Black Breastfeeding Week 2020

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month and the last week of August is Black Breastfeeding Week. Every year, I hold events and activities for Awesome Breastfeeders. This year’s theme is: Revive! Restore! Reclaim! Let’s connect to celebrate all things breastfeeding in the Black community!

Below are a list of my activities and events I am hosting or participating:

  • South LA/South Bay AAIMM August VirtualiTEA – Black Breastfeeding Week
    • Friday, August 21, 10:00-11:30 AM PST 
    • View Event Here
  • The Nursathon: A Virtual Experience
  • Black Men’s Facebook Chat
    • Tuesday, August 25, 5:30-6:30 PM PST
    • Time is given to the brotherhood, regardless if they’re fathers or not. We give them safe and sacred space to chat about their role within the Black community that includes their support and advocacy of breastfeeding. This event is exclusive to Black men. 
    • Facebook – Follow Lydia O. Boyd, Lactation Specialist
  • Celebrating Black Motherhood: A Path To Healing Through Joy
  • Southern California WIC Regional BBW 2020 Circle
    • Thursday, August 27th, 2:30-4:00 PM PST (Registration Is Required)
    • While the focus is on Black WIC families, non-WIC families are welcome
  • Changing Faces: The Color of Lactation – POSTPONED
  • Genesee County Breastfeeding Coalition: Chocolate Milk: The Documentary Screening
    • Friday, August 28th, 1:00-3:00 PM EST (Registration Is Required)
    • Attendees will receive the link 72 hours prior to the discussion
  • Black WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors Circle
    • Friday, August 28th, 2:30-4:00 PM PST (Registration Is Required)
    • This is an exclusive safe and sacred space for Black WIC PCs to connect, share, encourage, and be encouraged. This is event is exclusive to Black WIC PCs.
  • New Familia Health IG Live
  • Awesome Breastfeeders Virtual Summit 
  • Awesome Breastfeeders Virtual Circle
    • Sunday, August 30th, 4:00-6:00 PM PST (Registration Is Required)
    • Join me for a special time of abundant feminine energy, wisdom, and village love with elders, emerging elders, seasoned breastfeeders, breastfeeders and expectant mommies. We will discuss reviving, restoring, and reclaiming village love for our mothers.
  • Antelope Vally AAIMM & Breastfeeding Coalition Chocolate Milk Documentary Discussion
    • Monday, August 31st, 10:00-11:30 AM PST (Registration is Required)
    • Attendees will receive the link 72 hours prior to the discussion
  • Martin Luther King Jr Medical Center Black Breastfeeding Week Virtual Celebration+
    • Monday, August 31st, 12:00-12:30 PM PST (Join Here)
  • Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition: Chocolate Milk: The Documentary Screening
    • Monday, August 31st, 6:00-9:00 PM PST (Registration Is Required)
    • Attendees will receive the link 72 hours prior to the discussion

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