This August, in honor of National Breastfeeding Month, we’re sharing tips and resources to help women start and continue to breastfeed. Visit womenshealth.gov for information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) on the benefits of breastfeeding, how to overcome common challenges, and why building a support system of family and friends is an important step for breastfeeding success. You can even download a free copy of Your Guide to Breastfeeding, an easy-to-read guide that covers everything from making the decision to breastfeed to getting a good latch to weaning your baby. Join the conversation on social media throughout the month using #BreastfeedingTips4Mom and follow OWH on Twitter and Facebook.

CHOCOLATE MILK: A DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Please use the link below to register.
Told through the narratives of three African American women: a new mother,
a midwife and a WIC lactation educator, the film seeks to answer the longstanding question of why more African American women are not breastfeeding.
By creating an engaging narrative centered around the challenges of breastfeeding, Chocolate Milk will spark public discussion on how communities can better support black mothers.
Join us for a free screening and panel discussion with breastfeeding experts from Women, Infants & Children (WIC) and breastfeeding moms.
Co-hosted by Mother & Child Health Coalition and Samuel U. Rodgers WIC.
The screening will be held at
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center
825 Euclid Ave KCMO 64124
Lower Level Community Rooms A & B
Light refreshments will be served
Please use the link below to register.