My name is Rachelle Lesteshen and I’m a breastfeeding counselor and advocate based in Columbus, Ohio. I run a growing Facebook page where I provide evidence-based research on breastfeeding and infant formula use. I also expose predatory infant formula company tactics and violations of the WHO Code. My struggles with common “booby traps” cemented my passion for breastfeeding support. In addition to my own social media ventures, I am also a national volunteer with the Breastfeeding USA social media team.
I am a mother to two young girls and I’m also a full time childcare provider. In my “spare” time, I am studying to become an IBCLC.
My advocacy has been recognized with appearances on local TV news programs, quotes in various articles, and I have appeared on a panel discussion with our local NPR station.