Introducing: The Family Innovation Program

Introducing: The Family Innovation Program The World Is Yours: Imagine, Innovate & Liberate! This is this year’s theme for Black Breastfeeding Week. Several organizations are partnering up to hold space for this kind of visioning and designing the future of birth and breastfeeding in Detroit. Led by Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association and Harambee Care, the …

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Detroit Families Respond to Michigan Breastfeeding Network’s Open Apology

October 26, 2018 Dear Board of Directors of Michigan Breastfeeding Network, It has come to our attention that you have updated your priorities by embedding equity, inclusion and social justice into your work strategies.  You have also explicitly stated that you will focus on improving racial equity in breastfeeding outcomes for Michigan families. While this …

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The Genesis of a Breastfeeding Celebration by Kiddada Green

For 9 years, Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association® (BMBFA) has celebrated the joys of breastfeeding families and continues to work daily to reduce racial inequities in breastfeeding support for African Americans.  Like many charitable organizations, the impetus for the work began with a passion- a passion for communities, health and justice. This year, we are excited …

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BMBFA in unexpected times

   While pregnant with my third, I planned to not breastfeed because I hadn’t breastfed my other children. But while attending parenting classes, I began to change my mind. I was learning about different ways that breast milk would benefit my baby from infancy into adulthood. I found it very interesting that these children do better with …

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