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A Breastfeeding-Friendly City is A Baby-Friendly City

Register below for "A Breastfeeding-Friendly City is A Baby-Friendly City," a virtual event about breastfeeding and maternal health in New Orleans.

Join us virtually during National Breastfeeding Month as we explore the importance of breastfeeding, maternal health in communities of color and building an equitable future for mothers and families to thrive. The event is part of I am New Orleans, a year-long, community-led effort to stimulate conversation and action around issues of racial equity to help create a child-centered city.

Moderated by Meshawn Tarver, doula/senior program manager of maternal and child health at Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies, panelists include:

  • Taeshaun Walters, Lactation Counselor and Parent Educator at WE PLAY
  • Victoria Williams, NolaBreastfeeding Center/BirthMark Doulas
  • Chantell Reed, New Orleans Health Department
  • Dr. Tara Morse, OB-GYN at Crescent City Physicians, Inc., a subsidiary of Touro Infirmary