World Breastfeeding is an annual celebration which takes place every year from 1 to 7 August in many countries all around the world. In recognition of the breastfeeding week, on August 3, 2022 Hope and Healing Family Center attended Breastfeeding Week Walk which was organized by Wyckoff Heights Medical Center with the collaboration of PICH (Partnerships to Improve Community Health) and WIC (Women, Infants and Children).
During the event, all attendees started to walk from 316 A Himrod Street to Maria Hernandez Park in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn to call attention to the importance of breastfeeding and breast milk. The main purpose of the event was not only bringing awareness of National Breastfeeding in the community but also reminding people to strengthen the capacity to provide and sustain breastfeeding-friendly environments for families.
Hope and Healing Family Center is always happy to provide the families with available resources.
We believe in the importance of breastfeeding in the development of children.
In recognition of this month we would like to remind you that HHFC is home to Brownsville's first and only Breastmilk Depot.We can accept breast milk donations from approved donors from The New York Milk Bank. For steps on how to become a donor, be sure to check out our friends at The New York Milk Bank! Click to Tweet!