Founded in 2022, Paving The Way: Diversity In Lactation, Inc has made a tremendous impact thanks to the help of community organizations such as the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition and CT Department of Public Health. The core of our work lies in creating a diverse lactation work field to provide culturally relevant care to BIPOC families.
Are you a BIPOC birth or lactation professional and want to further your career in the field? Have you had a desire to learn more about breastfeeding and increase the level of care that you can provide to families?
Learning about the requirements to become a Lactation Consultant can be confusing and expensive. You don’t have to do it alone. We can help! Our program offers guidance and financial assistance to support you on your journey towards becoming a Lactation Consultant. We have connections with local hospitals and private practices to provide mentorship.
The application window closed January 31, 2023.
Please send us a message using the contact form below if you wish to learn more or be put on our waitlist for January 2024.
Our New IBCLCs
"Paving The Way has been instrumental to me. Not only am I recredentialed as an IBCLC, I’m now part of a movement to support breastfeeding families in my own community and to be supported on my journey."
Dionne L., New Haven