World Breastfeeding Week (8/1-8/7)

Native Breastfeeding Week (8/9-8/15)

Events

Inter Tribal Council of Arizona

Resource Guide: An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding for American Indian and Alaska Native Families

Breastfeeding for Working Women: Breastfeeding in the American Indian Worksite

United States Breastfeeding Committee

Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies, including COVID-19 (8/16-8/24)

United States Breastfeeding Committee

Resources

Tell Policymakers: Infant Feeding is a Vital Part of Emergency Preparedness & Response

Share your story on how COVID-19 is impacting infant feeding

Black Breastfeeding Week (8/25-31)

Local Organizations in the NYC and Westchester Area
Ancient Song Doulas
  • Ancient Song Doula Services is an international doula certifying organization founded in the Fall of 2008 in Brooklyn, New York with the goal to offer quality Doula Services to Women of Color and Low Income Families who otherwise would not be able to afford Doula Care and training a workforce of full spectrum doulas to address health inequities within the communities they want to serve.

Birth from the Earth

  • To activate and engage through education, comprehensive training’s, inclusion and holistic care.

Birth Without Bias

  • Everyone deserves an empowered birth experience where they are honored and respected for who they are, not treated differently, disrespectfully or inadequately because of who they are.

Bold Doula

  • Bold Doula strives to support: teens, same sex partners, C-Sections, VBAC’s, members of the armed services, first time mothers, single mothers, inductions, plus size pregnancies, high risk and special needs pregnancies. Bold Doula has experience in home births, birth centers and hospital environments.

Chocolate Milk Cafe (Yonkers)

  • Sacred space for families part of the African Diaspora.

Flatbush Doulas

  • Our doulas utilize ancient African pampering traditions to leave clients feeling empowered and strong, during pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period.

Lauren J. Turner Fine Art

  • Lauren J. Turner produces powerful and beautiful artwork of black women birthing and breastfeeding.
National Organizations

Black Mamas Matter Alliance

  • Black Mamas Matter Alliance is a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. That center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice.

Black Mother’s Breastfeeding Association

  • The mission of the Black Breastfeeding Caucus is to mobilize families, communities, and public/private institutions to create strategies, make decisions and implement action steps that result in equitable breastfeeding support for black families.

African American Breastfeeding Network

  • The African American Breastfeeding Network Inc. (AABN) was established in 2008 to address breastfeeding disparities by increasing awareness of the benefits and value of mother’s milk, building community allies, and de-normalizing formula use.
  • AABN’s mission is to promote breastfeeding as the natural and the best way to provide optimal nourishment to babies and young children.

Black Women Do Breastfeed

  • Eliminate stigma against breastfeeding in Black communities
  • Educate Black communities about the importance of breastfeeding
  • Educate Black families on the elements of breastfeeding
  • Support Black breastfeeding families on their breastfeeding journeys
  • Increase the visibility of Black breastfeeding families in our communities
  • Improve the rates of breastfeeding in Black communities

 

Online Support Groups

Facebook
Chocolate Milk Mommies

Chocolate Milk Cafe (NY/NJ)

Black Moms Breastfeeding Uncensored

Black Moms Connection

Black Moms That Cloth Diaper

Black LGBTQ+ Moms

Black Breastfeeding Mamas Circle Group

Online Articles

Top Five Reasons We Need a Black Breastfeeding Week

The Challenges of Breastfeeding as a Black Person

Enhancing Breastfeeding Rates Among African American Women: A Systematic Review of Current Psychosocial Interventions