Black Breastfeeding Week


We are co-hosting two amazing FREE events during

Black Breastfeeding Week 2019 (August 25-31)


Black Breastfeeding Community Celebration!

Thursday, August 29, 2019 6:30 pm- 8:30pm

8630 Fenton Street, 10th Floor

Silver Spring, MD 20910

This FREE Community Celebration includes:

  • Free parking after 6pm in the Cameron Street Garage
  • Free food & refreshments
  • A Breastfeeding Support Group with Lactation Consultants present
  • Breastfeeding Milestone Awards!
  • Massages for nursing/pregnant parents!
  • Take professional breastfeeding photos with your family!

Screening of Chocolate Milk: The Documentary

Friday, August 30, 2019 7:00 pm- 9:00pm

FREE SCREENING OF CHOCOLATE MILK: THE DOCUMENTARY

This documentary is an exploration of the racial divide in breastfeeding. Told through the narratives of three African American women: a new mother, a midwife and a WIC lactation educator, the film seeks to answer the longstanding question of why more African American women are not breastfeeding. By creating an engaging narrative centered around the challenges of breastfeeding, Chocolate Milk will spark public discussion on how communities can better support black mothers.

  • Weather permitting event will be held outdoors, bring your own chair or blanket
  • Film is 90 minutes in length
  • We will hold a brief discussion afterwards
  • Popcorn and water will be provided
  • You can bring your own drinks/food/snacks if you'd like (nut free)
  • Invite your family and friends! ALL are welcome to attend!
  • Children are welcome to attend if they can sit through the film without disturbing the other attendees.