Simple Actions You Can Take for Black Breastfeeding Week, August 25-31

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month and a group of nationally recognized breastfeeding advocates have declared August 25-31st as Black Breastfeeding Week, with the byline, “Strong Babies. Proud Parents. Yep, breastfeeding did that.”

As an extension of both Breastfeeding Month and Black Breastfeeding week, several focus group interviews are being scheduled in Lexington during September. African-American mothers and grandmothers who have an infant 1 year of age or younger are invited to participate in this research study to explore the choices that mothers make to breastfeed and bottle feed. Participants will receive a $25 gift card and refreshments will be offered.

This project is being sponsored by the Lactation Improvement Network of Kentucky (LINK) through UK Research.

Please share the below outreach posters to participate with your clients, colleagues, and friends. These groups are NOT ONLY for families who have breastfed. If you would like to receive pre-printed copies, or have further questions, please contact:
· Doraine Bailey at the Lexington Health Department at 859-288-2348 or dorainef.bailey@ky.gov; or
· Nicole Peritore, Principal Investigator, at 859-257-3802.

If you wish to learn more about Black Breastfeeding Week, visit http://www.blackbreastfeedingweek.org, “Like” them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and follow the discussion using #BBW.

Thank you so much for helping us reach mothers and grandmothers in Lexington.

Flyer for Grandmothers

Flyer for Mothers

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