Shantae McGee

Founder and Creator, Black Moms Breastfeed Instagram Account, Nurse, and Lactation Consultant
Shantae McGee is a Registered Nurse, Certified Lactation Consultant, and advocate for moms. In 2015, she created the Instagram page @BlackMomsBreastfeed to foster community and encourage Black moms to breastfeed their babies. Since launching the page has grown tremendously and has become a source of encouragement and information for new mom looking for support.

Originally from the Midwest, Shantae now lives in the Northeast, works as a nurse and lactation consultant and teaches a class for new moms. Shantae received her bachelors of science degree (B.S.) in community health with a focus in health planning and administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her masters of science in nursing (M.S.N. ) from Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago, IL. Knowing that mother/baby nursing was what she was truly passionate about, Shantae became a postpartum nurse and achieved her designation as a Certified Lactation Counselor. Shantae is committed to achieving healthcare equity and overcoming healthcare disparities in the United States. Please visit and support her community created to encourage Black moms to breastfeed their babies at

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