We are excited to kick off August, National Breastfeeding Month, by hosting a free screening of Chocolate Milk®. This film that examines how the socioeconomic factors of race and sex influence breastfeeding rates for black mothers in America through the stories of three women. From sexual objectification of women’s breasts to insufficient maternity leave, there are many reasons why mothers in the U.S. struggle with the decision to breastfeed. Yet advocates argue the long-term health benefits to infants - reduced risk of chronic disease, cancer, asthma, and obesity - far outweigh the challenges. Add to this the racial, economic and social disparities that plague the African American community, and it’s no wonder African American women breastfeed at significantly lower rates. Chocolate Milk examines how the socioeconomic factors of race and sex influence breastfeeding rates for black mothers in America through the stories of three women. Following the film, there will be a discussion on breastfeeding in the black community.
This event is being sponsored by Northwest Mothers Milk Bank and Black Parent Initiative.
Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/673824869749385/
This event is FREE – we will be excepting donations for BPI’s Sacred Root Doula program.