Equity Before Birth

We had the pleasure recently of speaking with Joy Spencer, the new Executive Director of Equity Before Birth. Equity Before Birth is a Black maternal health nonprofit organization, improving maternal health outcomes by providing supplemental income and sponsorship to families for services and support. They are currently accepting donations via their website (www.equitybeforebirth.com) to continue their …

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Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month! Native American Heritage Month recognizes the histories and continuing invaluable contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people in the United States, celebrating the rich diversity in cultures, traditions, and languages, and focusing on how heritage intersects with health.  Breastfeed Durham believes that by working together to raise …

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Health Mentorship Program

We believe academia to be an extremely important piece to normalize breastfeeding and normalize/encourage support for parents. We love seeing students and researchers interested in this topic. We would like to share a mentorship opportunity at the Center for Global Reproductive Health.  I hope this message finds you well! My name is Saisahana Subburaj and …

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Local resources for solo parents

How do I find childcare? Find Childcare Providers: Use existing childcare, google search, ask around, and reach out to Social Services. https://www.childcareservices.org/families/ Sign up for DSS childcare vouchers by emailing: dsschildcarewaitlist@dconc.gov What other resources and groups are there for solo parents breastfeeding?  https://www.charlesullman.com/nc-family-law https://www.nutritionnc.com/breastfeeding/index.htm  https://triadmomsonmain.com https://hugyourbaby.org/local-breastfeeding-and-newborn-care-classes How can I connect with other solo parents through …

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Women’s Commission Survey

Breastfeed Durham received the following from Durham County Women’s Commission regarding Black Maternal Health advocates as the fight continues for equitable access to quality healthcare and the elimination of maternal health disparities.  The Durham County Women’s Commission strives to educate the community and advise the Durham County Board of Commissioners on issues related to the …

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Food Pantries

Families that are supported to breastfeed are better able to meet their breastfeeding goals, and this saves needed infant formula for those families that truly need it.  These guidelines are for managers, employees, volunteers, partner organizations, and those who handle food donations, work directly with the public, and conduct educational programs in food pantries. Breastfeeding …

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