COMMITED TO THE CAUSE
I am currently the group leader of WBBC. I am a mother a 4 year old boy and newborn girl. My passion for breastfeeding began with my 14 month nursing journey with my son, which inspired me to help other women reach their nursing goals. Since then, I have done research, training, support and advocated for mothers of color to breastfeed. I am currently pursuing my IBCLC certification, while also providing support to pregnant and nursing mothers in community!
I am a mother, doula, and creative. I have a teenage young man and a newborn son. My breastfeeding journey with my first son was inspired by my mother and grandmothers, now that I have experience I will embark on this journey again soon. I want to encourage other mothers, especially within the black community to make breastfeeding their healthy choice for the sake of their children. I learned it’s the healthiest and actually easiest way to nurture a child. Yes, it does take time but it’s worth it and I can see not only the benefits it has had on my son’s health overall, but also the benefits it had for myself at that time. This is why I joined the WBBC, to educate and be of guidance for women of color.
I am an esthetician and a mom to a 2 year old little girl. I found my love for breastfeeding through my own personal journey. I enjoyed breastfeeding so much that during those 16 months of breastfeeding my daughter my progress made me eager to help other moms have a successful journey as well. I realized soon after I had to take teaching breastfeeding further. I am currently on course to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Doula and my goal is to educate women of color through their birthing and breastfeeding journeys
ANTOINETTE ELAINE HORN
My passion for breastfeeding comes from the sense of protection, love and closeness, encouraging an emotional bond and attachment which is vital for your baby's development. Breastfeeding provides an unbeatable nourishment to your newborn and as a first response it protects against allergies, sickness, and infections. You're providing the comfort of skin-to-skin contact while showing your baby that you are there to care for them, no matter what. Although this passion comes from a personal standpoint there is nothing like the bond that you will share with your child through “Liquid Gold”.
I am an accidental extended breast feeder. I set a goal with my first son of 6 months, I knew that it was important and although I was reluctant, I was fortunate to be very supported at home and at work. Fast forward to two kids and a total of 6 years of breastfeeding. I want to be an example to black and brown mothers that breastfeeding is possible and I am here to offer support, encouragement, tips and tricks and sometimes just an ear and a shoulder to cry on. Let’s create a safe judgment free zone that allows all mothers to feel supported and heard in the breastfeeding journey.
I am a Registered Nurse and business owner who was born and raised in Wichita, KS. I have a 2-month-old son named Gabriel that I breastfeed. I am an advocate for breastfeeding mothers whether you chose to nurse, or pump. My goal is to share information and encourage breastfeeding among black mothers in my community. Breast milk gives our children a healthy start with all the required nutrients to grow into healthy adults. With the involvement of the Wichita Black Breastfeeding Coalition, the population of black, breastfeeding mothers will flourish.
When I found out I was pregnant with my first born; the immediate need to protect and give her the best was eminent. I wanted to make sure she had the best nutrients to help her grow strongly and nourish her properly. Giving her a healthy start was one of the best actions I could do for her. The breastfeeding benefits for mommy was icing on the cake! I was able to successfully breastfeed her for 32 months and going on 5 months with my son. I am here with WBBC to help encourage other women on their special breastfeeding journey(s) in whatever way they need. There are trials and tribulations to this massive job … the best part is knowing you are aiding positively in their development.