Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship Recipient – Meet Ciara

Pacify is thrilled to announce that we have awarded the Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship to our winner in Ohio, Ciara Winfrow!
Read more about Ciara and why she's excited to become an IBCLC.

Why I Want to Be an IBCLC

What made you want to become an IBCLC?

My former mentor and supervisor Loma Gray. While I worked for her as a WIC Peer, she always encouraged me to keep growing. Loma was one of the greatest people I was blessed to know and love. She was a nurse midwife and IBCLC. Her passing has motivated me to keep growing and her memory continues to encourage me.

What impact do you hope to make as an IBCLC?

I hope to encourage women and families that feel like breastfeeding is too hard and feel it won’t work for them and their lifestyle. I started off as a teen mom, not knowing anything and continued as a single mother of six children that has learned and gained so much. I want others to know they can do it.

Why is winning Pacify's Diversity in Lactation Scholarship is meaningful to you?

Winning Pacify's Diversity in Lactation Scholarship is so meaningful to me because there has been times in my journey when I didn’t think it was possible to become a IBCLC. There were times when I have been discouraged. My mentor's memory and this scholarship gives me the hope and motivation to keep pushing and pressing towards my goal no matter how hard it gets.

About the Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship

Pacify is committed to playing an active role in promoting diversity within the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) community. Our scholarship, which we award with partners across the country, covers up to $1000 of the costs associated with becoming a first-time IBCLC.

Learn more about our Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship here.

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