While speaking at the Commisioners Meeting in Lycoming County, Genesis Birth Services Founder, Gerria Coffee shared the importance of Black Breastfeeding Week. On August 25th Genesis Birth Services launched the first ever Black Breastfeeding week with Virtual and In Person events at the the Genesis Birh Services Class room. Black Breastfeeding week was launched with a virtual meet and greet and presentation entitled. 'Take the Lead in Healing: Breastfeeding Disparities Amongst Black Women and Folks. There she discussed the National, Regional and Local breastfeeding statistics and the importance of providing culturally matched lactation support for mirroring in the community and to build a sense of community and trust for Black and Brown breastfeeding families.
At community meet and greet attendees left with giftbags containing items like silicon breastpumps, a door prize for an electric breastpump and more provided by partmers such as Motif Medical and Lansinoh.