Curriculum Vitae

Alia Macrina Heise, IBCLC

Naples, NY 14512

585-500-9435

info@d-mer.org      

www.d-mer.org

Certification

        International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

                October 2011 – Present

        

        Certified Lactation Counselor

                August, 2006 – Present, The Center for Breastfeeding

        Certified Postpartum Doula

                September, 2006 – 2009, DONA

Education

        DONA Trained Birth Doula

                March, 2006 - BirthMatters!

        CLC Training

                August 2006 - The Center for Breastfeeding

        WIC Peer Breastfeeding Counselor Training

                November, 2005 - Finger Lakes WIC

        NMAC Breastfeeding Counselor Training

                November, 2004 - Nursing Mother’s Advisory Counsel

        

Employment and Volunteer Positions

        2011-Present:        IBCLC in private practice, Owner: First Nourishment

        2008-Present:        Owner and operator of the D-MER.org web domain

        2005 - 2012:        CLC, Peer Breastfeeding Counselor, Finger Lakes WIC

        2006 - 2008:          CLC and Doula in private practice, Owner: Nurturing the Mother Doula Care

        2004 - 2005:        Nursing Mothers Counselor, Nursing Mothers Advisory Council

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

        

             ILCA 2017-Present

              New York Statewide Breastfeeding Coalition 2010-Present

        Le Leche League 2008 - Present

        DONA 2006 - 2009

        Nursing Mothers Advisory Council 2004-2005

Speaking Engagements

2019

Mountain Momma Collective (three-hour online workshop)

                        An In-depth Look into Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex

        Praeclarus Press Webinar

                        Before the Letdown: Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex and the Breastfeeding Mother

2018

        iLactation Online Breastfeeding Conference

                        Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex and the Breastfeeding Mother

        International Lactation Consultant Association Live Chat Education Module

                        Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex: Psychological Symptoms with a Biological Cause

All About Breastfeeding Podcast Interview with Lori Isenstadt, IBCLC

                        Topic: Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex

        Iowa Breastfeeding Conference

                        Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex and the Breastfeeding Mother

2017

        Born to Breastfeed Podcast Interview with Marie Biancuzzo, RN, MS, IBCLC

                        Topic: Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex

        27th Annual Art of Breastfeeding Conference

                        Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex and the Breastfeeding Mother

        Breastfeeding Outside the Box Podcast Interview with Alyssa Schnell, IBCLC

                        Topic: Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex

2013

        GOLD International  Lactation Conference

                        Understanding D-MER

2012

        International Symposium on Breastfeeding La Leche League of Euskadi, Spain

                        D-MER: A Sufferers Tale

2011

        12th National Conference of LLLItaly

                        Understanding Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex

2008

        Rochester Doula Co-Op, Rochester NY

                        Understanding Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex                        

2006

        Finger Lakes WIC, Canandaigua NY

                        Keeping Breastfeeding on Track

2005

        Abington Nursing Mothers, Abington PA

                        Starting Solids

Media Interviews

2017

Interviewed by Julie Revelant of Fox News for “D-MER: The Scary Breastfeeding Condition You’ve Never Heard Of”

Interviewed by Kate Rope for her book on postpartum mental health to be published by St. Martian

Interviewed by Susan Rinkunas of New York Magazine for “The Scary Breastfeeding Disorder People Aren’t Talking About"

Interviewed by Serina Sandhu of iNews for “D-MER: What The Dementor-like Breastfeeding Condition Feels Like”

Interviewed by Julie Revelant for The Bump for “The Anxiety I Had While Breastfeeding Is A Real Condition”

Publications

2017

        Peer Reviewer of Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex: A Case Series for Breastfeeding Medicine

Before the Letdown: Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex

                A book about D-MER for mothers, support people and healthcare providers

2011

        International Breastfeeding Journal, 2011 6:6

                Dysphoric milk ejection reflex: A case report

2010

        Breastfeeding Today Magazine

                Interview: D-MER, What Is It?

2008

        Breasfeeding.com

                Opening the Door to Breastfeeding’s Best Kept Secret

        DONA International Magazine

Opening the Closet Door on D-MER

DONA Newsletter: Feature Story

When Breastfeeding Feels Dark