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NJ Black Breastfeeding Week: 10 Years, A New Foundation

August 25, 2022 - August 31, 2022

It is the 10th year of Black Breastfeeding Week and we’re just getting started. For #BBW22, we’re celebrating the countless stories and families- past, present & future. We’ve shifted the narrative/optics, supported and uplifted each other…and it’s still just the beginning.

Why we need a Black Breastfeeding Week

Black Breastfeeding Week was created because for over 40 years there has been a gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates. The most recent CDC data show that 75% of white women have ever breastfed versus 58.9% of black women. The fact that racial disparity in initiation and even bigger one for duration has lingered for so long is reason enough to take 7 days to focus on the issue…

Learn more here https://blackbreastfeedingweek.org/why-we-need-black-breastfeeding-week/

Schedule of events

8/27 SWB Thank you Brunch 12-4pm
8/25/ Black breastfeeding week Kick off 12pm
8/25 Breastfeeding Paint and sip 6:30pm
8/30 Babywearning 101 12pm
8/28 Breastfeeding mama photoshoot- location to be announced
8/31 Black BF closing announcements 12pm


August 25, 2022
August 31, 2022
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