African American Breastfeeding Network celebrates 10th Anniversary

June 28, 2018

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, The African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN), along with 15 sponsoring organizations and more than 100 guests, joined together at the Wisconsin African American Women’s Center, 3020 West Vliet St., to commemorate 10 years of service to the community. Formed in 2008, the organization was founded by concerned community residents due to disparities and breastfeeding inequalities.

Over the last 10 years the organization has gained national recognition by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventive (CDC) for its Community Breastfeeding Gatherings, monthly educational sessions for pregnant and breastfeeding women and their families. Highlights of the event were video, poetry, comedy, and award presentations to Robert and Jolie Brox as Family of the Year.

Pictured at the event are (from left) AABN Board President Dr. Veneshia McKinney Whitson; AABN Executive Director Dalvery Blackwell; and Mistress of Ceremonies and Sargento Foods Inc. Director of Corporate Communications Portia Young.