IBCLC Lactation Consultant

IBCLC Lactation Consultant

Nekisha Killings

Nekisha Killings MPH, CLC, IBCLC, RLC is a private practice lactation consultant, lactation equity strategist, writer, speaker, and public health professional. She spent 5 years in consumer-packaged goods marketing and community partnership building, followed by a decade of public relations and ghostwriting for budding authors. She found her life’s work in lactation support and equity through her own experiences as a first-time mother.

Nekisha currently serves as Director of Equity and Inclusion at Lactation Education Resources, sits on the Advisory Board for Maternal and Child Health programs at Union Institute and University, and has founded multiple La Leche League (LLL) groups.

While pursuing her Master of Public Health degree, Nekisha conducted research in areas such as The Global Environmental Impacts of Not Breastfeeding and How Ethnotheories Impact Mothers's Breastfeeding Decisions Across Cultures. Nekisha continues to perform research, write, and speak on the topics of Breastfeeding Equity, Avoiding Cultural HubrisTM in Lactation Support, Historical Trauma and and Breastfeeding, and Compassionate BreastSide MannerTM for the Lactation Supporter.

Nekisha is an active duty military spouse who was named Joan Orr Air Force Space and Missile Systems Spouse of the Year in 2014 for her significant contributions to the military community through her breastfeeding support work and for founding of the Breastfeeding Military Coin Recognition Ceremony at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.

Nekisha resides in Los Angeles, California where she runs her private practice, hosts lactation support groups for underserved communities, and home-educates her three daughters.