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BBS

Buffalo's Breastfeeding Sister's!

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 Lactationist.   

To qualify you must identify as an African American women, currently pregnant or breastfeeding and living within one of the following five zip codes:

  • 14208

  • 14209

  • 14211

  • 14213

  • 14215

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.

If you have questions please give us a call or email us at 716-768-4758 or breastfeedingsisters@gmail.com

Buffalo's Breastfeeding Sister's Peers!

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Symone Richards

A mother to 1 and is currently breastfeeding her 19 month old. 

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Tamara Simmons

A mother of 1 and has breastfed for 21 months. 

Buffalo's Breastfeeding Sister's Peer Administrator

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Chermeka Darby

A mother of  4 and has breastfed for 2 years.

Buffalo's Breastfeeding Sister's Executive Director

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Shannon Johns

A mother of 6 and has breastfed for 2 years.