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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 our local libraries around the city of Pittsburgh
Our next meet up is 8/13 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Homewood Library at 7101 Hamilton Ave. 15208.
We are proud to announce we have joined forces with the Healthy Start Center for Urban Breastfeeding to create Our Black Breastfeeding Village. We will appear together with Breastfeeding Pop up tents at local festivals around the city for the month of August 2019- Come join us on 8/17 at the People's Office Community Appreciation Day on Center Ave from 12-5 pm
8/28- Chocolate Milk Filming- ( Location TBA)
8/31- 12-5 pm Wilkinsburgh Community Day on Penn Ave.
Our website is being updated so check back soon!
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..........