Jabina G. Coleman, LSW, MSW, CLC, IBCLC
"The Lactation Therapist"
Owner & Founder
Owner & Founder
For over a decade, Jabina G. Coleman has been empowering women of color to trust their bodies through the processes of giving birth and nursing infants, by providing families with guidance and support along their journey in motherhood. Jabina founded LIFE HOUSE Lactation & Perinatal Services, LLC in 2016 to provide individualized clinical support, based in knowledge and passion, into the homes and lives of families during one of life’s greatest transitions — parenting. Supporting, promoting, and protecting breastfeeding is Jabina’s life work in more ways than one. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with degrees in both Social Work and Biobehavioral Health, specializing in perinatal mood disorders. Jabina has a decade of experience as a lactation professional, a Licensed Social Worker, a community volunteer, and a program co-founder. She is also a mother of two and has breastfed her youngest for three years. She has spearheaded and developed new initiatives to promote breastfeeding and perinatal mental health awareness focusing on eradicating barriers to health equity, specifically for women of color. Jabina has spent part of her career as a Social Worker and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Helen O. Dickens Center, an OB/GYN clinic that serves a diverse demographic of Philadelphia moms. She facilitated the opening of the clinic’s first breastfeeding room. Jabina facilitates breastfeeding classes, support groups and parenting social-emotional wellness groups. Her work has been published in Clinical Lactation, the official journal of the United States Lactation Consultant Association. Jabina has been featured in the Huffington Post in recognition of Black Breastfeeding Week. Jabina is also the co-founder of the Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for Women of Color.
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