Black Breastfeeding Week August 25th - 31st 2020

Published: 26 August 2020

Black Breastfeeding Week

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust and East Riding Council are pleased to support and celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week which has been running for 8 years in the USA is being celebrated for the 3rd time in the UK in 2020. We are Baby Friendly “Gold” accredited services we offer all mothers and their families support including infant feeding and parent-infant relationships.

Researchers have found that while women from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups may be more likely to initiate breastfeeding, they are less likely to continue exclusive breastfeeding to 6 months* as recommended by the World Health Organisation.  Rates of infant mortality are also higher among some of these communities, and reflect the wider health inequalities seen in the UK today. Infant feeding information and support need to be culturally appropriate to help women overcome barriers to breastfeeding.

Breaking Breastfeeding Barriers & Uplifting Education (BBBUE) was founded in 2019 by Ruth Dennison, Doula. BBBUE was launched to help fund:

  • Free Antenatal Breastfeeding Education for Parents
  • Subsidised Postnatal Breastfeeding Support for Parents
  • Subsidised Training for those who would like to support mothers with breastfeeding using accurate evidence-based information
  • Breastfeeding groups, workshops and events – to help Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities.

BBBUE will be celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week by hosting a virtual public fundraising event on Saturday 29th August 2020.

This is going to be a fun, interactive, educational and informative event, and places can be booked by visiting this link.

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