Meet the Speakers – New Mama Summit

Meet your host

Dr. Alexis Reid is the founder and CEO of Eco Chic Movement, a non-toxic skincare line for moms and babies. She has a degree in chemical engineering, a master’s in toxicology, and is a Naturopathic Doctor. Alexis was already in practice for 8 years, focusing on eczema, when her son Harvey was born with the worst eczema his doctor’s had ever seen. She has turned her eczema knowledge from years of treating patients and her experience with her own son into her Eczema Eraser Workshop and Group program for babies and children who suffer from eczema.


Dr. Alexis lives in Ottawa with her husband and 2.5-year-old son Harvey. In her spare time, she likes to play softball, waterski and get outside at the cottage.

Meet Your Speakers

Jessica Guy

What is normal infant sleep?

Jessica is a certified Infant and Family Sleep Specialist with a background in child development research and sleep science. She is passionate about educating parents about normal infant sleep, the power of nurture, and respectfully and holistically optimising parent and infant sleep and mental health.

Lauren Hays & Megan Dalton

Who Is Holding The Mother?

Turned our pain into passion by providing integrative mental wellness support + community to and through motherhood.

Courtney Miller


Common Breastfeeding Challenges during the first 6 months
Courtney earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky in Lexington Kentucky in 2015. She worked as a registered nurse in the adult ICU for 2.5 years before making the switch to Mother-Baby and Labor and Delivery where she spent another 2 years. Her passion for breastfeeding began after giving birth to her son in March 2019, and quickly realizing there wasn’t enough readily-available breastfeeding education and support. She became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2020 and worked as a LC on a postpartum unit in a hospital. Courtney then founded The Better Boob Lactation. Now she says she has found her calling of helping moms and their families along their breastfeeding journey! Courtney regularly uses her personal breastfeeding experience, along with evidence-based research, to help educate and support the families she works alongside. Courtney enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband, two boys and dog. She enjoys doing Barre workouts and you can always find her at Target with a Starbucks in hand!

Fallon Smalls


Who told you that? Dispelling Common Myths About Nursing
Fallon Smalls is a certified breastfeeding specialist and mom if 3. Her business, YourBreastFriend, aims to support lactating parents and their families by providing evidenced based information and quality care in a way that fits their lifestyles and goals for their feeding journey. She offers virtual lactation support and often posts free general tips on her Instagram page, @yourbreastie.

Melissa Guerriero


Get Pumped!
Melissa Guerriero is the momma behind Pump Momma Pump, a website and instagram page designed for any breastfeeding momma who pumps- exclusively or not! After her first baby arrived a month early and landed himself a short stay in the NICU, Melissa was thrown into the world of exclusive pumping. The pump life ended up working so well for her family, she chose to exclusively pump for her second little pumpling, too! She began Pump Momma Pump to be who she needed in those early days, when no one talked about pumping and everyone expected you to figure it out on your own! She became a Certified Lactation Counselor, specializing in all things breast-pumping, to provide education, motivation, and support to mommas along their unique breastfeeding journeys.

Mallory Millet


The Truth on Tongue Ties

Mallory Millet is a Speech Pathologist specializing in pediatric feeding. Her focuses include infant reflux and oral development. She is the owner of, The Feeding Mom where she provides in- person and virtual support to empower parents through their feeding journeys locally and around the world. Her philosophy: every parent deserves to love feeding their baby.

Aliya Dhalla


What to do if you leak while pregnant (or after baby is born!)

Aliya is a pelvic health physiotherapist with over 12 years of experience. She focuses on women's health, including prenatal and postpartum pelvic health, preparing people for labour + delivery, and addressing common issues such as leaks, pelvic pain, painful sex, and diastasis recti. She has extensive training in pelvic floor dysfunction, the treatment and management of incontinence (leaks), prenatal + postnatal pelvic health considerations, cesarean section recovery, and diastasis recti (abdominal separation) rehabilitation. Her mission is to educate + empower women about the changes that occur in their bodies throughout their lifetimes. Aliya does this by educating on her Instagram account, providing virtual and in-person visits, by hosting online live workshops and creating self-paced programs. She lives in Toronto with her husband and 7 year old son.

Allegra Gast


Treating your ladies with care: how to gently prevent clogged ducts and mastitis

I'm Allegra Gast, a registered dietitian and international board certified lactation consultant and postpartum doula. I run a virtual private practice called Aloha Nutrition, which I started when I lived in Hawaii

Trillitye Paullin, Ph.D.

Scientific breakthroughs in our understanding of human milk & food allergies

Dr. Trill is a molecular biologist, army veteran, & mother of two children with severe reactions to proteins transferred from her diet to her breastmilk. She founded Free to Feed to help parents navigate food allergies and invented the first test kit to detect dietary proteins in human milk.

