Jessica Elder, a writer and social worker, has extensive training in infant and child mental health, child development, and parent-child relationships. Jessica’s writing is inspired by her own parenting experiences and by years of professional experience supporting children and families through life challenges and transitions. Jessica breastfed three babies and fully weaned them when they were young toddlers. While nursing her second newborn in 2016, she was inspired to write My Milk Will Go, Our Love Will Grow, hoping it would help toddlers acknowledge their feelings around weaning and understand that their needs will still be met. Jessica earned a master’s degree in social work at Columbia University and received postgraduate training at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She developed her career in New York City as a clinical social worker and program developer. Jessica now lives in Arizona with her husband, children, and rescue dog. She continues to practice social work and also enjoys writing. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). For more information visit www.jessicaelder.com and follow @jessicaelderauthor on Facebook and Instagram.