Advocacy and Education
- Black Women Do Breastfeed: Educate, support and advocate breastfeeding in Black communities. Join their Facebook group for online support, resources, and community
- Breastfeed Durham contact: The Black Maternal Health Team
- MAAME (Mobilizing African American Mothers through Empowerment) contact: Maya Jackson. MAAME provides birth and postpartum support, breastfeeding education, classes, and supplies on a sliding scale. Needs are determined by completing an intake form.
- Black Breastfeeding 360: A blog run by Kimberly Sears Allers with a resource library and articles archive on breastfeeding and parenting geared toward Black families.
- Whitney Robinson, Founder of The Renee has created the Support! Black Maternal Health Efforts Directory
- Angela Tatum Malloy, MAT, IBCLC, CLC, Doula; Director of Lactation/Lactation Consultant/Pathway 3 Lactation Mentor Fayetteville Breastfeeding Center 910.764.8314(office)
- Blackity Black Lactation Supporter DIRECTORY
- Momma’s Village-Fayetteville 910.764.8314
- Military Breastfeeding Network of Ft. Bragg
- Peer-to-peer breastfeeding support: Text Jahmekya (573-397-1101) or Carlita (912-856-7948) from Durham La Leche League (LLL). LLL supports all breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and human milk feeding families, inclusive of their race, ethnicity, immigration status, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, family structure, primary language, ability, or socio-economic status.
- Stephanie Crystal Whitaker self identify as a black woman, and is currently holding Wake County La Leche League meetings. The zoom link is consistent. Her plan is to hold three different meetings a month.
- Networking: Durham Mocha Moms: Co-President Taryn Beachler and Ca’Lecia Fleming, A support network for moms in Durham and the Triangle
- Equity Before Birth has a mssion to save the lives of Black birthing people and their infants and improve health outcomes by increasing access to critical services and support.
- Parenting Classes: Classes are offered by Welcome Baby, located at the Durham County Cooperative Extension. Contact the coordinator, Patience Mukelabai, (919) 560-7392, for info. All parents are welcome. Welcome Baby offer parenting support/parenting classes ages for 0-5 year , clothing closet for maternity clothing and kid’s clothes and gear, and car seat safety sessions. They host a monthly La Leche League Meeting (peer-to-peer breastfeeding support) with at least one Leader of color at every meeting (meetings have moved online).
- Spirit House
- Village of Wisdom
- Birth and Beyond, LLC: Briana Smith is a Birth & Postpartum Doula, Sibling & Family Doula, Childbirth & Early Parenting Educator, and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist. 919-239-1613
- Durham Volunteer Doulas: Ana Gomeez provide doula care at no cost to pregnant individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford doula services. We support individuals who are eligible for programs like presumptive Medicaid, Medicaid, or WIC based on their family income and those experiencing other barriers to care.
- Birthing While Black Fund., Melanie Patrick, (919) 864-8361, Mothers of color fund to support mothers with doula; lactation support after birth.
- June Eric-Udorie is an independent Durham birth doula. Doula services are prioritized for free for low-income, people of color (POC), differently abled individuals, single-parent, and LGBTQ+ families.
- Sankofa Birth & Women’s Care PLLC: 1412 Hudson Ave, Durham, North Carolina 27705, (919) 299-3050Services: Waterbirth, Placenta Encapsulation, Belly Binding and Well Woman Care
- Start of Life, Andora Pyatt Pyatt, 984-208-6034 Prenatal, Virtual & Postpartum Support, affordable doula services for underserved communities
- Suckle in owned by Keya Brevard Durham Doula and Community Support
- Triangle Doulas of Color, Ste’Kira Shepperson , 540-267-5400, Pre & postpartum support
Maternal Fetal Medicine Provider
Maria Small, Maternal fetal medicine provider, Duke Hospital Maternal fetal medicine provider, Duke Hospital
Prenatal/Postpartum Mental Health
- Waite Psychological & Therapeutic Services: Selena Waite MA/CAS, LCMHC l 5316 Highgate Dr., Suite 221 Durham NC 27713 l l 919-885-4650
- Mind Over Melanin: Podcast on Black mental health
- Radical Healing: an intentional, radically inclusive, LGBTQ+ and People of Color centered, multiracial and multicultural campus for healing and wellness
National Advocacy Organizations:
- Black Mamas Matter: Resources and advocacy
- Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE): Breastfeeding advocacy, information and support for black women. Based in Atlanta. Annual conferences.
- Sister Song: Reproductive Justice advocacy and organizing organization based out of Atlanta with may leaders in Durham, NC.
EFT Tapping & breastfeeding:
- Damon Silas is a local EFT practitioner
- EFT Tapping for breastfeeding stress
- Tapping for breastfeeding Video
- EFT Gets to the Emotional Root of Painful Breastfeeding
- EFT for breastfeeding mothers
- EFT/Tapping – Birth and Baby Academy
- Tapping for Mums