Please Join us in Celebration Black Breastfeeding Week, August 25th - 31st!

Thursday, August 25th 6-9pm - Opening Night and Photo Exhibit

Friday, August 26th 6-9pm - Panel Discussion and Q&A with Local Black Lactation Consultants

@ the Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 So. Kalamazoo Mall, Unit 102

*Yoga Workshop ~ Breastfeeding as Meditation with Sokhna Heather Mabin (Location & Date TBD)

Link to the FREE Event tickets:

If you are interested in re-lactation, contact any of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultants from at either Ascension Borgess Hospital @ 269-226-8032

or The Bronson Breastfeeding Center @ 269-341-8849

If you need immediate help with lactation issues, you can contact Katie, Certified Lactation Consultant from the Kalamazoo County WIC office and Co-Chair of the Kalamazoo County Breastfeeding Coalition. Office 269-373-5358, cell 269-443-3215.

When to Reach Out for Help

  • You want breastfeeding support at home

  • Your have painful breasts or nipples

  • Your doctor is concerned about baby’s weight gain

  • You have concerns about continuing to breastfeed when you go back to work

  • You wonder if your baby's feeding patterns and behaviors are normal.

The Kalamazoo Breastfeeding Coalition works to protect and support breastfeeding in partnership with families and the community, and promote breastfeeding as a public health intervention for infant safety and family satisfaction.