Kathi Barber

About me

Introduction Hello! I’m Kathi Barber. For the past thirteen years I’ve been committed to the protection and promotion of breastfeeding. In addition to working at Lansinoh, I founded the African American Breastfeeding Alliance (AABA) to address the breastfeeding disparity in the African American community. I also wrote The Black Woman’s Guide to Breastfeeding, the first book addressing the specific needs of African American women. I was a Consultant on the National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign of the Office of Women's Health’s (OWH) and I speak at a number of professional seminars across the country on effective outreach, the impact of health care professionals' support, breastfeeding in the African American community, and a host of other breastfeeding topics. I’m a Certified Lactation Educator and Counselor (CLEC) and a LLLI trained Peer Counselor Program Administrator. My pride and joy are my two children, ages 13 and 11, whom I nursed for two years and seventeen months respectively. Currently, I am writing my second book on breastfeeding, with a focus on cultural competency.