Black and Latched: A Lactation Care&Support Group for Black Mothers*
Breastfeeding is so much more than feeding a baby. Societal and cultural norms and expectations may make nursing your baby even more of a challenge. The good thing is, you don’t have to do it alone! Black and Latched aims to create a space where black/afro identifying nursing mothers/parents can bring their babies, share stories and exchange wisdom and information all the while being led by Elizabeth Pérez, a Lactation Support Provider and experienced nursing mother.
This bi weekly meet up aims to raise awareness and increase the rates of initiation and duration among black nursing mothers. It is open to parents of newborns, older babies and even 4 year old nurslings! Black and Latched also welcomes pregnant moms interested in learning more about breastfeeding and hearing firsthand from nursing parents.
*We use the term parents interchangeably with mothers to be inclusive of how one identifies during this time as well as an open space for queer and trans families.
Next meet up is Friday, May 18 at 10:30am
1120 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11225