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The mission of the Pittsburgh Black Breastfeeding Circle ( PBBC), is to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as the cultural norm and optimal feeding method for mothers and babies of African Descent in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Our mission also includes providing culturally relevant breastfeeding, parenting, and nutrition education and information in a supportive group environment. The PBBC facilitates community learning with maternal child health and lactation specialists and experts; in addition to the development of peer leadership.
We currently meet bi-weekly at The Midwife Center 2831 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15222. Our meetings from April-June 2018 are :
Wed. eve from 5:30-7:30 pm - 4/11, 5/23, 6/20. Our Sat. meet ups are from 2-4 pm and they are: 4/28, 5/12, and 6/2. ATTENTION- LOCATION CHANGE FOR 6/2- WE ARE MEETING AT THE THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL FROM 2-4 pm. Good food and Childcare is Available. Please Call 412-638-1580 for more details. Meetings are subject to change so please check our FB group or Call 412-638-1580
WE HAVE ADDED A NEW LOCATION!!!
We are also meeting at the Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library at 5401 Centre Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15222:
Wed. meetings are from 5:30-7:30 pm - 6/6 and 11/14
Sat. meetings are from 2-4 pm - 7/7, 9/8/, 10/6, 12/15
8/4 is from 2:30-4:30 pm.
June- Dec. at the Midwife Center will be posted soon.
Black Breastfeeding Week is the last week in August 2018. We are celebrating on Wed. August 29 from 5:00 -7:00 pm. More Details Coming in May 2018. Come Celebrate With Us!
In our meetings we discuss the basics of breastfeeding including: how to get breastfeeding off to a good start in the hospital and birth center, the importance of skin to skin, the wonders of colostrum, how to bring in a strong milk supply, infant massage, teething, nutrition, returning to work, breastfeeding in public, how to eat healthy on a budget and many more topics..........
Our national experts from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) agree that maternal child health is the foundation of public health. Our leaders in the PBBC desire to expand their knowledge in public health; as a result, 8 PBBC members have joined forces with local and national breastfeeding organizations such as The Western Pennsylvania Lactation Consultant Association and ROSE, to receive additional education on breastfeeding medicine and to promote health for families. Healthy Families make healthy communities, healthy communities make a healthy society.