The EveryOne Reach One Maternal and Infant Vitality Task Force’s Breastfeeding Branch invites you to celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week with a free brunch and educational session.

The event will be held, Saturday August 26, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Northwest Branch of the Dayton Metro Library at 2410 Philadelphia Dr, Dayton, OH 45406, in the community room.

“Our work to reduce the infant mortality rate in Montgomery County includes strategies to improve the health of our newest family members,” said Jennifer Wentzel, Health Commissioner, Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County. “And the benefits of breastfeeding play an important role in the development of Montgomery County babies.”

Brittany Hugue and Rachel St. Bernard from Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine will be presenting on Self-Care and Breastfeeding and Jess Fecke from Public Health will be presenting on Employee's Rights to Pump at Work.

In addition to a first-come, first-served brunch, vendors from agencies of the Breastfeeding Branch will be in attendance to include: Dayton Children's Hospital, Help Me Grow Brighter Futures, Kettering Health, Five Rivers Health Centers, Black Breastfeeding Coalition of Ohio, Ohio WIC, and Moms and Babies First, which is Public Health’s Black infant home visiting program.

No pre-registration is required. Free bus passes are available for those who need help traveling to the event by calling Moriah Brown at 937-715-1270. There will be gift cards for the first 25 eligible people who arrive and complete the on-site registration.

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