Lactation Management Training: From Novice to Expert

Live Q & A with Nikki & Nikki

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LER Live! Session
08.05.2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Celebrating International Breastfeeding Week during a Global Crisis (Tell us how you are celebrating this year!)

Free pre-registration is required.

This session is open to all who provide lactation support, from peer supporters to IBCLCs.

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These live Q and A sessions do not qualify for CERPs.

Led by:
Nikki Hunter Greenaway, FNP-C, IBCLC, RLC. Nikki provides care in the community setting in New Orleans, Louisiana and is an expert in providing lactation care during emergencies.

Nekisha Killings, MPH, IBCLC, RLC. Nekisha is LER's Director of Equity and Inclusion and an expert in providing community support via telehealth.

With Special Guests:
Jasha Lyons Echo-Hawk
Jasha Lyons Echo-Hawk is a life-long justice seeker, community builder, and part-time marathoner. She is a proud tribal citizen of the Seminole Nation, as well as a member of the Pawnee, Iowa, Omaha, and Creek Nations. Jasha has organized in rural Oklahoma on such issues as access to healthcare, violence against women, breast/chestfeeding advocacy, birth justice, food sovereignty, gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform, equity in leadership, and as a former political candidate. She is a graduate of Northern Oklahoma College and Oklahoma State University. She has helped to found Native Breastfeeding Week and is a trained Birth Doula. She is currently a student midwife and an inaugural NDN Collective Changemaker fellow. Jasha maintains an active lifestyle with her husband, Bunky, and their four children.
Courtney Peyketewa (She, Her, Hers)
Courtney Peyketewa was born and raised in Oklahoma and identifies as Black and Native American. Her tribal affiliations include Seminole, Euchee, Creek and Zuni. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a Master’s degree in Adult Higher Education- Student Personnel and currently serves as the Learner Concierge for online student support in the Office of Student Advocacy at UCO.
Courtney is a mother to an energetic and bubbly 5 year old daughter name Carmen and is currently anticipating the arrival of a second daughter in October 2020. She is a breast/chest-feeding advocate who supports causes that raise awareness about breastfeeding and the need for support circles for mothers and caregivers throughout the feeding journey and experience. She currently serves on the planning committee for the Native Breastfeeding Week for 2020. Courtney was able to breastfeed her first child until age 3 and plans to breastfeed her second child however, this time doing so during a global pandemic.
Anita Mihtukwsun
Anita Mihtukwsun is an enrolled member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe, Band of the Mohicans, located in Wisconsin. She lives in Wisconsin with her four sons and works full time at the Stockbridge-Munsee Health & Wellness Center as a CHR/WIC Clerk. She is a Certified Lactation Specialist, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, and a member of the Native Breastfeeding Coalition of Wisconsin. Anita credits her mother for inspiration as her mother had breastfed six children, including a set of twins, and has been a source of support on her own journey as a mom of four. She feels it's important to educate communities, normalize breastfeeding, and help nursing mothers, especially those in the workforce with the extra challenges they may face. Anita thanks her team and community for working together to support and encourage the unique bond between nursing mothers and babies.
Mee-Kai Clark
Mee-Kai is a holistic wellness advocate. An enrolled citizen with the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, she is also a descends from Ponca, Omaha, and Otoe-Missouria people. Her cultural ties and participation in her indigenous communities are a driving force behind her passions of holistic wellness and food sovereignty. She promotes holistic wellness and food sovereignty through an indigenous lens with the belief that we have everything within us and around us that we need to heal. The work she does with her collective family at Thrive Unltd provides her with a safe space to share her story as a multiple trauma survivor and uplift holistic wellness as an approach to healing the impacts of historical, intergenerational, and personal trauma. As an intern seed keeper with the Pawnee Seed Preservation Project, she works with other seed keepers in rematriation of land, language, song, and ceremony. Her favorite work of contribution back to her communities are raising her four children in indigenous love so that they can break through barriers and thrive in their purpose.

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These live Q and A sessions do not qualify for CERPs.