One of the main reasons why mothers do not breastfeed or quit is returning back to school or work. On Thursday, August 9 the African American Breastfeeding Network will host its Breastfeeding Community Gathering to focus on supporting working mothers. Entitled “Prepare, Plan and Pump” 40 families will learn the value of breast milk, laws supporting working mothers and tips for returning back to work/school. African Americans have the lowest breastfeeding rates. Breastfeeding Community Gatherings are monthly sessions held at the Northside YMCA, 1350 W. North Avenue from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. We invite the media to learn how we are addressing this public health issue! For more information, contact Dalvery Blackwell at (414) 469-2684.
August Is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month!