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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.

AABN & Partners Support Working Moms  "Given the substantial presence of mothers in the work force, there is a need to establish lactation support in the workplace."    Read Full Story Here

AABN & Partners Support Working Moms

"Given the substantial presence of mothers in the work force, there is a need to establish lactation support in the workplace."

Read Full Story Here

The Normalizing Breastfeeding project in Milwaukee seeks to increase breastfeeding initiation, duration and exclusivity rates by providing provides support services to pregnant women, expectant fathers and new parents.

Associated Press  Jan 28, 2015

A grassroots effort is underway in several US cities to encourage more black women to breastfeed their babies by teaching them the benefits of the age-old practice, which is sometimes shunned in African-American communities. (Jan. 2016)

Last week the African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN) held their monthly Community Breastfeeding Gathering. This month they focused on Child Care and Workplace Support of Breastfeeding. The class was held at Parklawn YMCA, 4340 N 46th St.

Last week the African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN) held their monthly Community Breastfeeding Gathering. This month they focused on Child Care and Workplace Support of Breastfeeding. The class was held at Parklawn YMCA, 4340 N 46th St.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 2/22/2002

Dalvery Blackwell, co-founder of the African American Breastfeeding Network, discusses how breast milk is the best nutrition for babies and young children.

Leslie Daniels talks about how AABN supported her and her decision to breastfeed

AABN Featured in the April 2015 issue of Essence Magazine"10 Things People are Talking About"

AABN Featured in the April 2015 issue of Essence Magazine"10 Things People are Talking About"

Action Alert: Support Nursing Mothers In the Workplace   On January 20, 2016, Rep. Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) introduced  LRB 3285 , a proposal to strengthen current federal law ( Break Time for Nursing Mothers ) by closing the gap between wage and salaried employees and ensuring that women who need unpaid break time to breastfeed or express their milk remain eligible for employer-sponsored health insurance.  Click on the link below to take action now!

Action Alert: Support Nursing Mothers In the Workplace

On January 20, 2016, Rep. Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) introduced LRB 3285, a proposal to strengthen current federal law (Break Time for Nursing Mothers) by closing the gap between wage and salaried employees and ensuring that women who need unpaid break time to breastfeed or express their milk remain eligible for employer-sponsored health insurance. Click on the link below to take action now!