Breastfeeding Education & Support


Recognizing Black Breastfeeding Week

Join us for our virtual breastfeeding skills session for professionals!

Sistahs Who Breastfeed Jersey City and Paterson is a parenting group that focuses on healthy practices for feeding babies. In collaboration with the Perinatal Health Equity Foundation, the group is made up of pregnant and postpartum women who identify as Black and live in Jersey City or Paterson.

Women in the group are supported through home visits, prenatal education, postpartum support, linkage to community support programs, and a safe place to discuss topics related to lactation as a Black woman. The group meets in person and online.

For more information, visit our Facebook page or fill out the contact form, below.

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Online Resources:

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
American Academy of Pediatrics
Best for Babes
Breastfeeding Inc
Breastfeeding Online
Breastfeeding USA
CDC Guide to Strategies to Support Breastfeeding Mothers & Babies
Infant Risk Center: information on medications & breastfeeding
International Lactation Consultants Association

Joint Commission (Speak Up Campaign)
La Leche League
LactMed: medications & breastfeeding database
United States Breastfeeding Committee Toolkit
Zip Milk: locate a lactation consultant in NJ

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