Alia Macrina Heise
Alia’s passion is to alert and enlighten women and the breastfeeding community about Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex (D-MER) and to encourage further research into this phenomenon. Though she is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), she is also someone who has experienced D-MER firsthand. Her research of D-MER started in 2007, and was the result of her own experience nursing her third child. She has been dubbed the person “who spoke until somebody listened”, because she wasn’t satisfied with the answers that she was receiving from professionals. As an author, speaker and investigator on the subject of D-MER, she supports mothers and health care professionals in the US and internationally, in relation D-MER. She is in private practice as a lactation consultant in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, and is part of the second generation of lactation consultants who are shining new light inside the field and science of lactation.