25 – 31 August marks the 4th annual Black Breastfeeding Week. This year’s theme is “Lift Every Baby . . . Oh What A Joy.”
Black Breastfeeding Week was launched by Kimberly Seals Allers, Kiddada Green, and Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka to spotlight “the sweet joy of family bonds and perseverance” for black breastfeeding families.
This year, Black Breastfeeding Week consists of a series of online and face-to-face activities, including Instagram and Twitter events, webinars, and local events. Check out their social media profiles (including their Facebook page here) for everything from gorgeous #BBW16 themed coloring pages to photos and news coverage of events.
One upcoming webinar includes “Breastfeeding in the Community: Implementation That Works,” highlighting promising peer and professional breastfeeding support projects. This free webinar is sponsored by the National Association of County & City Health Officials. Click here to learn more.
For an up-to-date calendar, please visit the Black Breastfeeding Week website here.
Lactation Matters is honored to highlight Black Breastfeeding Week. We would love to highlight similar efforts around the globe – please share with us your national and regional communications campaigns!