August is Breastfeeding month! The Board of Supervisors proclaimed the month of August as National Breastfeeding Month, and the week of August 25th through 31st asBlack and African American Breastfeeding Week, “with the goals of reclaiming, celebrating and advancing breast/chestfeeding as part of community and family well-being, good nutrition, health protection, food security, and poverty reduction.” This year's theme, Step Up for Breastfeeding - Educate and Support, focuses on strengthening those who protect, promote, and support lactation, creating a chain of support for lactation.
AV AAIMM will have events during the month to celebrate and support our families!
Please see attached flyer for an upcoming AV AAIMM celebration of Black Breastfeeding Week!
Families can come and join a lactation support group, connect with resources, enter a raffle for a breast pump & Donate breast milk for our babies in need!
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Location: Mariposa Community Home: 45534 Gadsden Ave Lancaster CA 93534
To register, click here or scan QR code below:
- bring your frozen breastmilk to the event
- Donors are required to pre-screen* prior to donating
- minimum of 50 ounces requested.
*Screening also available at the event
Call 1-877-375-6645, option 3 to start the screening process
Connect online at mothersmilk.org/donate-milk