Breastfeeding Archives

‘Well Mommy and Baby’ event celebrates ‘Bronzeville Week’ and ‘National Breastfeeding Awareness Month’

August 12, 2021

On Saturday, August 7, 2021, the African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN) hosted the “Well Mommy and Baby Care Package Drive-Up,” at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 2207 N. 2nd St. The drive-up event celebrated not only “Bronzeville Week” but also “National Breastfeeding Awareness Month.” Expectant and new mothers drove up to receive care packages that would… [Read More]

WIC and MHSI Network celebrates National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August 20, 2020

WI Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program says: #LetsLatch August has been designated as Breastfeeding Awareness Month. The national breastfeeding campaign, “WIC Breastfeeding Support: Learn Together, Grow Together” centers around a mother’s journey while considering and initiating providing breastmilk for her baby. The goal along the journey is to ensure mothers are given support,… [Read More]

National Breastfeeding Month: Breaking down the stigma – Week 3

August 15, 2019

This column is addressing the issue of breastfeeding during National Breastfeeding Month. Stigma still overshadows breastfeeding in public which is one of the contributing factors identified for low breastfeeding rates. What causes this stigma is the lack of knowledge regarding breastfeeding, sexist views and over-sexualization of a woman’s breasts. Some women who have breastfed in… [Read More]