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Leveling Up in Lactation

Leveling Up in Lactation

By Erika Dudley
A podcast to highlight, amplify, and document the journey of Black Lactation Professionals. Hosted by Erika Dudley, IBCLC, tune in for a laid back, candid conversation with her colleagues about their journey through the Lactation profession.
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“I Know What Breastfeeding Did For Me.”-Courtney Polk, RN, IBCLC

Leveling Up in Lactation

“I Know What Breastfeeding Did For Me.”-Courtney Polk, RN, IBCLC

Leveling Up in Lactation

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“Onward”-Nekisha Killings MPH, IBCLC
Take a listen and hear how Nekisha Killings made her way into the lactation field and why community is our greatest resource. Trust me, it will blow you away! Press play and learn how she has BEEN Leveling Up in Lactation! Learn more and connect with Nikki at: connect@nekishakillings.com Nekisha Killings MPH, IBCLC Learn more about: The Melanated Mammary AlasTM and Nikki and Nikki Lactation Career Consultants Hosted by Erika Dudley, IBCLC, she created this podcast to highlight, amplify, and develop an audio hub for the journeys of Black Lactation Professionals. Join her every other Monday morning for about an hour as she has a laid back, candid conversation with Colleagues about their journeys through Lactation Land. Erika Dudley is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who began her career in lactation as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor after successfully pushing through barriers to breastfeed her son. Within a year she became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist then promoted to the Lead Breastfeeding Counselor. After becoming an IBCLC she transitioned into private practice where she owns Enriched Lactation. Enjoying the podcast? Be sure to follow, subscribe, review and share it with a friend! Learn more about the podcast: LevelingUpInLactation.com
46:23
May 23, 2022
“It Is A Flex”-Nichelle Clark IBCLC, CBS
Take a listen and hear how Nichelle Clark aka Pumpiana went from serving in the Navy and Corporate America to running her own private practice and embracing her authentic self. Press play and learn how she is Leveling Up in Lactation!     Learn more and connect with Nichelle at:   nichelle@sonshineandrainbowslactation.com Sonshine and Rainbows Lactation  Facebook support group: Black Breastfeeding Mamas Circle Group  Webinars taught by Nichelle:  Pumping is Breastfeeding. Period.  Rethinking the Definition of Breast/Chestfeeding: Where Does Pumping Fit In?  Hosted by Erika Dudley, IBCLC, she created this podcast to highlight, amplify, and develop an audio hub for the journeys of Black Lactation Professionals. Join her every other Monday morning for about an hour as she has a laid back, candid conversation with Colleagues about their journeys through Lactation Land. Erika Dudley is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who began her career in lactation as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor after successfully pushing through barriers to breastfeed her son. Within a year she became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist then promoted to the Lead Breastfeeding Counselor. After becoming an IBCLC she transitioned into private practice where she owns Enriched Lactation. Enjoying the podcast? Be sure to follow, subscribe, review and share it with a friend! Learn more about the podcast: LevelingUpInLactation.com
56:39
May 09, 2022
"Increase My Value"-Tikara Cannon, MPH, CBS, PPD
Take a listen and hear how Tikara Cannon is working in the waiting room on her way to be an IBCLC. Press play and learn how she is Leveling Up in Lactation!   Learn more and connect with Tikara at:  info@milkandcradle.com Milk and Cradle LLC *Trigger warning*: infertility and pregnancy loss discussed during episode. Hosted by Erika Dudley, IBCLC, she created this podcast to highlight, amplify, and develop an audio hub for the journeys of Black Lactation Professionals. Join her every other Monday morning for about an hour as she has a laid back, candid conversation with Colleagues about their journeys through Lactation Land. Erika Dudley is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who began her career in lactation as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor after successfully pushing through barriers to breastfeed her son. Within a year she became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist then promoted to the Lead Breastfeeding Counselor. After becoming an IBCLC she transitioned into private practice where she owns Enriched Lactation. Enjoying the podcast? Be sure to follow, subscribe, review and share it with a friend! Learn more about the podcast: LevelingUpInLactation.com
39:35
April 25, 2022
"Ripple Effect"-Deidra Washington IBCLC, CLC
