The American Academy of Lactation Policy & Practice has issued 2019 demographic data about CLCs in the US and territories that echoes a report recently published by ROSE and HealthConnect One titled Saving Tomorrow Today: An African American Breastfeeding Blueprint calling for more support to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration among black women.
The results show that:
- 8% of CLCs identify as Non-Hispanic White or Euro-American
- 10% of CLCs identify as Black, AfroCaribbean, or African American
Since the lactation provider field has been – and continues to be – largely white, the report highlights the need to increase the number of CLCs, specifically CLCs of color who are equipped to meet the support needs of African American mothers.
Other findings featured in the report include CLC gender, age, credentials and workplace settings.
Data in the report are based on demographic information collected from 13,299 current CLCs. ALPP plans to update the report annually to more accurately reflect CLC demographics. To download this year’s report, click here.