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Alexandra Walker

Lactation consultant and RN writing about impaired mammary organ development (IMOD) and impaired mammary organ function (IMOF)

Alex has been a lactation consultant in the Washington, DC area since 2010. In addition to running her private practice, Bethesda-Chevy Chase​ Lactation Consultants, Alex sees breastfeeding moms and babies at Hirsch Pediatrics in Rockville, MD. After earning her master's in English Literature and teaching for several years, Alex met two extraordinary people that inspired her to enter the field of lactation: her daughters. Alex has worked at Inova Fairfax Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital as an in-patient lactation consultant. In 2015, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Nursing with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Alex is committed to increasing awareness for impaired mammary organ development (IMOD) and impaired mammary organ function (IMOF). She is currently doing research to support the creation of a standardized "comprehensive lactation panel" for medical providers to use for screening, diagnosing and treating IMOD and IMOF.

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