This collective was formed out of necessity. As an organization we endeavor to meet the unique needs for mentorship, fellowship and professional growth by IBCLC’s of Color in the Southeast Michigan region.

Virtual breastfeeding classes

Holding Space virtual, community-based support group

Mama’s Mobile Milk – human milk delivery to address maternal/infant separation

Community Milk-Sharing Depot

In Detroit, racial inequities lead to breastfeeding rates of about 30 percent for Black families with infant mortality more than twice the national average (1). Southeast Michigan IBCLC’s of Color (SEMI) consistently ‘show up’ for families by providing services, developing advocacy, leveraging relationships, and mentoring countless other professionals entering the field of Black maternal health work.