactation consultants. Journal of Human Lactation, 29(4), 517-526.

– a full list of publications can be found in my CV