Black Breastfeeding Week Profiles

There is great work being done throughout California to promote, protect and encourage breastfeeding among Black women. For a sample of the women behind the work, check out our Black Breastfeeding Week profiles. If you know of people or projects that should be highlighted as well, let us know by emailing

Adia Gipson, Sacramento

Adia Gipson: Expanding Support Services in Sacramento County

Adia Gipson, MA, IBCLC
County: Sacramento
Affiliation: Dignity Health

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Toncé Jackson, Los Angeles

Toncé Jackson: Raising a Village in Los Angeles

Toncé Jackson, MPH, RDN, CLE
County: Los Angeles
Affiliation: PHFE WIC, a Program of Heluna Health
Info: CinnaMoms

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Brandi Jordan, Los Angeles

Brandi Jordan: Helping Moms Feel Seen and Heard in Los Angeles County

Brandi Jordan, MSW, IBCLC
County: Los Angeles
Affiliation: The Cradle Company, National Association for Birth Workers of Color (NABWOC)

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Devona Robertson, Riverside

Devona Robertson: A Holistic Approach to Breastfeeding Support in Riverside County

Devona Robertson, IBCLC
County: Riverside
Affiliation: Riverside University Health System Public Health WIC Program - Sistah Connection

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Allana Samuel, Alameda

Allana Samuel: Showing Successful Outreach in Alameda County

Allana Samuel, IBCLC
County: Alameda
Affiliation: Alameda County WIC

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Monique Sims, Solano and Contra Costa

Monique Sims - Making Strides in Solano and Contra Costa Counties

Monique Sims, DrPH, RD, IBCLC
County: Solano and Contra Costa
Affiliation: WIC & A More Excellent Way Health

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