Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA)

Kiddada Green, Founding Executive Director

BMBFA’s mission is to reduce racial inequities in breastfeeding support for African Americans by building foundational networks of support, and strengthening systems to overcome historical, societal and social barriers to breastfeeding success. BMBFA envisions positive cultural sentiments about breastfeeding, multi-generational breastfeeding support and encouragement within African American families and neighborhoods. BMBFA’s programs and services for mothers and families include the Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Club (BMBFC), Community-based Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program and Community-based Doula Program. BMBFA’s programs and services for professionals includes the BMBFC Model Replication, Mobile and Web-based Learning, Annual National Seminar, Training and Outsource Agency for Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and Doulas, and Mother Nurture Lactation College.

Current Research Interests:

  • Community-based/centered interventions
  • Place-based interventions
  • Health equity
  • Racial equity
  • Maternal and child health
  • Infant mortality

Website | Email | Phone: 800-313-6141

Research Areas: African-American/Black PopulationsSocial SupportMaternal/Child HealthCommunity OrganizingHealth Equity

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