It’s August – Let’s celebrate breastfeeding!

World Breastfeeding Week! Throughout the world, people will be celebrating breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week, August 1st through August 7th. And in our country, many people will celebrate for the entire month of August!

Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding Why is Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding the theme for this year’s breastfeeding week? Because moms are more likely to breastfeed successfully if they and their partners are encouraged and supported. Then they become empowered, and enabled to succeed.

WIC—empowering moms to breastfeed! At WIC we empower women to breastfeed, and we support the dads too. Read here about our many WIC breastfeeding services>>

You can empower others! How can you empower moms to breastfeed? How can you encourage others to be supportive? It depends on who you are.

Have you breastfed in the past? Do you breastfeed now? Tell everyone you know what a special experience breastfeeding is. Describe what breastfeeding is like. Explain the reasons it’s important to you and your baby.

Does your daughter or daughter-in-law or a friend breastfeed? Tell others you know how wonderful it is that she breastfeeds, and why. Spread the word!

How about your daughter’s partner? How does the dad feel about his partner breastfeeding? You may be able to suggest ways he can become more involved and support the mom (if he doesn’t already.)

Are you the dad? If you’re the dad, you’re very important in the life of your baby! Right now, while your partner is breastfeeding, you can support her and help her succeed. You can encourage and praise her. You can do household chores so she can rest. You can hold and love your baby when mommy isn’t breastfeeding.

Dad, you can learn how babies tell you when they’re hungry. And you can learn more about the importance of breastfeeding and tell others about it.

“Chocolate Milk: the Documentary” Three Black women share their breastfeeding stories in this touching and important film. Their stories help us understand the reasons fewer Black women breastfeed than women of other races and ethnicities.

Free film screening and discussion This wonderful film is being screened free to the public.

Tuesday, August 13th
Registration: 10:30 AM
Film: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
CSU, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge Nobbs Auditorium in Sequoia Hall Rm 104

Saturday, August 17th
Registration: 10:30 AM
Film: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Center for Public Health
11833 Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles

Sunday, August 25th
Registration: 12:00 PM
Film: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
City of Hope Cooper Auditorium
1500 E. Duarte Rd, Duarte

Thursday, August 29th
Registration: 10:30 AM
Film: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Compton Library
240 W. Compton Blvd., Compton

To register, visit:
Questions? Phone: (323)-210-8505