Debbie Albert, BSN, PhD, IBCLC is an international board-certified, Lactation Consultant for UC Davis Medical Center.  Debbie, has over  20 years of lactation experience with half of those years in Corporate Lactation, and has brought experiences with her from several realms.  With the start of 2013, she was part of the “Dare to Dream” theme that literally changed the UC Davis Employee Breastfeeding Support Program.  UC Davis Medical Center has received the Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Award from the Breastfeeding Coalition of Greater Sacramento and the IBCLC Lactation Care Award.

Employees can apply online, attend prenatal breastfeeding classes, participate in the UC Davis Breastfeeding Support Group and receive assistance, as well as receive support from Debbie. For more information, you can contact Debbie Albert at


Preferred picture:  From left to right, Marina Podoreanu, HR Representative for UC Davis Breastfeeding Support Med Center Program; Cheryl Burstiner, RNC, IBCLC and Debbie Albert BSN, PhD, IBCLC 


Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC is one of the Lactation Consultants for the UC Davis Breastfeeding Support Program. Shirley is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and a Registered Lactation Consultant with the International Lactation Consultant Association, a worldwide network of lactation professionals.

Shirley provides private lactation consults; lactation, breastfeeding and returning to work/school, education & support; as well as program development & evaluation, for the UC Davis Breastfeeding Support Program on the Davis campus.

Shirley also provides outpatient lactation support and education for the UC Davis Health Services, Medical Group in Davis, and, is one of the lactation consultants associated with the various lactation studies  conducted by the UC Davis, Foods For Health Institute. At present, Shirley is interested in the advancement of a global continuum of care plan for professional outpatient lactation/breastfeeding support; the relationship & importance of breastfeeding to the development of the human gut; and, further increasing the exclusivity and duration of breastfeeding beyond hospital discharge.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Shirley German at