Telika Howard CD (DTI), IBCLC
I am a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula through Doula Training International and Certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLC) and I have 17 years of experience with birth and breastfeeding. I successfully breastfed 7 children including a set of twins and had a variety of birthing experiences such as unmedicated, medicated, and c-section. 17 years ago I started teaching about birth and breastfeeding and doing postpartum work as a maternal-infant health outreach worker in Memphis, TN, I then went on to volunteer my time educating and sharing about birth and breastfeeding at local community events. I became a board member of Shelby County Breastfeeding Coalition and I also worked as a breastfeeding peer counselor in labor and delivery and NICU departments at Regional One Medical Center hospital. After I moved back home to Chicago, I continued my work with birth and breastfeeding through Birthways Chicago doulas, Chicago Family Doulas and Chicago Volunteer Doulas(winning their on-call doula award) as well as becoming a board member of Breastfeed Chicago. I currently am a doula for Family Focus community doula program as well.