Edith Kernerman is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and clinician in Toronto, Canada, seeing over 2000 breastfeeding families each year. She was the co-founder and President of the International Breastfeeding Centre (IBC), co-founder and Clinic Director of the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic, (NBC), senior faculty at IBC’s Centre for Breastfeeding Studies, and an IBLCE pathway 3 mentor. Kernerman speaks internationally at conferences on various clinical and ethical topics in lactation medicine. She has co-developed “Beyond the 20 hr—Advanced Course In Lactation Medicine” a programme for healthcare professionals and she is the creator and founder of the International Meeting of the Minds, a forum for world experts to discuss issues in lactation medicine for which there have been controversial diagnoses and treatments.
Kernerman co-created the DVD, Dr. Jack Newman’s Visual Guide to Breastfeeding. She also authored the GamePlan for Protecting and Supporting Breastfeeding in the First 24 hours of Life and Beyond, co-created the L-Eat Latch and Transfer Tool, and recently created the new Pain Algorithm for Sore Nipples and Breasts.
Of late, her focus has been in three areas: 1] studying the baby who does not yet latch, 2] investigating how better to identify and treat tongue tie, and 3] the development and treatment of a newly described pathology, Mammary Constriction Syndrome. Kernerman was also the co-founder and President of the Ontario Lactation Consultants Association. Currently, Kernerman is supervising 3 studies: a Randomised Control Trial for the L-eat Latch and Transfer Tool; a Pilot study on the effectiveness of using Pectoral Muscle Massage to treat Mammary Constriction Syndrome; and identifying the phenomenon of Late Onset Slow Weight Gain. She is the mother of three wonderful breastfed children.