Black Breastfeeding Week Panel Discussion

Each August, in recognition of National Breastfeeding Month, the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee invites member organizations, breastfeeding coalitions, partner organizations, and individuals to participate in online action and conversation about the policy and practice changes needed to build a "landscape of breastfeeding support."


This year, CBHN has accepted the invitation to show our support for mothers and birthing persons by participating in Sacramento Breastfeeding Coalition's August 26th Virtual Event. Rhonda Smith, CBHN Executive Director, will be moderating the panel as they discuss some of the impacts of the Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbearing Act and the effects within the healthcare system, as well as additional, crucial topics, such as:

·     How a Black culturally centered midwifery & doula model of care reduces trauma and decreases maternal and infant deaths

·     How lactation education and support is a key strategy in improving health outcomes of Black babies and birthing people

·     How to define #ImplicitBias and identify in our lives and professional practices


Breastfeeding is "one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival." Join us on August 26th from 12 - 2 PM PDT in increasing awareness of the clear breastfeeding health benefits and improving our communities' most vulnerable population's health outcomes.



August 26, 2021 at 12:00pm - 2pm

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