Community Breastfeeding Educator Program
Through a joint collaboration with Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, MilkWorks and the Asian Community and Cultural Center, culturally diverse mothers, trained as Community Breastfeeding Educators (CBEs), are available to provide peer to peer breastfeeding support to mothers in their homes and communities. Community Breastfeeding Educators help new mothers and mothers new to America with challenges they may face on their breastfeeding journeys. In this video the educators talk about the challenges they faced as new moms. Find breastfeeding information in a choice of languages from this playlist.
MilkWorks, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the breastfeeding journeys of every family, provides oversight, mentoring, training, and support for the CBEs. Kathy Leeper, MD, a breastfeeding medicine specialist, and medical director at MilkWorks, leads a staff of lactation specialists that include Certified Lactation Counselors (CBCs) and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs). Currently, 37 CBEs offer peer counseling in 27 languages.
Community Breastfeeding Educators are available to provide information and support on site at MilkWorks, Bluestem Health, Lincoln Family Medicine, El Centro de las Americas, the Asian Community and Cultural Center, and the Malone Community Center.
Learn more about some of the Lincoln Community Breastfeeding Educators