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In 2014, Ghanaian-American mother and photographer, Vanessa Simmons authored the Normalize Breastfeeding™ movement to address the taboo of public breastfeeding in modern society. Her mission was to document diverse variations of normal infant feeding, across cultures and delivery methods of human milk.


As a Lactation Educator, Simmons is speaking at conferences and events to eliminate general miseducation around the topic. Simmons is a public speaker focused on transforming the modern mindset around the natural, yet difficult task of breastfeeding. Vanessa trains lactation professionals to better understand and connect with millennial families online. She creatively motivates and inspires families to be mindful that this is a time to be cherished, and although fleeting, it is also a time to reinvent what will be acceptable for feeding generations of the future. Vanessa is an aspiring author and resides with her supportive husband and three children in San Diego, CA.

Book a transformational speaker at your next event.

Vanessa Simmons is a powerful storyteller who exhibits the imagery of the Normalize Breastfeeding Tour in a thought-provoking presentation and shares her beliefs about breastfeeding being one of the most transformational experiences that life has to offer new mothers.

With humor and grace, Vanessa will assure that your audience will receive value, a change of mindset, and the motivation they need to approach lactation with a fresh, candid perspective.


Get in touch to get access to her CV and media pricing kit.

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