On Thursday, April 27, 2023, the African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN) hosted a Community Convening meeting to share its plans to train and certify 21 people to become community-based doulas at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, 101 W. Pleasant St. This event brought together elected officials, families, health care providers, community/birth workers, and other … [Read more...] about AABN hosts Community Convening for community-based doula training initiative
On Thursday, December 1, 2022, the African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN) hosted their "Year End Celebration," at the Sojourner Family Peace Center, 619 W. Walnut St., with a walk down the Red Carpet. Food, Fun, and Awards were given out at the event. AABN founder and CEO Dalvery Blackwell (bottom photo, center) also was celebrated for her 2022 Annual Black Breastfeeding … [Read more...] about AABN hosts ‘Year End Celebration and Awards’
On May 25, 2021, African American Breastfeeding Network Executive (AABN) Director and Co-founder Dalvery Blackwell received a 2021 Public Health Award for "Excellence in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention," from the Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA). Dalvery and the AABN have been promoting the importance of the health benefits of breastfeeding, for both mother … [Read more...] about AABN Executive Director Dalvery Blackwell honored by WPHA Public Health Awards
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 are feeling by … [Read more...] about Second ‘Well Mommy & Baby Care Package Drive-Up’ delivers 250 care packages to Milwaukee families
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...] about African American Breastfeeding Network helps ‘Lift Up Every Baby!
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 … [Read more...] about African American Breastfeeding Network celebrates 10th Anniversary