Norma Vazquez

Norma Vazquez (she/her/ella) is a Certified Lactation Counselor who has been working in public health for 16 years. Recently she has focused her efforts on providing lactation support to birthing persons in her community through her position as a Lactation Counselor at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health and as Founder and Birth and Postpartum Doula at Mama La Lechera, the business she founded after witnessing first hand the racial disparities BIPOC individuals face when it comes to breastfeeding.

Understanding the barriers that impact breastfeeding initiation and duration rates, Norma launched Mama La Lechera to support mamas and birthing persons regardless of their ability to pay. Through these efforts she invests in and cares for her community by providing a context of support, education, representation, and belonging.