Breastfeeding-Friendly Community Spaces Throughout Detroit

  written by Malikah Gardner and Victoria Washington, BMBFA Mommy Ambassadors Over the years, research has shown that individuals with strong social support systems that include community are more likely to have greater satisfaction with their personal health, increased self-esteem and improved coping skills related to stress management. Creating a strong breastfeeding community can give …

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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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