GOLD Speakers


Christy-Jo Hendricks, IBCLC, RLC, CLE, CCCE, CD(DONA)

  • Speaker Type: Breastfeeding Education & Advocacy Lecture Pack
  • Country: USA

Christy Jo Hendricks, IBCLC, has a background in curriculum development and education. She has made a career of teaching lactation in ways that simplify learning. One of her early creations, the “Lego Stack” uses building blocks to compare the ingredients in human milk to formula. This model is used internationally to clearly demonstrate the differences between human milk and artificial human milk.

She has been awarded the United States Presidential Volunteer Award for her community service, the Phyllis Klaus Founder's Award from DONA International for her contribution to the Mother/Baby bond and the Above and Beyond Award for innovative projects that exemplify the mission of Public Health. She has also been named Lactation Educator Faculty of the Year from Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association and has earned their Visionary Award for 2015.

Christy Jo is the co-author of Making Milk and the author of Mommy Feeds Baby/Mama alimenta al Bebe, a children’s book that normalizes breastfeeding. She created the Grow Our Own Lactation Consultant/IBCLC Prep Course which has been used to train hundreds of students to become Lactation Consultants. She currently resides in California with her husband and three children. She continues to serve her community as a birth doula, Private Practice IBCLC, Health Educator for the Department of Public Health, and faculty for the CAPPA CLE© and Childbirth Educator Programs.