Lactation Management Training: From Novice to Expert

Sekeita Lewis-Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC, IBCLC

Sekeita Lewis-JohnsonDr. Sekeita Lewis-Johnson is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and Birth Doula. For over 20 years, her primary focus has been labor and delivery and maternal-child nursing. Sekeita served on the Baby-Friendly Collaborative Committee at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan which received its’ Baby-Friendly Hospital designation in April 2018. On May 2, 2019, Dr. Lewis-Johnson graduated from Wayne State University where she earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree and Nursing Education Certificate. She is one of the Founding Members of Southeast Michigan IBCLCs of Color and owner of Mommy and Me Lactation Consulting, LLC. She is the former President of Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association in Detroit, Michigan, and she serves her community by volunteering on the Beloved Community Initiative’s leadership team in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Dr. Lewis-Johnson has received multiple awards during her career. Most recently in 2017 she was awarded ‘IBCLC of the Decade’ by Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association, and received ‘The Peoples’ Choice Award’ from The Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners for her poster presentation entitled: Implicit Bias of Health Care Providers and Breastfeeding Disparities amongst African American Women. Dr. Lewis-Johnson is an avid advocate for equitable and just policies and practices especially related to black maternal-child health disparities. Passionate about maternal-child health and breastfeeding, she provides lactation and doula services within Metro-Detroit and surrounding areas. Her main goals are to prevent obstetrical harm and to assist breastfeeding families to achieve their desired feeding goals. She believes that breastfeeding self-efficacy, along with skilled and timely lactation support are key to breastfeeding success. Dr. Lewis-Johnson is the proud mother of 3 breastfed children and has first-hand knowledge regarding breastfeeding challenges.