Diversity in Lactation Scholarship Recipient – Meet Keshia

Pacify is thrilled to announce that we have awarded the Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship to our winner in Tennessee, Keshia Miller!     Read more about Keshia and why she’s excited to become an IBCLC. Why I Want to Be an IBCLC What made you want to become an IBCLC? I love working with pediatric patients. Within the past few …

How Pacify Helps Families of Color

For the final post in Pacify’s Black Breastfeeding Week Series, IBCLC and Pacify provider Tonya Daniel and Chief Clinical Officer Melanie Silverman discuss how Pacify can help families of color. “Every time somebody calls is, to them, an emergency – we can’t erase their perception that this is critical…. Pacify solves that.  If I need some help, I can push …

How Can IBCLCs Support Women of Color?

The first step towards helping women of color who want to breastfeed is to ask them what they need. Though it may seem simple, this step is too often left out of traditional healthcare, explains Pacify provider and IBCLC Tonya Daniel.   She talks with Chief Clinical Officer Melanie Silverman about why new parents have different infant feeding needs, and how …

Diversity in Lactation Scholarship Recipient – Meet Alexa

Pacify is thrilled to announce that we have awarded the Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship to our winner in Kentucky, Alexa Deajurenaria Hughes!     Read more about Alexa and why she’s excited to become an IBCLC. Why I Want to Be an IBCLC

Disrupting the Black Breastfeeding Narrative

Black parents who want to breastfeed need providers who understand its cultural and historical significance in the Black community. For hundreds of years, Black women were forced to breastfeed the children of people who enslaved them. Now, providers can help empower families with culturally sensitive support, explains Pacify provider and IBCLC Tonya Daniel.  Watch her conversation with Chief Clinical Officer …

Kicking off Black Breastfeeding Week

Black Breastfeeding Week kicks off today, amid a much larger conversation about health equity and racial disparities in care. In this week’s Breastfeeding Leadership Series interview, Pacify provider and IBCLC Tonya Daniel explains to Chief Clinical Officer Melanie Silverman how Black Breastfeeding Week can raise awareness about reducing health disparities through compassionate care and cultural familiarity.  “[Black Breastfeeding Week] elevates …

Diversity in Lactation Scholarship Recipient – Meet Ashley!

Pacify is thrilled to announce that we have awarded the Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship to our winner in Missouri, Ashley Haden-Peaches!     Read more about Ashley and why she’s excited to become an IBCLC. Why I Want to Be an IBCLC What made you want to become an IBCLC? By securing my IBCLC, I hope to expand on the …