The Pgh. Black Breastfeeding Circle

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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 until Dec. 2018 are:

 Our Sat. meet ups are from 2-4 pm on 9/29, 10/20, 11/10, 12/8.    Our Wed. dates are from 5:30-7:30 pm on 10/10, 11/28 and 12/19. Meetings are subject to change so please check our FB group or Call 412-638-1580.


We are also meeting at the Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library  at 5401 Centre Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15222:

Sat. meetings are from 12:30-2:30 pm on 9/8, 10/6 and 12/15. Our Wed. date is from 5:30-7:30 pm on 11/14.

 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.