Shonte Terhune

Nutritionist/ Lactation Counselor

Shonte’ Smith is a nutritionist for WIC (Women, Infants and Children), and the chairperson for the Genesee County Breastfeeding Coalition. She is a certified lactation counselor (CLC). Shonte’ is very passionate about breastfeeding and improving breastfeeding rates among African-American women. She is also a supporter of extended breastfeeding. She is a wife and a mother of 4 busy children. Shonte’ is currently breastfeeding her 2 year old son.

Episodes for this expert

  • Lead Exposure and Breastfeeding (Flint, Michigan Water Crisis)

    We know regular exposure to lead isn’t good for our bodies. So, we avoid lead based paints, toys and other products. But what do you do when the lead is in your drinking water? That’s exactly what’s currently happening in Flint, Michigan. How does this exposure impact moms providing breast milk to their babies? How do you know if you’re levels are too high? And what can be done about it? Today we’re learning all about lead exposure and breastfeeding.

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