What to Expect
This year we are going digital! To keep our families safe, we have switched to a virtual platform to deliver a week's worth of events and activities. Attendees will receive access to our specialized app and you can join the party from your phone or your computer. You can watch all the action from the comfort of your phone, tablet, or laptop using our app and participate in as many activities as you want. We have something for all birthing folks at every stage of breastfeeding. We will have virtual happy hours, meetups, "paint and sips", Infant CPR classes, and much more! Our hope is to match families with needed items to make their new addition more comfortable. We will provide lots of education and support, but most of all we'll have FUN!
We pride our events on giving new parents the tools they need to be successful in their breastfeeding journey
Why You Should Come
Dr. Nastassia K. Davis
Founder-Perinatal Health Equity Foundation
Nastassia is the founder and executive director of the Perinatal Health Equity Foundation and the owner of Latch breastfeeding and Lactation Services. She is a perinatal nurse with 16 years of experience and is very passionate about Black maternal health. In addition to being a RN, she has also been a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2009.
Owner-Baby, Please Birth Services
Michelle Gabriel-Caldwell is a trained and certified childbirth educator and doula. She has over 10 years of experience in both these areas. As a birth professional, she has taken additional courses in postpartum doula training and breastfeeding peer counseling. Educating women about their options during their birth journey is her passion. As a woman of African descent, she wants all women to understand the role they play in healing each other while saving ourselves. In addition, Michelle holds science degrees and works full-time for a Germany based chemical company from her home in New Jersey.
Help us make this event incredible!
Help us organize the event. Help us with event planning or day of support
Do you have an amazing product that you would like to show case? We'd love for you to show it off at our event. Last year we hosted over 60 families, this year we are expecting much more. Click the link below to be considered as a vendor.
No donation is too small. Anything you can give to support black families in breastfeeding would be greatly appreciated. We are also accepting in kind donations. Due to the event being virtual we are requesting gift cards and e-certificates to decrease shipping costs. You may also select an item to ship to a family in need. Family needs can be found below. Please email any questions to bbwnj@perinatalequity
We welcome corporate sponsorship. Black Breastfeeding Week is a great opportunity to get your brand in front 1000s of expectant and newly delivered families. We have a combined social media reach of over 10,000. Contact us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor