Christy Jo Hendricks, IBCLC, is an international speaker, health educator, inventor, and author. She instructs in ways that simplify learning and keep audiences engaged. Her lactation career, spanning over two decades, has allowed her to serve families in hospital settings, through public health programs, at WIC clinics, during weekly community groups and in private practice.
Christy Jo has a vision to support and enable individuals who desire to
pursue the IBCLC credential. She created and facilitated an IBCLC prep
course that earned state-wide recognition. She also teaches the Certified
Lactation Educator (CLE©) Course. These programs have successfully
prepared hundreds of students to become Lactation Consultants.
She has been awarded the Presidential Volunteer Award, Who’s Who
among Teachers, Phyllis Klaus Award for Positive Impact on Parent/Infant Bond, Above and Beyond Award for Innovative Practice by the Department of Public Health and Lactation Faculty of the Year from CAPPA. She has also been recognized for her publications.
Christy Jo became certified as a childbirth educator and a birth doula to
provide additional, trained support to low-income families. This role has
allowed her to be present throughout a person’s perinatal journey. She
enjoys supporting families and mentoring other professionals in related
She resides with her family in southern California where she continues to
serve her community as an IBCLC, health educator, Certified Lactation
Educator CLE©, Certified Childbirth Educator, birth doula and faculty for Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA).