CGBI: Breastfeeding Exclusive September 2018- Colleague Corner
Camie Jae Goldhammer, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC, (Sisseton-Wahpeton) is a Clinical Social Worker and Lactation Consultant. Her work focuses on the effects of historical and complex traumas on American Indian/Alaska Native families, inequity in breastfeeding support, breastfeeding justice, and food/tribal sovereignty through breastfeeding.
Camie is the founder and chair of the Native American Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington. She is also a founding mother and President-Elect of the National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color (NAPPLSC). In 2013 she became Washington State’s first Native American IBCLC. Camie is a consultant with the Center for Health Equity, Education, & Research (CHEER) and is also a part of the Center for Social Inclusion’s First Food Racial Equity Cohort. Camie was a Campaign Director with MomsRising and helped bring Paid Family and Medical Leave to Washington State in 2017 and is now a member of their breastfeeding team. She is a National leader on topics of racial equity and first food justice and recently launched the first-ever Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor (IBC) training which provides foundational lactation education to Native people. The IBC training is a 5 day, 45-hour course geared towards those that self-identify as Indigenous and prepares them to deliver clinical breastfeeding support in their communities. Camie’s vision is an Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor in every tribal community in every major city in the country. She is a proud resident and guest of the Duwamish people in South Seattle and has two daughters Dylan (9.5) and JoJo (7).