Lena Smith

Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association

My name is Lena Smith and I am a mother of two boys, ages 1 and 4 years old. I have come into contact with BMBFA through the WIC office in Detroit and I loved how open and welcoming the environment is. Through BMBFA, I was able to have a doula for my second pregnancy, and I still have a sister-like relationship with my doula to this day. She gave me the confidence to have a natural birth and to have encouragement to say no to anything outside of my birth plan. I use that same confidence in my daily life and I’m currently in the beginning stages of an apparel brand that holds all my passions together. BMBFA is a godsend and offers services and resources that are deeply needed, especially in the black community of Detroit.