Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI)

CGBI: Breastfeeding Exclusive Winter 2019 - Alumni Spotlight

Amelia “Mimi” Fry, MS CCC-SLP / IBCLC

Mimi is a licensed and certified Speech Language Pathologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Graduating from the University of Washington in 2010 with a master’s degree in Medical Speech Language Pathology, Mimi focused her studies on pediatrics. In 2015, she relocated with her family to study breastfeeding and lactation support through UNC Chapel Hill’s Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute.

Amelia “Mimi” Fry, MS CCC-SLP / IBCLC

Following completion of the Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative, Mimi moved back to her hometown of Stuart, Florida, and opened Lactation, Early Intervention, and Feeding Therapies (LEIF Therapies). Here, she deployed her knowledge in speech pathology and breastfeeding to provide one-stop-shop support for families across two developmental domains, as feeding and early communication develop hand in hand: providing early bonding experiences, sharing anatomy, and acting as our first social behavior.

Focusing on the unique needs of each family, Mimi provides family-centered, individualized care, encouraging families to self-define their goals and equipping them with information to feel confident in their ability to decide what is best for their family.  To support health equity in her community, Mimi is proud to work as a provider for her local Early Intervention program and with the local nonprofit Martin County Healthy Start to provide in-home lactation support to participating Martin County residents at no charge to the families.

In addition to her work with LEIF Therapies, Mimi teaches Bradley Method childbirth education classes with her husband, co-facilitates It Takes A Village, a mom-to-mom postpartum support group at her local library, hosts a monthly storytime at a local urban farm, and finds great joy and challenge in parenting her darling wild child, Walter.