Melissa is a writer/editor specializing in family and child well-being. She is a project director at Family Voices, a national non-profit organization dedicated to keeping families—especially those with children and youth with special health care needs—at the center of health care, and is a retired La Leche League Leader with 27+ years of experience helping moms and babies breastfeed. She is co-author of La Leche League co-founder Marian Tompson’s memoir, Passionate Journey—My Unexpected Life, and co-editor (with Australian Virginia Thorley) of The 10th Step & Beyond: Mother Support for Breastfeeding. She is Assistant Editor of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) e-Newsletter, Mother Support for Breastfeeding. Melissa is the mother of two and grandmother of 5.
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