Danielle Freeman is Licensed Practical Nurse, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant the owner and founder of Milkin’ Melanin Lactation Services. Services include prenatal breastfeeding classes, virtual consults, and home visits for most of Connecticut. In addition to private practice, she also works at Manchester Memorial Hospital as an IBCLC.
Her love for supporting moms and babies was born when she was recruited to become a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in November 2018 at Yale New Haven Hospital after having breastfed her own children. She has since worked with hundreds of families helping them to establish and reach their feeding goals. She is extremely passionate about the support she provides and believes in equitable, collaborative care.
Danielle was recently selected as a Board Member for the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition. She was also a member and co-facilitator of the New Haven Breastfeeding Task Force to increase the breastfeeding initiation and duration rates among African American moms.
Danielle is married and has three amazing children who were all breastfed. The lack of professional support when nursing her own children, was an additional motivating factor for creating Milkin’ Melanin Lactation Services. She wants to be able to provide the support that she did not receive. Feel free to contact Danielle directly to learn more about the services she offers.
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