Take a listen and hear how Deidra Washington went from Collegiate Athlete, Coach, Nutritionist and THEN into the world of lactation. Press play and learn how she is Leveling Up in Lactation!   Learn more and connect with Deidra at:  deidra@loveontopbirth.com  Hosted by Erika Dudley, IBCLC, she created this podcast to highlight, amplify, and develop an audio hub for the journeys of Black Lactation Professionals. Join her every other Monday morning for about an hour as she has a laid back, candid conversation with Colleagues about their journeys through Lactation Land.  Erika Dudley is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who began her career in lactation as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor after successfully pushing through barriers to breastfeed her son. Within a year she became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist then promoted to the Lead Breastfeeding Counselor. After becoming an IBCLC she transitioned into private practice where she owns Enriched Lactation. Enjoying the podcast? Be sure to follow, subscribe, review and share it with a friend! Learn more about the podcast: LevelingUpInLactation.com
52:43
April 11, 2022
“If Not Me Then Who?”-Nikki Greenaway FNP-C, IBCLC
Take a listen and hear what has kept Nurse Nikki going in this lactation space for 15 years. Press play and learn how she is Leveling Up in Lactation!   Learn more and connect with Nikki at:  Nurse Nikki NP nikki@nursenikkinp.com  Hosted by Erika Dudley, IBCLC, she created this podcast to highlight, amplify, and develop an audio hub for the journeys of Black Lactation Professionals. Join her every Monday morning for about an hour as she has a laid back, candid conversation with Colleagues about their journeys through Lactation Land. Erika Dudley is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who began her career in lactation as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor after successfully pushing through barriers to breastfeed her son. Within a year she became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist then promoted to the Lead Breastfeeding Counselor. After becoming an IBCLC she transitioned into private practice where she owns Enriched Lactation. Enjoying the podcast? Be sure to follow, subscribe, review and share it with a friend! Learn more about the podcast: LevelingUpInLactation.com
01:00:16
March 21, 2022
Bonus Episode-Announcement!
Tune in to hear more about my day to day life as an IBCLC and an update on the podcast. Learn more about the podcast at levelingupinlactation.com
05:54
March 17, 2022
“God Ordained”-Danielle Freeman, LPN, IBCLC
Take a listen and hear how Danielle kept the faith after failing an exam that would prove to be apart of God's plan for more. Press play and learn how she is Leveling Up in Lactation!  Learn more and connect with Danielle at:  Milkin' Melanin info@milkinmelanin.com Hosted by Erika Dudley, IBCLC, she created this podcast to highlight, amplify, and develop an audio hub for the journeys of Black Lactation Professionals. Join her every Monday morning for about 45mins as she has a laid back, candid conversation with Colleagues about their journeys through Lactation Land. Erika Dudley is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who began her career in lactation as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor after successfully pushing through barriers to breastfeed her son. Within a year she became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist then promoted to the Lead Breastfeeding Counselor. After becoming an IBCLC she transitioned into private practice where she owns Enriched Lactation Enjoying the podcast? Be sure to follow, subscribe and share it with a friend! Learn more about the podcast: Leveling Up In Lactation
01:13:44
March 07, 2022
“It’s Not too Late to Pivot.”- Erika Dudley, IBCLC, CBS
Tune in to hear MY journey of becoming an IBCLC in two years. Settle in, it’s a lengthy but good episode!  Resources mentioned: Nikki & Nikki Lactation- https://www.nikkiandnikkiibclc.org/ Sophia- https://www.sophia.org/ Modern States- https://modernstates.org/ LER- https://www.lactationtraining.com/ Centre of Excellence- https://www.centreofexcellence.com/ The Future of Lactation Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thefutureoflactation/?ref=share  Hosted by Erika Dudley, IBCLC, she created this podcast to highlight, amplify, and develop an audio hub for the journeys of Black Lactation Professionals. Join her every Monday morning for about 45mins as she has a laid back, candid conversation with Colleagues about their journeys through Lactation Land. Erika Dudley is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who began her career in lactation as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor after successfully pushing through barriers to breastfeed her son. Within a year she became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist then promoted to the Lead Breastfeeding Counselor. After becoming an IBCLC she transitioned into private practice where she owns Enriched Lactation (https://enrichedlactation.com/)  Enjoying the podcast? Be sure to follow, subscribe and share it with a friend! Learn more about the podcast: https://levelingupinlactation.com/
