IN is a nurse, IBCLC, anthropologist, and hold a PhD in public health from Copenhagen University. She has been working for 35 years in the field of reproduction and breastfeeding in different positions. In 2003 she introduced the IBCLC exam in Denmark, developed an interdisciplinary breastfeeding course and since then almost 1000 health professionals from Denmark, The Faroe Island and Greenland have been trained and a considerable part of these have passed the IBCLC exam. Her research area is breastfeeding in the early postpartum period, especially among ethnic minorities and vulnerable families. She has a particular focus on how health professionals can empower the entire family in relation to breastfeeding by keeping breastfeeding as simple as possible, focus on core evidence-based knowledge and using the theory of self-efficacy in their communication. IN has published several international research publications and National Clinical Guidelines and is a consultant for the Danish Health Authority on breastfeeding and the first author of the Danish recommendations of breastfeeding counselling since 2003.