Barbara Robertson, Professional Speaker


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Barbara Robertson practicing the art of teaching for over 34 years. The latest research clearly shows that sitting quietly and listening to a lecture, in person or online, is not likely to bring about positive behavior change.

A professional speaker with something new to say.

Barbara’s dynamic presentation style weaves in discussion, small and large group exercises, and personal reflection to help the learner absorb and incorporate the ideas which are presented. Research in the area of lactation is exploding. Keeping up with the latest information is critical for a top-notch educational experience. Because Barbara is a breastfeeding nerd this is an important part of any presentation she gives. Research also shows that humor is important for engagement. Barbara presents in a way that is easy to listen to and a joy to laugh with. Because Barbara teaches a 90-hour breastfeeding course she can present on almost any subject and is happy to create or customize a presentation for you. For more information visit Lactspeak for her speaker profile. Contact Barbara for pricing and availability at or call 734-975-6534.

Speaker Endorsements

"Barbara Robertson is a top-notch speaker. She is well-versed in her topics and presents engaging and information-rich sessions. I always look forward to her talks because I know I will walk away both inspired and armed with practical information for my clinical practice. She will add great value to any conference."

Diana West, BA, IBCLC

"I have enjoyed the privilege of having Barbara teach classes for expectant parents and doulas in training for my business for many years now and have read hundreds of evaluations of her teaching. One rave review after another, year after year."

Patty Brennan
Owner/Director, Center for the Childbearing Year

"Not only is [Barbara] knowledgeable with up-to-the-minute data regarding lactation, but she is an engaging, warm and humorous speaker. I’ve seen her speak to mothers, doulas-in-training, and health professionals. She is able to present at the appropriate level and to involve the participants in their learning."

Catherine Fischer
Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Parenting Classes

"Long before Barbara Robertson was an IBCLC, she was an educator. It shows in her relaxed, confident presentation style. Barbara knows her stuff. [She] offers 'aha' moments for even the longest-term IBCLC."

Diane Wiessinger

"Barbara walks the walk and literally talks the talk of motivational interviewing! She knows the research behind working in a healthcare setting and helping families find their way to care plan solutions they can handle."

Liz Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA

"If you need a presenter on the clinical and social-emotional aspects of lactation consulting and communication with clients, Barbara Robertson is your woman."

Cathy Watson Genna, BA, IBCLC

Speaking Topics

  • Adoption and Breastfeeding
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Lactation
  • Becoming LGBTQ+ Breast/Chestfeeding Friendly
  • Birthing Practices and Breastfeeding
  • Body Modifications and Breastfeeding
  • Breast and Nipple Assessment
  • Breastfeeding and the LGBT Community
  • Breastfeeding Classes
  • Communication Skills for Breastfeeding Specialists
  • Epigenetics
  • Ethics of Breastfeeding Counseling/Practice
  • Extended Breastfeeding
  • Galactagogues
  • Human Milk Banking
  • Induced Lactation
  • Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding
  • Latching Theory and Techniques
  • Low Milk Production
  • Maternal Assessment for Breastfeeding
  • Infant Microbiome
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Nipple and Breast Pain
  • Older Babies
  • Oversupply / Overactive Milk Ejection
  • Private Practice Lactation Consultation Business Issues
  • Psychology of Breastfeeding
  • Supplementation of the Breastfeeding Infant
  • Tandem Breastfeeding
  • Tools for Breastfeeding Management
  • Weaning
  • Weight gain and loss
  • Working and Breastfeeding
  • Yeast and Breastfeeding

Barbara can modify any presentation to meet your needs.

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