Rickeisha Williams, CLS, CLC, MCBD, CBE

Rickeshia wears many hats, but is most proud of her roles as a wife and mother to her son and daughter.

She is the Community Organizer for Bronson Battle Creek Hospital through the QI-TRACS Project and Executive Director and Co-Founder of Milk Like Mine Community Birthing & Breastfeeding Services Center (MLM) in Battle Creek, MI. At MLM, she serves as a Certified Lactation Specialist (CLS), Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator (CBE), and a Postpartum Depression Counselor.

Rickeshia’s passion for birth work and breastfeeding support was sparked with the birth of her son, but she has always had the heart of a doula, supporting the women in her circle through their pregnancies and postpartum period long before she made it a career.

Her first breastfeeding journey was easy, but she ran into feeding difficulties with her daughter. That experience drove her desire to help others in the way she wished that she had been helped. This led to the beginning of Rickeshia’s lactation career in 2011 as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.

Rickeshia is currently pursuing the IBCLC credential through Pathway 3 and plans to expand her reach in birth work when she begins midwifery courses next year.