“… is to support families in the Port City and surrounding areas by providing access to lactation resources, with a focus on promoting equity and diversity in order to normalize and celebrate human milk feeding in all its forms.”
The Port City Breastfeeding Project is a local grassroots organization consisting of parents and perinatal professionals who are dedicated to supporting and normalizing breastfeeding throughout Wilmington and the surrounding areas. We believe public health begins with breastfeeding and strive to help new parents achieve their desired goal through public awareness, education, and establishing community support. PCBP is known for projects and events such as Ban the Bags Project, The Big Latch On, educational movie screenings, Breastfeeding photo shoots and much more! This group signifies the amount of support it takes for families to raise their little ones.
“Mothers don’t fail to breastfeed. Communities fail to support women. It takes community to support a nursing mother.”-Susan Johnson
Olivia Rice, originally from San Diego assumed the role of Port City Breastfeeding Project Chair in February, 2019. Olivia comes to PCBP with a wealth of knowledge from her roles as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, La Leche League Leche League Leader and founder of Chocolate Milk of Wilmington. She is married with two daughters and has lived in Wilmington for six years. In her free time she enjoys cooking, yoga, spending time with family and her dog at the beach.
Lindsey Hurd Reeves, MS, RD, LDN, IBCLC, CD(DONA)
Lindsey is a Registered Dietitian (RD), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and owner of Angel Food Lactation & Nutrition. With prevention, awareness, and guidance as key components in her work, Lindsey has a passion for educating families and those who care for them. Her primary goal is to provide the tools necessary to find the perfect balance of health and happiness through individual consultations and group classes. Her mission is to help the port city, “Grow Healthy Families, One Ounce At A Time!”
About Machelle Williams
Machelle is a breastfeeding peer counselor at our local hospital. She is passionate about helping working moms continue to breastfeed. In her spare time she enjoys knitting. She has a daughter, EJ, and breastfeeding into toddlerhood would not have been possible without the support of her wife.