The African American Breastfeeding Network Inc. was established in 2008 to address breastfeeding disparities by increasing awareness of the benefits and value of mother’s milk, building community allies, and de-normalizing formula use. AABN’s mission is to promote breastfeeding as the natural and the best way to provide optimal nourishment tor babies and young children.
AABN provides information, services and support to women, families, fathers, businesses and health care providers in an effort to increase breastfeeding rates. Our organization provides educational sessions for pregnant, breastfeeding mothers and their families. Our father peer advocate facilitates discussions with fathers. Once enrolled in our program, mothers are matched with a Community Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. We offer hospital and home visits by a certified lactation consultant and our trained breastfeeding peer counselors.