01:18:31
February 21, 2022
“I Know What Breastfeeding Did For Me.”-Courtney Polk, RN, IBCLC
Take a listen and hear how Courtney’s childhood dream lead her into this field and how she is Leveling Up in Lactation! Learn more and connect with Courtney at: https://www.rnibclc.com/ Hosted by Erika Dudley, IBCLC, she created this podcast to highlight, amplify, and develop an audio hub for the journeys of Black Lactation Professionals. Join her every Monday morning for about 45mins as she has a laid back, candid conversation with Colleagues about their journeys through Lactation Land. Erika Dudley is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who began her career in lactation as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor after successfully pushing through barriers to breastfeed her son. Within a year she became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist then promoted to the Lead Breastfeeding Counselor. After becoming an IBCLC she transitioned into private practice where she owns Enriched Lactation (enrichedlactation.com) Enjoying the podcast? Be sure to follow, subscribe and share it with a friend! Learn more about the podcast: https://levelingupinlactation.com/
59:24
October 05, 2021
“Divine Intervention” - with Bianca Nash-Miot, CLC
Take a listen and hear how Bianca used her transferable skills to pivot into Lactation Land and how she is Leveling Up in Lactation! Learn more and connect with Bianca at: https://www.facebook.com/111462573951103/ Hosted by Erika Dudley, IBCLC, she created this podcast to highlight, amplify, and develop an audio hub for the journeys of Black Lactation Professionals. Join her every Monday morning for about 45mins as she has a laid back, candid conversation with Colleagues about their journeys through Lactation Land. Erika Dudley is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who began her career in lactation as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor after successfully pushing through barriers to breastfeed her son. Within a year she became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist then promoted to the Lead Breastfeeding Counselor. After becoming an IBCLC she transitioned into private practice where she owns Enriched Lactation (enrichedlactation.com) Enjoying the podcast? Be sure to follow, subscribe and share it with a friend! Learn more about the podcast: https://levelingupinlactation.com/
56:20
September 10, 2021
“Make The System Work For You” with Whitney Dula, IBCLC, CBS
Take a listen and hear how Whitney transitioned from fashion design to Lactation Land and is Leveling Up in Lactation! Learn more and connect with Whitney at: https://www.themamasdula.com/ Hosted by Erika Dudley, IBCLC, she created this podcast to highlight, amplify, and develop an audio hub for the journeys of Black Lactation Professionals. Join her every Monday morning for about 45mins as she has a laid back, candid conversation with Colleagues about their journeys through Lactation Land. Erika Dudley is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who began her career in lactation as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor after successfully pushing through barriers to breastfeed her son. Within a year she became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist then promoted to the Lead Breastfeeding Counselor. After becoming an IBCLC she transitioned into private practice where she owns Enriched Lactation (enrichedlactation.com) Enjoying the podcast? Be sure to follow, subscribe and share it with a friend! Learn more about the podcast: https://levelingupinlactation.com/
55:36
August 30, 2021
“All The Things” with Aimbriel Lasley, IBCLC
Take a listen and hear how Aimbriel has been Leveling Up in Lactation from teaching breastfeeding classes at Babies R Us to private practice! Learn more and connect with Aimbriel at: https://www.holisticlactationcare.com/ Learn more about Black Mama Vegan: https://www.blackmamavegan.com/ Hosted by Erika Dudley, IBCLC, she created this podcast to highlight, amplify, and develop an audio hub for the journeys of Black Lactation Professionals. Join her every Monday morning for about 45mins as she has a laid back, candid conversation with Colleagues about their journeys through Lactation Land. Erika Dudley is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who began her career in lactation as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor after successfully pushing through barriers to breastfeed her son. Within a year she became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist then promoted to the Lead Breastfeeding Counselor. After becoming an IBCLC she transitioned into private practice where she owns Enriched Lactation (enrichedlactation.com) Enjoying the podcast? Be sure to follow, subscribe and share it with a friend! Learn more about the podcast: https://levelingupinlactation.com/
