AABN celebrates Black Breastfeeding Week with exclusive showing of ‘Chocolate Milk: The Documentary’

September 5, 2019

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Thursday, August 29, 2019, the African American Breastfeeding Networks, Inc. (AABN) presented the film “Chocolate Milk: The Documentary,” at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St. Milwaukee was one of 200 cities in the country to be selected to show this ground-breaking documentary. The film examines how the socioeconomic factors of race and sex influence breastfeeding rates for Black mothers in America through the stories of three women. The viewing was followed by a talk-back session and was a part of National Black Breastfeeding Week.

Pictured at the event are (back row, from left) Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. WIC Clinic Director and AABN Co-founder Angie Wilks-Tate; AABN Executive Director and Co-founder Dalvery Blackwell; Marquette University Assistant Director of Service Learning, Black Lens Milwaukee Community Outreach Coordinator and event moderator Tyanna McLaurin; (front row, from left) mother and daughter, Savii MacDownell and Marsha Craddock; Aurora Health Care Board Certified Lactation Consultant Mary Shaw, RN; Milwaukee Health Department WIC International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Certified Dietitian Angela Hamilton; Mothers’ Milk Bank of Western Great Lakes Education Specialist TyTina Sanders-Bey; and A Miracle Happened Wellness and Birth Services Certified Lactation Specialist owner and Doula Vanessa Johnson, RN.