Tameka is a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, who has recently obtained her Lactation Specialist Certification. She is a Breastfeeding Advocate and member of the Berrien County Breastfeeding Coalition. She is also a founding member of the S.H.I.N.E Breastfeeding Club for Black families. She became passionate about birth and breastfeeding during her own pregnancy and is honored to assist families in reaching their breastfeeding goals.
This session will look at breastfeeding outcomes from different aspects. In the first part of the session Mistel de Varona will share how breastfeeding impacts maternal and infant health, barriers to breastfeeding and how community support can help families achieve their breastfeeding goals. The CDC, AAP and many other maternal/infant and public health organizations state […]