2012 Breastfeeding Summit:
Reclaiming An African American Tradition
The 2012 Breastfeeding Summit: Reclaiming An African American Tradition was a wonderful success. This event brought together a number of individuals passionate about breastfeeding and addressing the disparities faced by African American mothers. The two-day summit kicked off on July 19th with a series of presentations from a variety of speakers, providing insight from multiple perspectives. There was representation from physicians, nurses, community health workers, researchers, bloggers, and more. Each of the speakers gave voice to the barriers and outcomes faced my African American mothers, and provided methods that can be used to support the African American community. Day two was a invitation only, this allowed for small work groups and an opportunity to discuss initiatives that could take place to truly effect change.
This summit is only the beginning, ROSE is on a serious mission to increase the rates of breastfeeding African American mothers!