About Wendy


Hi! Nice to meet you. I’m Wendy, mom of two crazy, delicious boys, a writer, and lactation consultant.

I’m a regular contributor to Scary Mommy, and you may have seen my essays in The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Full Grown People, Brain, Child Magazine, and elsewhere. I’ve written two books of poems, and I have an MFA in Poetry from Hunter College, where I taught writing and literature until my first son was born. These days, I do most of my writing on my phone while I lie in the dark waiting for my kids to fall asleep.

I understand from experience how difficult the first days of breastfeeding can be, and I feel called to help mothers find their way with breastfeeding, whatever their breastfeeding goals may be. I am a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) in private practice. I offer in-person consultations for moms in Long Island and Queens, NY, as well phone or Skype consultations for mothers worldwide.

My other interests include dark chocolate, yoga, walking, and jogging. I spend way too much time on Facebook, so connect with me there. You can also email me, (wendywisner78@gmail.com) or follow me on Twitter.

DISCLAIMER: *I value constructive criticism of my work or my thoughts, but hate will not be tolerated on my site. Your comments will be deleted. Keep it civil. Thanks!*

4 thoughts on “About Wendy

  1. Amber

    Hi there Wendy. I am really just seeking some sound advice. My daughter bus 3 and a half. And she nurses a night to fall asleep. That is now the only time she nurses. She sleeps with me – and sometimes my husband will sleep with us too. But he has a bad back and normally will sleep in the spare room. Recently he has said to me that she needs to be more independent. And I need to stop breast feeding her. And she shouldn’t sleep with us anymore. His comments made me feel ashamed – for what I feel is right for her. Just wondering if you have any advice – for me. My husband and I have argued a few times about it. And the whole thing brings me to tears. Can we make her sleep on her own. Just like that ? The last thing I want is her screaming and crying in her room. Please help…


  2. Tiffany

    Hi Wendy-
    I just found out about your blog and am so excited! I wish I found it sooner.
    I am a RN, I have 2 boys, one almost 3 and my youngest 15 mo. My youngest is still nursing. I just read your recent post on nursing a toddler, thank you!
    I also wanted to ask how you went about becoming a lactation consultant? I have been looking into it, and think this is my goal, I feel I have a lot of passion when it comes to nursing and would love to educate and guide other mothers.
    Do you have any tips or resources on how to go about this career track? How long have you been doing this for?
    Thank you !!!
    Again you are doing a wonderful thing with this blog !



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