Mama Glow Webinar Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week

Mama Glow Webinar 

Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week

Presented by: Elvie 

Wednesday, August 30th, 6:30-8:00PM ET 

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Join us for the 11th annual celebration of Black Breastfeeding Week 2023! 

Black Breastfeeding Week was founded by three Black women, Kimberly Seals Allers, Kiddada Green and Anayah Sangodele Ayoka. 2023 marks the 11th year of Black Breastfeeding Week. This year, the theme is: “We Outside! Celebrating Connection & Our Communities.”This theme grounds us in joy and reminds us that we are stronger together. This is week where we celebrate our triumphs as a community while also acknowledging the challenges and work that needs to be done. 

There are unique barriers that Black women and birthing people face when it comes to birth and breastfeeding. Black women have the lowest breastfeeding initiation rates at 64% and the shortest breastfeeding duration, around six weeks — according to the Centers for Disease Control. Black breastfeeding is not only a reproductive right, but an act of resistance, a radical act to reclaim for ourselves and our babies.

This webinar is presented by: Elvie

We will address:

  • Culturally competent lactation support for Black birthing people
  • Structural gaps that impact Black breastfeeding outcomes 
  • The Doula’s role in lactation support 
  • Black breastfeeding as an expression of healing and political activism
  • Community care, storytelling and feeding legacies


Sterling Grey-Simmon – @loyallactation

Certified Breastfeeding Specialist & Full Spectrum Doula 

Sterling is a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, Full Spectrum Doula & owner of Loyal Lactation. She been provides breastfeeding education and support to new and expecting families both virtually and in person. She aims to be the support she wish she had when she was a breastfeeding mama.

Sherisa Moore – @thatbreastfeedingdoula_ny
Registered Nurse, IBCLC and Doula 

Sherisa is a highly skilled and compassionate healthcare professional with a passion for supporting families during the critical early stages of life and beyond as a NICU RN, Doula and Lactation Consultant . She holds a Master’s degree in Nursing from Purdue University and a Master’s degree in Human Lactation from Union Institute and University.

Ingrid Silva – @ingridsilva 

Ballerina and activist

15 years ago, Ingrid moved from the humble outskirts of the city of Rio de Janeiro to one of the most acclaimed ballet companies in The US. Nowadays, she is the First Dancer of Dance Theatre of Harlem. Ingrid Silva gained global prominence by becoming the first black ballerina to have her pointe shoes the color of her skin. In 2020, her painted pointe shoes, which she used to paint with makeup in order to match her skin tone for years, has become a piece in The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Moderated by

Latham Thomas – @glowmaven

Founder, Mama Glow 

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