- Biography of Amita Graham -
As an IBCLC (Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant), Amita Graham uses evidence based practices to assure success with breastfeeding while supporting promoting and protecting the right of all children to be fed mothers milk when possible. Amita is the owner of Womb Dance Lactation & Labor Support. Amita encourages mothers and infants in their home to be successful with breastfeeding. She served as the Vice President of the Arizona Breastfeeding Coalition 2008-2010 and 2012-2013. Currently she is one of the coordinators of the Birth and Woman’s Health Center, El Rio Mom Baby Group.
Amita has a broad range of experience providing support to families in group, clinic and home-based settings providing parenting, family planning, nutrition and lactation support to mothers in the community, hospital and in their homes. She is qualified to assist mothers who are experiencing difficulties with breastfeeding and is an expert at assisting babies to latch to the breast. In 1999 Amita became certified as a Doula through DONA (Doulas of North America). Over the past years she has supported many mothers and families by insuring that they have a positive perception of their birth. Having a wide variety of hands on experience of births in hospitals and in birth centers gives Amita a broadminded approach to childbirth and the process through which each individual derives as their own unique experience.
She is trained in maternal and child health with an emphasis in nutrition and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Sciences. As a Masters in Public Health (MPH) graduated from the University of Arizona’s College of Public Health concentrating in Family and Child Health – Global Health, Amita plans to continue working with families and practitioners internationally in pursuit of her goals to promote, protect and support breastfeeding and lactation world wide. Amita hopes that her work will make a positive global impact on lactation policies, practices and outcomes.