BLACK BREASTFEEDING WEEK: AUGUST 25-31

 

We’re breaking down the barriers around black breastfeeding, because it has never been more important to talk about the healthiest bond between mom and baby.

Black babies are 2.5 times more likely to die than white babies before their first birthday in Delaware. According to the CDC, increased breastfeeding by black mothers could decrease infant mortality rates by as much as 50%.

For many reasons, breastfeeding isn’t always the easiest choice, but when it comes to the health benefits for black babies and moms, it is the best choice. This week, we’re celebrating the many benefits that start with you.

Black Breastfeeding Week is a national program to show how important breastfeeding can be for black babies, mothers, families, and entire communities.

Daily Events
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The Connect: Black Maternal Health Virtual Pop up
Tuesday, August 25

Breastfeeding: It’s Takes A Village
Wednesday, August 26

Chocolate Milk: The Big Latch for Black Families
Friday, August 28

Virtual Statewide Black Womens March
Saturday, August 29

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Hear from real women.

“The most incredible thing about breastfeeding is the unique bond it creates that will exist between you and your child only. Nothing like being able to comfort your child with what feels like magic, or a gummy smile directed at you.”
– LaShanna, breastfeeding participant

“Breastfeeding is the superior choice of infant food, and I appreciate the help of the WIC program.”
Ana, breastfeeding participant

“As a mother of 10 children, I exclusively breastfed eight. What a difference in the magic of breast milk. I was helping mothers in the community long before I heard of a breastfeeding peer counselor. When I heard of the opportunity with the WIC program, I knew it was my calling. I absolutely love what I do!”
– Andrea, breastfeeding peer counselor