| Amy Spangler|
| Ohio State University|
| July 19, 1949 (1949-07-19) Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
Lactation Consultant, Registered Nurse and Teacher
Breastfeeding: A Parent's Guide
Amy Spangler Wikipedia
Amy Spangler is a breastfeeding expert and president of baby gooroo who has lectured extensively and published several books on breastfeeding. In addition to earning a bachelor's and master's degree in nursing, Spangler is a RN and IBCLC and has held a number of leadership positions with national and international organizations including President of the International Lactation Consultant Association. She has also served as an "expert" contributor to Breastfeeding.com and as a member of their professional advisory board.
Spangler earned a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Ohio State University and a Master's degree in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Florida. Spangler is currently a member of the adjunct faculty at Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.
Spangler published her first book "Breastfeeding: A Parent’s Guide" in 1985. "Breastfeeding: A Parent’s Guide" is now in its 9th edition. Spangler has also published two subsequent books: "Breastfeeding: Keep It Simple" and "Breastfeeding: Your Guide To A Healthy, Happy Baby" in 2000 and 2004 respectively.
From 1996 to 1998, Spangler served as president of the International Lactation Consultant Association. Then from 2002 to 2004, she served as chair of the United States Breastfeeding Committee. She has also held positions with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, Association of Women’s Health Obstetric Neonatal Nursing, International Childbirth Education Association, La Leche League International, Georgia Breastfeeding Task Force, Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Southeastern Lactation Consultant Association, Breastfeeding.com and U.S. Food and Drug Administration Infant Formula Subcommittee.
Spangler has also worked as a consultant for an Ad Council campaign and as a commentator on various news programs, including 20/20 and Good Morning America.
Since 1987, with the founding of Amy's Babies, Spangler has focused on educating parents and health professionals about breastfeeding and infant/child nutrition through the development of books, brochures, posters, and videos. In 2000, the company launched its first e-commerce store to accommodate online purchases. The site was expanded in 2004 into a feature-driven news site and the company was renamed baby gooroo with the goal of becoming the definitive online resource for information related to breastfeeding, health, nutrition, and safety. Under Spangler’s leadership, baby gooroo has assembled a team of breastfeeding and parenting experts who provide readers with information that is accurate, balanced, and timely.
Since the 1985 release of Breastfeeding: A Parent's Guide, baby gooroo has sold over two million copies of its three books to parents, healthcare facilities, and government agencies nationwide.
Spangler lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Dennis. They have two sons, Matthew and Adam.