April news & updates
The BMHW 2022 theme, “Building for Liberation: Centering Black Mamas, Black Families and Black Systems of Care," reflects BMMA’s work in centering Black women’s scholarship, maternity care work, and advocacy across the full-spectrum of sexual, maternal, and reproductive health care, services, programs, and initiatives. Additionally, the 2022 theme reflects the critical need for learning about Black Feminist and womanist approaches in strengthening wellness structures within our communities, across the Diaspora, as a revolutionary act in the pursuit of liberation and in the global fight to END maternal mortality. Black Maternal Health Week runs every year from April 11-17.
Click here to learn more about Black Maternal Health Week.
Hope and Healing Family Center is hosting a 3 Day Birth Summit. The theme for this year's Birth Summit is, "The Unspoken Rules." This year's theme starts the discussion around unspoken topics surrounding motherhood and women's health. Click here to register for this event!
BirthNet invites you to engage in an in-person Forum for Change – Centering Black Mamas, Black Families and Black Doulas. Our focus for this forum is to deeply examine our systems of care in the Capital District #518.
Lakeshore Lactation Milk Depot,
First Milk Donation!
Here is Donna Kimick, IBCLC and depot owner of Lakeshore Lactation with her first NYMB milk donor Sarah and baby Lucien! Click here to find out how to become a milk depot host or to find a milk depot near you for milk donations.
WIC services in Ossining, Sleepy Hollow, Mt. Kisco, and Brewster are open to everyone. Click here to learn more about this program.
Happy National Superhero Day!
We celebrate our milk donors on National Superhero Day - April 28th!
Because of their generosity and dedication, we are able to provide
life-sustaining nourishment to babies in need. 
This year's theme is Pathfinders: Honoring Lactation Wisdom and Nurturing Innovation. Click here to register for this event.
Don't forget to vote for Westchester Toyota's Give Back program which raises money for local charities in Westchester County. This year, we have the opportunity to participate in the 32nd Give Back Campaign! A first place finish provides a baby with two weeks worth of lifesaving milk!
Click here to vote for The New York Milk Bank.