AABN In the News
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Contact: Dalvery Blackwell, Executive Director, (414) 617-3441
AABN Receives Two Grant Awards Totaling $100K to
Support Infant and Maternal Health
Milwaukee—Milwaukee’s only African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN) has received a total of $100,000 in grant funding to heighten awareness of the value of birthing with a doula and to support women at risk for not breastfeeding. Doula-assisted mothers are four times less likely to have a low birth weight baby and two times less likely to experience birth complications involving them or their baby. According to research, when informed and supported, African-American mothers are significantly more likely to initiate breastfeeding.