The African American Breastfeeding Network of Milwaukee (AABN) will host its fifth Breastfeeding Community Gathering on Thursday, October 13 and Thursday, October 20, 5PM-7:00PM, at the Northside YMCA—Urban Campus Center, 1350 West North Avenue. The topic for both days will be “The Value of Breast Milk for the Premature Baby”.
African American mothers have the lowest breastfeeding rates and have the highest infant mortality rates of all ethnicities. The value of breast milk for the premature baby has been well documented. Studies show that breast milk properties are not only perfect for preterm babies, but pre-mature babies who are breastfed tend to leave the NICU sooner then formula-fed babies. Presenters at the Breastfeeding Community Gathering will be…Kristine Walleser, RN, IBCLC, Wheaton Franciscan Health Care; Lisa Brock, RN, IBCLC, Children Hospital of Wisconsin; and Mary E. Shaw, RNC, IBCLC, Aurora Sinai Medical Center.