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 Breastfeeding Sister's!

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In collaboration with Reach Buffalo, Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Program, funded through the CDC'c Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity’s (DNPAO) initiative to help reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk. Our goal is to help promote and increase the number of African American women breastfeeding.  We are excited to now provide peer breastfeeding support to African American mothers residing in the city of Buffalo.  

Additionally for those mother who do not meet the criteria for the CDC, we'd still provide support from the CLC's and Lactation Counselors.   


To qualify you must identify as an African American women, currently pregnant or breastfeeding and living in Erie and Niagara Counties. 

In additional to having your own personal peer support sister, we will also be offering a breastfeeding support group. Breastfeeding groups are also open to mothers who do not meet the guidelines.  

Group dates and times will be: 

We do have a max number of participants that we are able to provide support to. If you qualify and would like to register please click the link below.

Registration link:.

If you have questions please give us a call or email us at 716-768-4758 or

Breastfeeding Sister's Peers!

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Zianne Zeigler 

A mother to 3 and breastfed for 6 months. 

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Charnice Martin-McMillion 

A mother to 3 and breastfed for 6 months. 

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Njeri Motley

A mother to 6 and breastfed for 2 years.

Breastfeeding Sister's Peer Assistant

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Chinelle Smith

A mother to 3 and breastfed for 6 months. 

Breastfeeding Sister's
Executive Director

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Shannon Johns

A mother of 6 and has breastfed for 2 years.

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