Chocolate Milk of Wilmington
Chocolate Milk of Wilmington was started with the vision of providing much needed breastfeeding support to black families in Wilmington, NC and surrounding areas. CMOW aims to support, promote, protect and celebrate human milk feeding within the community by providing online support, in person meetings, phone support and an online forum for peers to support one another.
Chocolate Milk of Wilmington hosts an annual celebration for Black Breastfeeding Week and other events throughout the year which enables the group to continue to grow and thrive!
Contact for CMOW:
Phone: (808) 634-2532)
Facebook: Olivia Rice on Facebook
Radiant Doula (Radiance Sampson)
“I desire to serve women of North Carolina with their pre and post natal needs. I look forward to offering my learned knowledge and personal experience with medicated and un-medicated births and breastfeeding to women and families. I hope to be a constant, predictable rock for a woman during a life event that may call for chaos and unforeseen variables as well as bring peace and love to the atmosphere to help her achieve the birth she wishes. As a doula I vow to always put the needs of mom and/or dad first.”
Contact for Radiant Doula:
Black Women Do Breastfeed
Their mission is “making the community of black breastfeeding moms visible”.
Breastmilk has been shown to be the optimal nutrition for human babies. There is a cultural movement in the United States to make breastfeeding the norm in infant feeding once again. Many times, when the discussion about breastfeeding includes Black women in America, it focuses on why we don’t do it and how to encourage us to do it. Unfortunately, the discussion tends to miss the fact that there are many Black women who have breastfed and currently do breastfeed their babies. Black Women Do Breastfeed strives to make visible those Black women who do breastfeed. We also hope that by sharing our stories we can support, encourage and inspire other women who want to breastfeed their children.
Contact for Black Women DO Breastfeed:
Black Breastfeeding Week
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month and a group of nationally recognized breastfeeding advocates have declared August 25-31st as Black Breastfeeding Week, marking the inaugural celebration of black life with community events in key cities, a live interactive webcast and several social media campaigns.
1. The high black infant mortality rate
2. High rates of diet-related disease
3. Lack of diversity in lactation field
4. Unique cultural barriers among black women
5. Desert-Like Conditions in Our Communities