Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA) has received a $450,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The funds will be used to support the overall mission of BMBFA to reduce racial inequities in breastfeeding support for African Americans. The 3-year funding period is May 2016 through April 2019.
“We are grateful for the support of the Kellogg Foundation, who values our ability to improve conditions for Detroit babies by increasing families’ access to peer support and improving systems to ensure that babies are breastfed,” states Kiddada Green, founding executive director of BMBFA. The grant will help to build organizational capacity and maintain programs like the Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Club (BMBFC). BMBFC is BMBFA’s signature work and has reached hundreds of families since its inception.