Kathi Barber

About me

Gender Female
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.