We can increase breastfeeding rates and achieve better maternal health outcomes
At Project Milk Mission, we are committed to providing culturally inclusive breastfeeding education and support. Our innovative hybrid model, combining virtual and in-person services, sets us apart and allows us to reach communities across Ohio effectively. By empowering mothers with evidence-based guidance, we aim to foster a supportive environment where every mother, regardless of her background, can achieve optimal maternal and infant health through the promotion of human milk.
African American women are 16.7% less likely to breastfeed when compared to other races and ethnic groups.
African American infants are 3 times more likely to experience infant mortality than any other group of infants.
Black women were 21% more likely than white women to give birth via cesarean. Women who give birth via c-section are statistically less likely to breastfeed.
The CDC reports Black mothers disproportionately experience a number of barriers to breastfeeding, including lack of knowledge about breastfeeding; lack of peer, family, and social support; insufficient education and support from health care settings.
Breaking the cycle
Implicit bias among healthcare professionals, cultural stigma and mis-education related to lactation care add to low breastfeeding rates among Black women in the US. As a research-based organization our mission is rooted in education for both mothers and health professionals.
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You’re a mama on the go! We understand the daily demands of life and are here for you via phone, text or video conferencing!
Research shows us
Maternal wellness disparities among black and brown women in the U.S continue to rise, while rates overall show a decline. Globally, The U.S is the only industrialized nation where black and brown maternal health is getting worse.
Our journey is comprehensive
At Project Milk Mission, our team of lactation professionals understands that your breastfeeding journey encompasses all aspects of life. We recognize that additional resources may be needed, and we are prepared to connect you to those resources in your community to ensure successful breastfeeding.
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Project Milk Mission is a recognized Breastfeeding Counselling Support Organization (RBSCO) by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLE).
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