A Change is Gonna Come: Effecting Real Change to Support Black Families in Feeding Human Milk

Chanelle Andrews BA, CBS, IBCLC, PMH-C
Course description
Let’s have an honest discussion about the breastfeeding disparities affecting the Black community and what we can do to improve them. A change is gonna come and WE are the change agents for which we are waiting.
Meet the Instructor

Chanelle Andrews BA, CBS, IBCLC, PMH-C

Chanelle Andrews is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and educator hailing from New Jersey, USA. She is, at her core, an avid supporter of parents and communities. Chanelle has a passion for the “aha!” moments and providing people with the education and information they need to make the best decisions for their families and their goals.

Chanelle spends her time volunteering for local community breastfeeding organizations, counseling families about breast and chestfeeding, and learning new cookie recipes. Her Bachelor of Arts degrees in education and writing arts come in handy, particularly when she engages in building a strong foundation for individuals, community organizations, and professional organizations to succeed. When not changing the landscape of lactation, Chanelle can be found baking cookies & pastries in her cozy kitchen, parenting her tiny humans, and exploring new flavors by supporting local restaurants with her husband. 
Patrick Jones - Course author

Learners say 

Chanelle did a wonderful job pulling together the facts and creating a well-documented and well-presented webinar. Lots of food for thought about implicit bias. 

-Stephanie Sosnowski, BS, IBCLC, RLC; ICCE

Refreshingly authentic and engaging approach to a very important topic in lactation care!! 

-Kelly MacMillan, BSN, RN, IBCLC

Chanelle's class was not only informative but engaging and fun! I really enjoyed how she touched on "taboo" or less talked about topics like birth control & breastfeeding. 

- Chalé Turner, doula

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Knowledge Gap
Participants are unable to make effective changes in their current practices due to an inability to set and implement small organizational goals toward change.


Learners will demonstrate the ability to identify key concerns in supporting Black, human milk families


Learners will demonstrate the ability to evaluate current policies in place at their facilities to improve support and education for Black families


Learners will demonstrate the ability to develop plans to address their own professional barriers and biases to better support Black families
IBLCE Content Outline
V. Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology 
A. Birth Practices
E. Family Lifestyle
F. Identifying Support Networks
L. Cultural Awareness
VII. Clinical Skills 
B4. Educating Mothers and Families
B6. Emotional Support
B7. Empowerment

Course Lessons

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