African American Breastfeeding Network Archives

AABN culminates Black Breastfeeding Week with ‘7th Annual Lift Up Every Baby!’

September 2, 2021

The African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN) and its sponsors Molina Cares and Educators Credit Union hosted the “7th Annual Lift Up Every Baby!” (LUEB) event to celebrate birth, health, wellness, breastfeeding and the resiliencies of Black families and communities. This event took place during National Black Breastfeeding Awareness Week (August 23-28) which parallels with World… [Read More]

AABN and University of Wisconsin-Madison launch new ‘Black Fathers Equal Partners’ research project

June 24, 2021

On Friday, June 18, 2021, The African American Breastfeeding Network, Inc. (AABN) and the University of Wisconsin- Madison School of Human Ecology and School of Social Work, announced a groundbreaking partnership at Big Daddy’s BBQ and Soul Food, 2730 N. Humboldt Blvd. “Black Fathers, Equal Partners in Advancing Maternal and Infant Health,” is a new… [Read More]

AABN culminates Black Breastfeeding Week with virtual ‘7th Annual Lift-Up Every Baby!’

September 3, 2020

On Sunday, August 30, 2020, for the 7th year in a row, the African American Breastfeeding Network, Inc., presented their annual “Lift-Up Every Baby,” event. While traditionally the event is held with a group outdoors, this year due to COVID-19 the event was held virtually via ZOOM. The event broadcast live from Alice’s Garden, 213… [Read More]

Second ‘Well Mommy & Baby Care Package Drive-Up’ delivers 250 care packages to Milwaukee families

August 13, 2020

The African American Breastfeeding Network Inc. (AABN) hosted its second “Well Mommy & Baby Care Package Drive- Up,” on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2207 North 2nd Street. “Families are experiencing insurmountable stress due to COVID-19, and other situations. This event may lift some of the tension and stress families… [Read More]

AABN hosts first annual ‘Well Mommy & Baby Care Package Drive-Up’

June 18, 2020

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, The African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN) and the Office of Early Childhood Initiatives (OECI) hosted the first annual Well Mommy & Baby Care Package Initiative Drive-Up at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2207 N. 2nd Street. More than 250 families received packages of essential goods and educational supplies. Items were… [Read More]

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

September 5, 2019

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… [Read More]

African American Breastfeeding Network helps ‘Lift Up Every Baby!

September 6, 2018

On Saturday August 25.’ 2018, the African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN) hosted it 4th Annual Lift Up Every Baby! event at Parklawn YMCA, 4340 N. 46th St., in recognition of National Black Breastfeeding Awareness Week (August 25-31) and World Breastfeeding Awareness Month. This free community-wide event celebrated the benefits and wellness of breastfeeding and the… [Read More]

African American Breastfeeding Network celebrates 10th Anniversary

June 28, 2018

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… [Read More]