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Cynthia Good Mojab

Director at LifeCircle Consulting
Education Manager at the International Lactation Consultant Association
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Cynthia Good Mojab

Cynthia Good Mojab, MS Clinical Psychology, is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, author, and internationally recognized speaker. She is also Certified in Acute Traumatic Stress Management. She is the Director of LifeCircle Consulting and serves as Education Manager at the International Lactation Consultant Association. As a speaker, she focuses on issues related to culture, ethics, lactation, psychology, perinatal mental health, and social justice. Cynthia has a strong interest in the field of lactational psychology, the name of which she coined in the Journal of Human Lactation in 2006. She is the founder and moderator of LactPsych, an email discussion group for professionals working in this emerging field. She brings the evidence, insights, and tools of psychology and lactation consulting to her unique presentations, many of which present information and teach skills that are essential to understanding and effectively responding to the complex psychosocial realities of families living in diverse contexts. She is a member of the National Center for Crisis Management and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. She formerly served as Research Associate in the Publications Department of La Leche League International, was a member of Mothering Magazine's Expert Panel, and was on the faculty of Parkland College where she taught both statistics and abnormal psychology. She has authored, contributed to, and provided editorial review of numerous publications. Her work has been translated from English into Spanish, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Polish, Croatian, Hungarian, and Chinese. She has experience working with the full spectrum of breastfeeding--from healthy, well-supported parents breastfeeding healthy, full-term newborns to breastfeeding dyads coping with perinatal mental health issues to adoptive parents breastfeeding nurslings with special needs.


Cynthia Good Mojab travels from Seattle, WA, USA. For more information regarding US, international and keynote speaker fees please contact Ms. Annmarie Arleo, Director of Operations, by email at or by telephone at 800-810-7550.







It Wasn't Supposed to be Like This: Traumatic Birth, Traumatic Stress, and Breastfeeding
A sensitive discussion of how traumatic birth experiences affect perinatal mental health, parenting, breastfeeding, and lactation consulting. Includes the importance of recognizing the difference between postpartum depression and postpartum stress disorders in new parents.

Managing Traumatic Stress in Labor: Tools for Doulas
An overview of strategies and practical tools that labor doulas can use during a traumatic birth to better address the emergent psychological needs of the families they serve, support the stabilization of acute symptoms of traumatic stress, and increase the likelihood of healthier and more adaptive functioning.

Stress, Burnout, Secondary Trauma, and Compassion Fatigue in Perinatal Care Providers
A guide to recognizing, minimizing, and recovering from stress, burnout, trauma, and compassion fatigue in the field perinatal care provision. Addresses the experiences and needs of doulas, midwives, obstetricians, and other perinatal care providers who bear witness to traumatic birth experiences and other forms of reproductive trauma.

Managing Lactation After Bereavement and Trauma
A guide to the compassionate management of lactation and breastfeeding in the aftermath of pregnancy loss and infant death. Addresses suppression of lactation, breastfeeding a surviving sibling, donation of expressed milk to a human milk bank, and the emerging psychological needs of bereaved and traumatized parents.

Breastfeeding Loss, Grief, and Trauma
An overview of the causes, nature, and impact of breastfeeding loss, grief, and trauma. Includes information on how lactation specialists, postpartum doulas, mental heath care providers, and other perinatal care providers can work more compassionately and effectively with families who grieve the loss of their expected breastfeeding experience and/or have been traumatized by their breastfeeding experience.

Breastfeeding Compatible Mental Health Care
An introduction to the physical and psychological risks for parents and their children of mental health care that undermines breastfeeding during postpartum depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress and to a variety of breastfeeding compatible treatment options for postpartum mental health challenges in breastfeeding families.



  "This presenter is really a universal expert. What a fantastic gift she was!"

"Your presentation was exceptional. It was empowering, informative, and very professional."

"This was a practice-changing experience. Thank you!"

"Cynthia was an excellent speaker, and she covered a great deal of very valuable information."





Arizona Department of Health Services

Bastyr University

Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association

City of Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative

Full House MOMS (Mothers of Multiples)

GOLD Online Lactation Conference

Inequity in Breastfeeding Support Summit

International Lactation Consultant Association

Journal of Human Lactation

KXL News Radio 750

La Leche League International

La Leche League of Oregon

La Leche League of Washington

Mothering magazine

Oregon House of Representatives

Oregon Public Broadcasting Golden Hours Radio

Oregon Senate

Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance

Royal College of Medicine Midwives Journal

Seattle Community Colleges

Seattle Doula Collective

Sydney's Child

Texas Women, Infants, and Children Program

The New York Times

Washington County Women, Infants, and Children Program

Western Kentucky Breastfeeding Coalition....