Kate Borsato


How To Manage Scary Intrusive Thoughts

Kate (she/her) is mom of two daughters, and lives on Vancouver Island, Canada, with her children and partner. Kate is a mental health therapist who specializes in helping other mothers find their stride as they parent young kids. She leads a team of therapists across Canada, and creates resources for moms globally.

Inemesit Graham


The Importance of Intersectionality in Postnatal Fitness

My name is Inemesit. (pronounced E-Nem-Eh-Sit). I am a personal trainer and nutrition coach specializing in pre and postnatal fitness with a focus on diastasis recti, hernia, and prolapse management. I believe that your aesthetics don't determine your athletics and take a decolonized approach to fitness based on body liberty and free of body oppression. My passion is fitness that centre’s women and training strategies that take into consideration the unique needs of the female body. I enjoy training women of all ages and stages of life from pre-pubescent to perinatal, to peri and post-menopausal. I am knowledgeable in conditions such as diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse, and hernia management. My desire is to empower all women to find the strength and magic they hold within.

Samantha Gollup

Body Respect during Pregnancy and Postpartum

As a nutrition expert, I know that diet culture destroys our innate ability to listen to our bodies and causes disordered and emotional eating. I want to help you to mend your relationship with food and body. As a mom, I know that it’s our common goal to raise healthy humans. I also know all of the pressures we face to be perfect, look good, and eat right, all while balancing your family’s needs. I want to help you feel confident about what and how you’re feeding your family.

Angela Wallace


FAQ for introducing solids 

Angela is a registered dietitian, Pilates instructor and mom of 2. She is here to help support you in navigating all this information and finding balanced approaches to nutrition that work for you and your family. Angela specializes in women and family health. She specifically works with weight management and all things family nutrition (introducing solids to your little one, picky eating, fuelling your little athlete, simplifying family meals etc.). She loves to empower and support families in eating healthy to feel their best.

Christina Paxton, MS, RDN 

Meet and Replete Your Nutrient Needs Postpartum to Feel Your Best

Christina is a Registered Dietitian and creator of The Postpartum Protocol. A program designed to help moms thrive instead of survive utilizing functional labs and supporting nutrition and lifestyle habits. She believes moms deserve to be fully supported and empowered to be the moms they were designed to be. Her unique approach allows moms to improve their energy, mood, milk supply, metabolism and hormone balance.

Johane Filemon, MS, RDN


How to Remove the Stress When Feeding the Family

Johane M. Filemon, MS, RDN, CLT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and media influencer/contributor with over 15 years of experience in the field of Nutrition. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Exercise Science and Dietetics, and a master’s degree in Food and Nutrition Science. Her practice Wonderfully Nutritious Solutions, based out of Atlanta, Georgia, is focused on helping others reverse chronic inflammation through food by utilizing functional and holistic nutrition and getting to the root cause of symptoms. She believes that a healthy lifestyle should be inclusive of culture and not one-size-fits-all. Because her practice is virtual, Johane has been able to help in the healing of people all over the country. She is the mother of 5 young boys whom she loves teaching how to create delicious meals in the kitchen and embrace their culture.

Dr. Molly Millwood

Navigating the Emotional and Relational Landscape of Early Motherhood

Molly Millwood is a licensed psychologist, author, and devoted advocate for women’s mental health. Her 2019 book, To Have and To Hold: Motherhood, Marriage, and the Modern Dilemma explores the emotional landscape of early motherhood and the inextricable link between women’s wellbeing and the wellbeing of their marriage or intimate partnership.

Abby Green


Perfectionism: Understanding The Benefits,Learning To Pivot, And Finding Grace On The Journey

Abby Rose Green is a life and business coach, podcaster, Down syndrome inclusion advocate, and speaker. She co-owns Pursuing HER Purpose, a business devoted to helping the budding entrepreneur launch their own big idea without losing themselves, their values, or their relationships along the way. Abby also co-owns HERself, a podcast and community that has over 2 million downloads and focuses on getting women one step further than they are today. She understands that our lives will look different. And focusing on the titles that are important to each of us in place of the comparison game is a way we all can win!

Jena Schultz, PT, DPT, PCS


Setting Up Your Baby For Gross Motor Success From Day One

Jena Schultz, PT, DPT, PCS is a licensed doctor of physical therapy practicing in Texas and specializing in treatment of pediatrics with special focus on child development ages 0-5 years. Dr. Jena received her board certified pediatric clinic specialist certification in 2022, the highest level of certification in pediatric physical therapy. She is the founder of Driving Development, a pediatric physical therapy & general wellness company dedicated to providing best quality of care and education to caregivers through community outreach.

