Francie Webb is a mom of two who lives in Harlem, NYC. As founder and CEO of TheMilkinMama, she is dedicated to helping parents have more power, more freedom, and less stress. Francie loved (almost) every minute of the fourteen years she spent teaching middle school, yet she discovered a new calling as a doula and lactation professional after her two transformative births, and her own (ongoing) journey feeding her babies with her body.
Through trial and error (aka multiple mama meltdowns), Francie taught herself the age-old practice of hand expression, and it completely changed her life. She was pumped, so she decided it was time to teach it to everyone. Now, her team at TheMilkinMama strive to teach the Go Milk Yourself method to all lactating parents they meet, empowering them to embrace such universal truths as you are enough, there's more where that came from, and you are never alone.
Francie loves yoga, meditation, reading, writing, traveling, being outdoors, riding her bike, her large extended family, spending time with friends, date nights with her husband, and food.
A native of Virginia who somehow still says "you guys"* instead of "y'all,” Francie graduated from Duke University and earned Masters Degrees from Pace University and Bank Street College of Education. She is currently studying to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Among other aspirations, she hopes to become a midwife one day.
Note: Francie is not a certified lactation consultant or medical professional. I'm an IBCLC-in-training; I'm learning from an incredible mentor. Everything I know is self-taught or comes from my experience working with many mamas across the world. I'm happy to share my knowledge, and you should also consult other trusted professionals to find what is best for you and your baby! If we feel you are in need of services outside our scope, we will refer you to a local lactation support person. None of our teaching, support, or advice should be construed as medical advice. If you have specific problems about any medical matter, consult your professional healthcare provider. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website or in any of our workshops, private sessions, or publications.