Courtney Polk is a registered nurse and international board certified lactation consultant. Originally from New Orleans, LA, she currently lives in Dallas Texas with her husband and children. In addition to operating a private lactation consulting practice, Courtney proudly serves as the current president of Dallas Lactation Consultant Association/Dallas Area Breastfeeding Alliance. Courtney earned her bachelors of nursing education in 2006 and became a labor and delivery nurse. She then went on to complete a masters degree in nursing education and taught BSN nursing students for over 7 years. Courtney became and IBCLC in 2015 after personally experiencing the highs and lows of breastfeeding. Courtney is passionate about new parents being informed on all aspects of infant feeding and making informed choices. She has helped countless families meet or exceed their breastfeeding goals through nonjudgmental, supportive care. Currently, Courtney teaches breastfeeding and general baby care classes in addition to operating a milk dispensary through the Mothers Milk Bank of North Texas. She is also co-founder of Black Breastfeeding 356 whose mission is to actively collaborate with professionals to provide education and resources to increase access to equitable care in their communities.
"I operate a donor milk dispensary for the Mothers Milk Bank of North Texas where I makes receiving donor human milk more accessible for families who do not live close to the milk bank."