39:13
August 23, 2021
“Don’t wait. Just do it.” with Lydia O. Boyd, IBCLC, CLE, Doula
Take a listen and hear how Lydia has been Leveling Up in Lactation for more than a decade! Learn more and connect with Lydia at: https://lydiaoboyd.com/ Learn more about The B.L.A.C.K Course: https://theblackcourse.com/ Hosted by Erika Dudley, IBCLC, she created this podcast to highlight, amplify, and develop an audio hub for the journeys of Black Lactation Professionals. Join me every Monday morning for about 45mins as she has a laid back, candid conversation with Colleagues about their journeys through Lactation Land. Erika Dudley is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who began her career in lactation as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor after successfully pushing through barriers to breastfeed her son. Within a year she became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist then promoted to the Lead Breastfeeding Counselor. After becoming an IBCLC she transitioned into private practice where she owns Enriched Lactation (enrichedlactation.com) Enjoying the podcast? Be sure to follow, subscribe and share it with a friend! Learn more about the podcast: https://levelingupinlactation.com/
34:48
August 16, 2021
Generational Health, Honey with Jada Wingo-Metcalf, CBPC, CBS, Doula
Take a listen and hear how Jada is working her way to becoming an IBCLC and how she has been Leveling Up in Lactation! Learn more and connect with Jada at: https://milkandhoneycoatl.com and join her Facebook group “Future IBCLCs of Color” if you are BIPOC and need support on your journey. Hosted by Erika Dudley, IBCLC, she created this podcast to highlight, amplify, and develop an audio hub for the journeys of Black Lactation Professionals. Join her every Monday morning for about 45mins as she has a laid back, candid conversation with Colleagues about their journeys through Lactation Land. Erika Dudley is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who began her career in lactation as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor after successfully pushing through barriers to breastfeed her son. Within a year she became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist then promoted to the Lead Breastfeeding Counselor. After becoming an IBCLC she transitioned into private practice where she owns Enriched Lactation (enrichedlactation.com) Enjoying the podcast? Be sure to follow, subscribe and share it with a friend! Learn more about the podcast: https://levelingupinlactation.com/
46:57
August 09, 2021
“Hold Steady” with Chanelle Andrews, IBCLC, CBS
Take a listen and hear how Chanelle maneuvered her way to becoming an IBCLC in our debut episode! Learn more and connect with Chanelle at: https://heymamalpc.com/ Hosted by Erika Dudley, IBCLC, she created this podcast to highlight, amplify, and develop an audio hub for the journeys of Black Lactation Professionals. Join me every Monday morning for about 45mins as she has a laid back, candid conversation with Colleagues about their journeys through Lactation Land. Erika Dudley is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who began her career in lactation as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor after successfully pushing through barriers to breastfeed her son. Within a year she became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist then promoted to the Lead Breastfeeding Counselor. After becoming an IBCLC she transitioned into private practice where she owns Enriched Lactation (enrichedlactation.com) Enjoying the podcast? Be sure to follow, subscribe and share it with a friend! Learn more about the podcast: https://levelingupinlactation.com/
49:55
August 02, 2021
Coming Soon: Leveling Up in Lactation
Hosted by Erika Dudley, IBCLC, take a listen to a sneak peek and learn what to expect when full episodes debut in August 2021! I created this podcast to highlight, amplify, and develop an audio hub for the journeys of Black Lactation Professionals. Join me every Monday morning for about 45mins as I have a laid back, candid conversation with Colleagues about their journeys through Lactation Land. Erika Dudley is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who began her career in lactation as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor after successfully pushing through barriers to breastfeed her son. Within a year she became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist then promoted to the Lead Breastfeeding Counselor. After becoming an IBCLC she transitioned into private practice where she owns Enriched Lactation (enrichedlactation.com)
00:52
July 19, 2021