Maternal and child health organizations, community leaders and health care practitioners discuss racial health disparities, the critical need to increase breastfeeding rates among women of color and the importance of lactation consultants who come from the communities they serve.
Jade George, Certified Lactation Counselor and Doula, Nola Baby Cafe’
Lucia Jenkins, RN, BSN, IBCLC (Lactation Consultant), Founder & Executive Director of Baby Cafe’ USA
Michelle Remy, RN, IBCLC (Lactation Consultant), Touro LCMC Health
Shanika Valcour-Leduff, Family Nurse Practitioner; Founder of Labor and Love
Taeshaun Walters, Certified Lactation Counselor and Parent Educator, WE PLAY Center and Nola Baby Cafe’