Nasheeda Pollard, MPH, IBCLC

Lactation Goddess

Nasheeda Pollard is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), health educator, author of “Magical Milk” and owner of Lactation Goddess LLC. Nasheeda holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Masters of Public Health degree from Benedictine University. Her career in public health began more than 10 years ago as a youth nutrition educator promoting healthy eating for young children. Her focus shifted when she began working with pregnant women and families teaching prenatal and postpartum women critical strategies for having healthy pregnancies. She began to realize the lack of breastfeeding support for families within the community she served. Motivated by her personal belief that each family should have access to breastfeeding support. She continues her commitment to the field of lactation through her work as BAE Café support group facilitator Philadelphia chapter, Board member and co-chair of the lactation equity committee for the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition and, co-chair of the direct service committee for the Black Breastfeeding Caucus.