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Dixie Whetsell

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Adjunct faculty Certificate in Human Lactation
Office 1810 SW 5th Ave 620B Portland OR 97201 Phone: (503) 309-3204


Dixie Whetsell is an adjunct faculty member who taught lactation education courses in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health from 2016 to 2023. She was an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant for 25 years and is now a Retired IBCLC. She provides advising for students interested in becoming Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs).

After earning her M.S. in Community Health, Whetsell became a health educator for a county health department. After obtaining lactation training, she began providing lactation support through clinic and home visits. She later worked as a  lactation consultant in private practice, then for Legacy Health, providing lactation support in a hospital setting for in-patients and out-patients and for hospital staff and resident physicians. In 2003, she began teaching lactation education courses at Portland Community College and was the primary instructor there for 13 years.

Education, Degrees

M.S., University of Oregon, 1992
Retired IBCLC, 2024

¹ CEPH Primary Instructional Faculty
² CEPH Non-Primary Instructional Faculty

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