Caitlin & Chelsea


Screentime Struggles

We are both are Registered Psychologists, Maternal Mental Health & Parenting Experts. Most importantly we are both toddler mamas and have experienced being in thick of mommin, working, and navigating life. Between the two of us we have over 20 years of clinical experience working with moms, children, and children with disabilities. We are specially trained in maternal mental health, birth trauma, trauma specific therapy and play therapy

Amy Kiefer



Amy Kiefer is an entrepreneur and owner of three unique thriving businesses built out of a passion to serve women and build community. She is a podcaster, speaker, and working motherhood advocate, and she brings a background in nursing and personal training into her current roles as a business owner. Amy is the co-founder and co-owner of Expecting and Expowered (221K followers), which offers workout guides and a fitness app for pregnant and postpartum mamas, in addition to a vibrant community of women in various parts of their motherhood journey. Amy also co-owns HERself (21K followers + 2M downloads), a podcast dedicated to getting women one step further than they are today, and Pursuing HER Purpose, which educates the budding entrepreneur on starting her own business through a podcast, courses, and coaching.

Nikki Bergen from The Belle Method


Prenatal Core 101

Nikki Bergen is one of Canada’s most sought after health and fitness experts. She’s the creator of The Belle Method: a groundbreaking program that combine Pilates and Pelvic Health, creating choreography from science to empower people throughout pregnancy, birth, postpartum and beyond. From diastasis recti repair to pushing in birth - Nikki's courses cover it all. She lives in Toronto with husband and two young children.

Dr. Lydia Brodie


Not Your Standard 6 Week Check (postpartum rehab)

When it comes to postpartum care, the majority of mothers are sent home with nothing more than a peri bottle and instructions to “rest.” You’re left to navigate your recovery entirely on your own, without any insight into how pregnancy and delivery will impact your health in the future. The traditional healthcare system provides better rehab protocols for sprained ankles than mothers after birth. This is no longer acceptable. It’s time we support mothers in their healing. Dr. Lydia Brodie believes that women’s health care needs a rebirth and this action starts during the motherhood phase. At GrowCo, we believe moms deserve more than just a 6-week checkup when it comes to recovery after childbirth. GrowCo experts fill that gap by providing a comprehensive postpartum checkup and progressive healing through exercise targeting the core, pelvic floor and total body. Our methodology is aimed at preventing, reducing, and/or resolving symptoms women have been made to think are an inevitable consequence of childbirth.

Morgan & Alejandra


Moms & Creators

Our two mom rainbow family includes two rescue dogs, Coyote & Ariel & our soon to be 2 year old daughter, Alaia. We live in Toronto, Canada.  Our shared passion is to open minds and hearts in order to contribute to social change and spread love in the world. We started documenting our journey together on IG in July 2020. The purpose was to have a family photo album and keep connected with our family around the world. Within a couple of months of having our account, we received feedback from followers from around the world expressing support in us sharing our story and for normalizing gay families. We acknowledge that we live in an accepting community (bubble) in Toronto. However, many people globally are not able to live authentic and transparent lives because of fear. Making our story public is our way of contributing to change while inspiring others to live an active life. We hope to continue to be a source of positivity and inspiration.

Camille Poulin




Alyssa Miller


How to help your little try more foods

Alyssa is a registered dietitian, picky eating specialist and mom of three who understands feeding picky kids is no easy task. She believes in using gentle approaches to help kids eat more foods and balance thier diet. She is a graduate of MSU Denver, completed her supervised practice at Mayo Clinic and has been a practicing dietitian for nearly 10 years. She is the founder of Nutrition for Littles, host of the Nutrition for Littles podcast, and creator of Table Talk, the picky eating course that teaches you to be the feeding expert in your home. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, The Huffpost, Eating Well, The Every Mom Blog, Peanut app, Big Little Feelings course and many more. She is passionate about helping families enjoy mealtimes and nourish their growing family.

Nina Caviggiola

I hit rock bottom after baby #2: My Postpartum Mental Health Journey

Benina AKA Nina is an amazing mother of 2 who shares the highs and lows of motherhood, self love and acceptance, and dressing a midsize "mom bod" with her audience in a relatable and honest way. She regularly chats with her followers about everything from fashion, mental health and home decor to marriage and everything in between. She is caring, honest and fun- everything you look for in a best friend! It is her mission to represent brands that truly align with her values of honesty and "making HER (the everyday woman) feel less alone." Nina is the host of Mama Knows Podcast, which is in the top 100 category for family & parenting with 10,000+ downloads monthly since her launch in February 2022.

This is exciting stuff! So when are these presentations live?