Healthy Hearts Plus II

MBBD The ABC’s of Breastfeeding

Mommies, Bellies, Babies, and Daddies was created to inform new mothers about the importance of breastfeeding, nutrition during and after pregnancy, and combating the infant mortality rate in minority communities. The group is a sister circle where young mothers can come and discuss not just their needs for pregnancy, but also their personal challenges. It is also designed to educate and empower mothers with the ABC’s of Breastfeeding for them to appreciate themselves, Bond with their baby, and become a better Caretaker of self and baby. Besides reducing the infant mortality rate, there are additional program goals including: reducing low birth weight and racial disparities by addressing associated risk factors, reducing maternal stress and depression, and increase breastfeeding rates. There have been several guest speakers brought in to inspire and encourage the young women. We’ve discussed everything from domestic violence to furthering education to the importance of voting, as well as and how it will apply to both Mommy and Baby. Healthy Mommies are very important to us so we also discuss fitness and good nutrition. For Babies. Prenatal and Postnatal Care are also provided to support Mommy and Baby for as long as they feel they need it.