About the Speaker

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).

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Christy Jo Hendricks, IBCLC

Christy Jo Hendricks


Making Milk

Making Milk is full of artistic examples of breastfeeding and various options for supplementing with mamas milk. This coloring book promotes mindfulness while enjoying reading the affirmations and creating an artistic work of art.

Mommy Feeds Baby

Mommy Feeds Baby is a wonderful children’s book that normalizes breastfeeding. This book portrays the natural, organic and nutritional food moms provide through breastmilk; and the bonding that is created through breastfeeding. The lack of breastfeeding educational material for children prompted the production of Mommy Feeds Baby. This book fills a void that has been lingering in homes and hospitals where breastfeeding is the preferred feeding choice.

Moms and children love the message and delivery of this unique, pioneering book that depicts breastfeeding as unique and individual as it is. The breastfed children and families displayed in Mommy Feeds Baby vary in age and ethnicity. Illustrations display infants to toddlers, dyads to tandem, families and siblings-all involved in the celebration of breastfeeding. This hardback book contains remarkable illustrations that have been digitally enhanced and animated in order to captivate young audiences. The repetitious, easy-to-read phrase, confirms what many individuals wish to convey, and has children chanting, “Mommy feeds Baby.” A book on such a personal topic would not be complete without a page reserved for the reader’s own photograph. The last page in the book has been dedicated for moms to document their own breastfeeding experience. This space allows moms to incorporate themselves into the story by recording their favorite breastfeeding memory and inserting a personal photograph. It is important to remember the early years, and Mommy Feeds Baby provides a perfect outlet to commemorate the precious memories of bonding and breastfeeding.