Current statistics show that breastfeeding in lousina is the 2nd to lowest in the country and black women are have the lowest success rates. Subsequent to breastfeeding disparities are the lack of resources of breastfeeding support and education. Diversity in education and cultural sensitivities play a huge role in the success of breastfeeding. To be transparent there’s a need for more women of color within the network of breastfeeding support, this will have a positive impact and break a lot of the barriers that exist in the trust and care amongst black women. In a recent study data showed that along with a desire for support and education on breastfeeding African American women also wanted to see and felt that they’d benefit from having a woman of color as a breastfeeding specialist. As a African American Women myself I want to bridge the gap in care to the community and increase breastfeeding rates and education. As an African American mother of 4 that has had my own breastfeeding journey riddled with its own difficulties and lack of professional support, I set out to not only become educated in lactation specialist but to be the support to the community that so deeply is in need. I’m the 1st and ONLY Black IBCLC In my area , after doing very intense research into Diversity within Lactation Education and Support ; I am working closely with non black providers to help break the barriers that exist. It’s an honor to serve , and share my expertise. I will use my Masters of Arts in Health and Wellness with a focus in Human Lactation to continue to change the biases and lactation social injustices that impair so many Black families. I work with all families and specialize in the Black Family Barriers.
Masters of Arts in Health and Wellness with a focus on Human Lactation (2019)
Tele health Lactation Consultant In person Return to work/school Flange sizing