Nurse Nikki and Latona Giwa co-founded the New Orleans Breastfeeding Center (NOBC) in 2018. NOBC provides clinic visits that includes assessments of both parent and baby. The services are covered by most major insurance plans, including Medicaid. We also offer classes, support groups, breastfeeding circles, pumps, breastfeeding supplies and more.
NOLA Baby Station was created by Nurse Nikki in 2013 because she couldn’t find anywhere to change her infant’s diaper at a outdoor festival. NOLA Baby Station is a clean, private space for families to feed and change their babies on-site. Our goal is to make family festivals family-friendly.
Founded in 2018, NOLA Panty Project collects new bras, panties and hygiene products to distribute to homeless women in New Orleans. There is a great need for underwear but the donations are scarce. NOLA Panty Project has two major drives a year. The first drive starts the first day of National Homeless Awareness Week in November. The second drive is during the summer in preparation for the NOLA Underwear Day Parade which collects underwear for homeless shelters.
Cafe au Lait is a breastfeeding circle for women of color in New Orleans. Our mission is to improve breastfeeding outcomes by providing a culturally appropriate space to gather and provide peer support. Our goal is to educate, empower and embrace pregnant and breastfeeding women of color in our community. Our circles are held twice a month. We also offer monthly virtual meet-ups via our private facebook group “Cafe au Lait NOLA”.
Cafe au Lait is provided in partnership with Nurse Nikki NP, Birthmark Doula Collective.