Emerald Rice, MA, IBCLC obtained a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from North Carolina State University and a masters degree in Counseling from Liberty University. Emerald has documented her journey of motherhood and lactation education on the YouTube platform for 10 years. She creates social media content catered to breastfeeding support and education. She worked a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, where she was dedicated to facilitating peer support groups for minority populations and specialized in in-home lactation care; she then became an IBCLC. Emerald loves her high school sweetheart and husband of 10 years, being a mother to her 5 children, copious amounts of coffee and interior design.