MelaMama Maternal Wellness Incorporated is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization established 2022 and owned and operated by a mother, registered nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. MelaMama provides in-home, office visits, and virtual telehealth lactation consultations utilizing a peer-to-mother methodology to serve underrepresented mothers of color. Our mission is effectively to reduce the high infant and maternal mortality rates in the State of Indiana amongst the underserved communities by providing lactation and postpartum education and support through providing women of color who are currently or planning to breastfeed with holistic education (breastfeeding management, nutrition, infant growth and development), counseling, hands-on assistance and problem solving in a friendly, safe and inclusive environment.
MelaMama LLC was established June 2020 during the pandemic in a time where access to quality lactation education and support was scarce. MelaMama Maternal Wellness Incorporated was developed in an effort to provide more support for women of color and the underserved communities. Since 2020, MelaMama has become a trusted name within the community by building strong rapport with mothers and providing clear, evidenced-based and culturally appropriate education through several modalities including social media platforms to distribute creative and novel educational videos on milk production, alleviating stress on motherhood, and strategies on how partners can support a breastfeeding mother.
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