Cecilia Tomori, PhD








Cecilia Tomori, PhD, MA, is a Hungarian American anthropologist with postdoctoral training in public health. She is the author of “Nighttime Breastfeeding: An American Cultural Dilemma” (Berghahn, 2014) and a second book, with Aunchalee Palmquist and EA Quinn, “Breastfeeding: New Anthropological Approaches” (Routledge 2018). She is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Durham University, U.K., specializing in research on breastfeeding and nighttime infant care in a comparative biocultural perspective.   

Maya Bolman RN, BA, BSN, IBCLC








Maya Bolman was certified as IBCLC in 2001. She currently works as lactation consultant at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital and Breastfeeding Medicine of Northeast Ohio.  Maya is well known internationally for her work promoting hand expression and breast massage to breastfeeding mothers. She recognizes that teaching mothers these basic tools helps empower them to work through breastfeeding challenges including engorgement, plugged ducts, separation from the infant, and milk supply concerns. She has worked with Dr. Ann Witt to create an instructional video “The Basics of Breast Massage and Hand Expression” and conducts research on the effectiveness of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) both in the office and as a treatment at home for mothers.

Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC

Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice in New York City. Certified in 1992, Catherine is particularly interested in helping moms and babies breastfeed when they have medical challenges and is an active clinical mentor. She speaks to healthcare professionals around the world on assisting breastfeeding babies with anatomical, genetic or neurological problems. Her presentations and her writing are enriched by her clinical photographs and videos. Catherine collaborates with Columbia University and Tel Aviv University Departments of Biomedical Engineering on research projects investigating the biomechanics of the lactating nipple and various aspects of sucking and swallowing in breastfeeding infants. She is the author of Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools: Improving Care and Outcomes (Praeclarus Press 2009) and Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants (Jones and Bartlett Learning 2008, 2013, 2017) as well as professional journal articles and chapters in the Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice and Breastfeeding and Human Lactation. Catherine served as Associate Editor of the United States Lactation Consultant Association’s official journal Clinical Lactation for its first seven years and is still a La Leche League Leader.