About Wendy

About Wendy

In a nutshell, I’m a freelance writer, published poet, and lactation consultant. (I don’t do all of those things at once!) I live in New York with my husband and two awesome sons. I survive on coffee and chocolate. Obviously.

Here are some more specifics:


Freelance Writing & Content Marketing 

I’ve been writing since I was a small child. I love what I do, and I work diligently, quickly, and meticulously. I know how to connect with readers; tell a good story; dissect research and make it user-friendly; and create lively, engaging content.

I’ve published hundreds of articles and essays in places like The Washington PostVICE, Disney’s BabbleFamily CircleParenting MagazineFit PregnancyVerywell FamilyMom.meScary MommyRewire.comYour Teen Magazine, and Brain, Child Magazine. I’ve provided content for companies like Care.com, Mama Natural, Kindred Bravely, Motherlove Herbal, Talkspace, and Public Goods.

I’m currently a staff writer and page moderator at Scary Mommy, a contributing writer at Verywell Family, and a freelance journalist/content marketing writer for various businesses and websites.



My first love is poetry. My poems have appeared widely in literary magazines, and I am the author of two books of poems. I have an MFA in Poetry from Hunter College, where I taught writing and literature for four years.


Lactation Support

I’m an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Lactation Educator/Counselor, and retired La Leche League leader. I was a La Leche League leader for many years, taught private breastfeeding classes for a while, and had a private lactation consultant practice for five years. I’ve recently re-opened my private practice and am now seeing moms for virtual lactation consultations. I am passionate about helping moms reach their breastfeeding goals, as they define them.


Want more?


The New York Times recently interviewed me about infant feeding. Check it out:

How to Deal with Low Breastmilk Supply

Formula Feeding: How Much and How Often to Feed Your Baby


Here are two other recent articles I provided original quotes for:

This Is What Your Lactation Consultant Wants to Tell You

Does Starbucks’ ‘Pink Drink’ Actually Boost Breast Milk Supply?


Here’s an interview with me in Ploughshares, on writing poems:

“Letting Myself Make Less Sense”: An Interview with Wendy Wisner


And a much older interview about writing with little kids underfoot:

Writer, with Kids: Wendy Wisner

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