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Breaking the cycle
Implicit bias among healthcare professionals, cultural stigma and mis-education related to lactation care add to low breastfeeding rates among Black women in the US. As a research based organization our mission is rooted in education for both mothers and health professionals.
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You’re a mama on the go! We understand the daily demands of life and are here for you via phone, text or video!
Research shows us
Maternal wellness disparities among black and brown women in the U.S continue to rise, while rates overall show a decline. Globally, The U.S is the only industrialized nation where black and brown maternal health is getting worse.
Your journey is 360
Our team of lactation professionals know that your breastfeeding journey is 360. Project Milk Mission specializes in addressing pre-existing health conditions, daily activities, eating habits and social disparities that may inhibit successful breastfeeding.
Katrina Jones brings over a decade of healthcare experience that includes marketing, patient and client advocacy. As a mother of 4 beautiful girls, she is an advocate of breastfeeding and communicates her passion through local events and engaging partnerships. Katrina is also a Certified Diversity Lactation Instructor (CDLI) and Safe Sleep Ambassador .
Kendra Valton is a dedicated mother of two and Certified Lactation Consultant. Kendra is one of Project Milk Missions founders and since 2017 has been an advocate for equitable maternal healthcare for all moms. With more than five years of evidence based experience in breastfeeding education, Kendra served as a subject matter expert for Project Milk Mission's CDLI curriculum.
Gina VanCant, MA, CLC, is a co-founder of Project Milk Mission and a passionate advocate for breastfeeding. She holds a Masters of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of Akron and a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Toledo. Gina is also a Certified Lactation Counselor.
In addition to her role as co-founder, she serves as the training facilitator for their certified diversity lactation instructor training, where she helps to prepare the next generation of lactation professionals to provide culturally competent care to diverse populations.
Luisa Concepcion is a student volunteer at the Project Milk Mission. After undergoing medical and pediatric residency training in the Philippines, she decided to pursue further studies in public nutrition. She is especially interested in improving community health outcomes of infants through maternal and early infant nutrition. She is currently a Public Health Nutrition graduate student at Case Western Reserve University.