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DC Breastfeeding Coalition Chocolate Milk Film Screening

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Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building

2201 Georgia Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20059

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Join the DC Breastfeeding Coalition during Black Breastfeeding Week for a film screening of the new Chocolate Milk documentary!

From sexual objectification of women’s breasts to insufficient maternity leave, there are many reasons
why mothers in the U.S. struggle with the decision to breastfeed. Yet advocates argue the long-term health benefits to infants - reduced risk of chronic disease, cancer, asthma and obesity - far outweigh the challenges. Add to this the racial, economic and social disparities that plague the African American community, and it’s no wonder African American women breastfeed at significantly lower rates. Chocolate Milk examines how the socioeconomic factors of race and sex influence breastfeeding rates for black mothers in America through the stories of three women.

The screening will take place on Sunday, August 25 from 3-6pm.

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Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building
2201 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20059

There will be a panel discussion at the conclusion of the film with experts on supporting breastfeeding in the African American community. (Please leave questions for the panelists in the registration form!)

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