MBChB, PhD (Bot-Med), BA (Hons), IBCLC, RLC, RH, AHG

Ann has nearly twenty two years of experience with breastfeeding and maternal health care to complement her clinical skills as an IBCLC. She became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and opened up her private practice "Baby and Me Lactation Services" in Howard County Maryland in 2006

She has lived and worked in England, Wales, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Turkey, and the United States. She emigrated from Sheffield, UK to Maryland, USA in 2000. Since finishing medical school in Liverpool, UK in 1997 she has worked with; Royal Liverpool Hospital, North Yorkshire NHS Trust, The United Nations, The World Health Organization (WHO), Washington Children's Hospital, Mt Washington Pediatric Hospital, and Howard County General Hospital, Center for Breastfeeding Information, and the La Leche League. She is a fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society. Ann is still working with WHO as an International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes "Code Keeper." She regularly gives talks and hands-on demonstrations at national and international breastfeeding conferences, universities, medical schools, government, and private institutions. She has appeared in major national and local media productions both as an expert and host. She has helped many private and government organizations to establish lactation programs to benefit both the companies and the breastfeeding families. Ann worked as a La Leche League Leader for over 10 years with Columbia, MD group. She is a current member of the CBM who works on reviewing breastfeeding books and studies. Ann has been elected as Consumer Representative for the Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition in 2010.

Ann Faust has regularly appeared on both local and international magazines, newspaper articles, television, radio and in documentaries as an expert and advocate for maternal child care, promoting breastfeeding, and its impact on normal health both for the mothers and babies and the world we are living at large. Some of her appearances; the World Health Organisation video to advocate breastfeeding in India, Fox 45, Doctors Without Borders's publication, Baltimore's child, Discovery Health, BBC Radio 4, NBC, NPR.

  • International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
  • United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA)
  • Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition (MBC)
  • Maryland Coalition of Lactation Consultants
  • Lactation Consultant Association of Greater Washington
  • Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)
  • Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS)
  • La Leche League International (LLLI)
  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)
  • Baby Milk Action
  • USA Swimming
  • UMBC Master Gardeners
  • Daughters of the British Empire

Some extracurricular activities outside of lactation

Ann has been working as a research assistant with the Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich (LMU), where she got her PhD in Botanical Medicine in May 2017. She has been working as Lehrbeauftragter (adjunct professor) at the LMU Since August 2017.

Ann has been working as a research assistant with the Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich (LMU), where she got her PhD in Botanical Medicine in May 2017. She has been working as Lehrbeauftragter (adjunct professor) at the LMU Since August 2017.

She a certified master gardener through the University of Maryland's master gardener program graduated in 2010. Ann and Robert live with their four children; Iona 18, Eleanor 15, Cedric 10, and Baby Mikka as well as; Prunella the little black cat, Tessu the guide dog, 4 pet chickens -who kindly gives delicious fresh eggs to them daily-, and a hand nurtured house-sheep called Lady Georgiana of Faust House, in Columbia, MD.

Her four happily -but not always easily- breastfed children taught her as much as -if not more than- many of the textbooks she has ever read, and emphasize, that every mother and baby pair is unique. Ann's other interests outside the healthcare are travelling as much time as possible with her lovely family, organic and bio-dynamic gardening -especially herbal and medicinal plants-, fencing, swimming, and rock-climbing. She also officiates for USA Swimming as a stroke and turn official since 2012

Ann is very excited to meet and work with you and your family if the need be.

After working for over 15 years in diplomatic service with her husband and travelling around the world. When they have had their first twins in 2000, and Moira immediately told by the hospital that she shouldn't think about breastfeeding her babies as it was very difficult. Luckily Moira met Ann through her husband, and with Ann's help, Moira exclusively breastfed all of her babies for months to come. (So don't ever give up because someone doesn't believe in you)

In 2009 Moira joined Baby And Me Lactation Services to support the whole team as the Practice Manager Moira has a degree in Business Studies and so uses her knowledge from that to ensure the Practice runs as efficiently and smoothly as possible. Moira married with 5 children; (2 pairs of boy twins, and a little girl right in between the boys); Alexander, Laurance, Victor, George, and Frances. After taking early retirement they are raising their children and few animals including a small flock of rather hardy Boreray Sheep in the Scottish Isles.

Moira Thomas
BA (Hons), Practice Manager