The African American Breastfeeding Network of Milwaukee will host a Community Breastfeeding Gathering entitled; B.I.G. Mamas Support Breastfeeding.
• Breast Milk Is ‘Medicine’ For Babies Born Early Presenter: Dinah Scott, RN, IBCLC, Aurora Health Care
• Grandmother said: Dispelling Common Breastfeeding Myths Presenter: Dalvery Blackwell, IBCLC, AABN
• Grandmother Knows Best: Hearing From Those Who Have Been There 3 Grandmothers Share Their Advice
The event will take place on Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Northside YMCA located at 1350 West North Avenue in Milwaukee.
For further information contact: Dalvery Blackwell, BA, IBCLC Co-Founder, Program Manager African American Breastfeeding Network (414) 469-2684 CELL
B.I.G. Mamas Support Breastfeeding is the part of monthly Community Breastfeeding Gatherings hosted by the African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN). B.I.G. stands for Breastfeeding Is Great! This event is designed to emphasize grandmothers’ important role in breastfeeding success. Grandmothers (and fathers) play a very important role in a mother’s decision to breastfeed because mothers rely on them for support and advice. The second action step of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action encourages communities to develop programs to education grandparents and fathers about breastfeeding.
Dalvery Blackwell, BA, IBCLC Program Manager, Co- Founder African American Breastfeeding Network of Milwaukee (414) 264-3441 website: aabnetwork.org facebook: africanamericanbreastfeedingnetwork “Together we are building a breastfeeding movement.”