First Bite #2 – June 19, 2018

You want to breastfeed, but wait, I’m the SLP?!? Part 1

(.1 ASHA CEU) For more info, click here.

Course Description

Join Michelle as she interviews Abby Bishop, MA CCC-SLP CLC, for an episode where we traipse through the tangled intersection of Speech Therapy and Lactation Counseling. Sit back in awe as she clarifies the confusion and encourages peers to join her cause of “SLPs can become CLC’s too!”.


By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  • What a CLC does professionally that is different from the role of an SLP.
  • 2 benefits of breast milk and breastfeeding vs formula and bottle feeding.  
  • 3 components of a breastfeeding evaluation. 


Abby Bishop, MA CCC-SLP

Abby Bishop graduated from Kent State University’s undergraduate and master’s program in speech language pathology in 2008. She began her career working with geriatrics in skilled nursing, but shortly after took a contract placement in Aiken, SC working with pediatrics in natural environment and outpatient clinic settings. After that placement, she relocated to Beaufort, SC and has worked outpatient pediatrics at the local non-profit hospital for the last 7 years. Just recently, she transitioned to home health to allow her more schedule flexibility since returning to work after the birth of her first baby. Abby’s primary interests are in late language emergence, motor-speech disorders in the under-3 population, and feeding/swallowing disorders in all populations. She pursued her certification in lactation counseling in 2015 after receiving several referrals for swallowing disorders in infants whose mothers reported early weaning due to supply issues. She is currently working toward growing her practice to serve more breastfed babies.