Black Breastfeeding Week is Observed in Savannah Area

Efforts are underway to build a breastfeeding-friendly community in Savannah and Chatham County.

(SAVANNAH, GA) In conjunction with National Breastfeeding Month in August, Black Breastfeeding Week is being observed August 25-31 with photo displays featuring images from the Savannah H.O.P.E. Photovoice projects which highlight barriers to breastfeeding for Black/African-American Women in Savannah and Chatham County, Ga. These displays will be located in the lobbies of the Eisenhower and Midtown locations of the Chatham County Health Department. Local advocates are also drawing attention to the barriers that Black mothers often encounter that discourage them from breastfeeding.

Photoshoot in Forsyth Park Aims to Break Through Barriers that Discourage Breastfeeding

(SAVANNAH, GA) A photoshoot celebrating and honoring Black moms for Black Breastfeeding Week will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 24 in Forsyth Park. Presented by Glow Lactation and supported by YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah through funding from the Centers for Disease Control’s Racial & Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant, organizers are also hoping the event will bring increased awareness to the disparities that discourage breastfeeding by Black mothers in Chatham County and help identify opportunities to remove those obstacles.

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