Breastfeeding Awareness Month
No matter how you do it...
on your own
with the help of a donor
for one day
or one year
or maybe longer
and especially when you make the choice that is best for you and your baby.
We recognize and honor everyone who does their best to give our babies what they need.
Because what babies need are people who love them, care about them, and nurture them.
We're celebrating the beauty and diversity of all the ways we're
FEEDING OUR BABIES.
Download and share images from our breastfeeding diversity library, including images of supplemental feeding systems, G-tubes, NG-tubes, pumping, combination feeding, chestfeeding, and using formula.
The National Perinatal Association honors and supports the work of advocates who are serving their communities in ways that are innovative, informed, and culturally-specific.
We invite you to learn more about these initiatives.
NATIVE BREASTFEEDING WEEK.
Native Breastfeeding Week is to highlight the Native Breastfeeding experience in all forms through the visibility of personal testimonies, partner experiences, research, articles, barriers, and/or success.
Indigenous Milk Medicine Collective sponsors the annual Indigenous Milk Medicine Week.
The annual week begins on the 2nd Sunday in August during National Breastfeeding/Lactation Month.
BLACK BREASTFEEDING WEEK.
Black Breastfeeding Week was created because for over 40 years there has been a gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates. The most recent CDC data show that 75% of white women have ever breastfed versus 58.9% of black women. The fact that racial disparity in initiation and even bigger one for duration has lingered for so long is reason enough to take 7 days to focus on the issue, but here are a few more.