Upcoming Events

August Events

Garnet Health’s Rowley Family Birthing Center and Community Health Department is having a “Latch On at Garnet Health”

There will be two events serving both Garnet communities:

  • August 5th (rain date of August 9th) at the Middletown Campus from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Click here to register for the Middletown campus location.
  • August 12th (rain date of August 9th) at the Harris Campus from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Click here to register for the Harris campus location.

National WIC Breastfeeding Week

  • Each year in the first week of August, National WIC Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week to promote and support breastfeeding as the best source of nutrition for a baby’s first year of life. This year’s World Breastfeeding Week theme, Step up for Breastfeeding, focuses on strengthening the capacity for individuals and organizations to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.

Click here to learn more


National Breastfeeding Month 2022 Theme: Together We Do Great Things!

  • The theme this year is "Together We Do Great Things!" A celebration of the power and impact of our collective efforts. Thriving families and communities cannot be achieved by any one person, or by just one organization. It happens with daily effort by us all, and by working together to make change.

Phelps Community Breastfeeding Day

Join Phelps hospital to celebrate and normalize breastfeeding! Share your input to improve lactation support in our community!

  • Phelps experienced staff of nurses and lactation consultants will be on hand to answer questions on baby care and breastfeeding
  • Meet other families in your local community
  • Enjoy refreshments, goody bags, raffles, a photographer, music, and more!
  • When: Thursday, August 4 2022 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Where: Kingsland Point Park (Tarrytown Light-Kingsland Point Path Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591)

All breastfeeding families, advocates, and supporters are welcome!

Click here to register for this event.


Live, Love, Latch! BYOBasket Picnic

  • Join La Leche League of Rockland County and Rockland County Breastfeeding Coalition for their annual “BYOBasket Picnic” in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week! Families will gather to share experiences with infant feeding and learn fun facts about breastfeeding/chestfeeding/breastmilk.

  • This event will be held in partnership with the Rockland County Breastfeeding Coalition. Extra masks and hand sanitizer will be provided as needed. For additional information, contact Laura of LLL of Rockland, NY at (201) 362-3213 or [email protected]

  • Where: 6 Gilchrest Rd W, Congers, NY 10920

  • When: Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Click here to learn more


NYC Breastfeeding Leadership Council Virtual Breastfeeding Subway Caravan

There will be two events serving both Garnet communities:

  • August 5th from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Click here to register for the event.

August 1 to August 7

Theme: Educate and Support

  • World Breastfeeding Week focuses on strengthening the capacity of actors to protect, promote and support breastfeeding across different levels of society. These actors make up the warm chain of support for breastfeeding. Target audiences, including governments, health systems, workplaces, and communities, will be informed, educated and empowered to strengthen their capacity to provide and sustain breastfeeding-friendly environments for families in the post-pandemic world. Click here to learn more and to get involved!

  • Warm Chain Campaign

August 8 to August 14

The theme this year is "Strengthening Our traditions From Birth and Beyond."

  • Indigenous Milk Medicine Collective is hosting a Virtual 5k, sunrise ceremonies, support circles and movement sessions for breast/chest feeders and parents.

Click here to learn more.

August 15-21

This year's theme is "Telling Our Own Stories. Elevating Our Voices."

  • Click here to stay updated on events and updates from the Asian and Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force.

August 25 to August 31

This year's theme is "10 Years, A New Foundation."

  • "For #BBW22, we’re celebrating the countless stories and families- past, present & future. Together, we’ve shifted the narrative and optics, supported and uplifted each other…and it’s still just the beginning. The new foundation of lactation support is built on racial equity, cultural empowerment, and community engagement and is powered by our collective resilience. #BBW10Years #blackbreastfeedingweek"

Click here to learn more.


Chocolate Milk: The Documentary Screening 

This event is first come, first served. Two days before the expert panel discussion, each attendee will receive a custom encrypted link to view the film on their own. The links will be active for 72 hours starting August 29th. This gives attendees two days to watch the film on their own before the live VIRTUAL expert panel discussion held on August 31st from 3-5 PM EDT. 

Click here to register by August 19th.

Past Events

2022

World Doula Week

March 22-28

  • This year's theme for World Doula Week will highlight the benefit of having a doula!

Click here to learn more about World Doula Week


2022 NYSBC Conference

March 28

  • Join NYSBC's 7th Annual Conference: Breastfeeding Through an Equity Lens-A Continuum of Care

Click here to Register for this event!

Black History Month and Black Maternal Infant, and Child Health

February 1-28

  • "As we celebrate Black History Month, we pay tribute to the struggles and achievements of the people and events that have shaped our nation. Join the USBC in recognizing the histories and continuing invaluable contributions of Black people in the United States."
  • "By working together to raise awareness about Black maternal, infant, and child health, and bringing to light community priorities, strengths, and assets, we can all share and utilize resources, and actively engage in collaborative efforts to advance health equity."

Click here for tools and resources from USBC!

Forum For Change: Centering Black Mamas, Black Families and Black Doulas

April 14

  • 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.

Click here to learn more about this event!


Black Maternal Health Week

April 11-17

  • 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!


Hope and Healing Family Center's First Annual Birth Summit

April 11,13,15

  • 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!


Rockland County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting

April 20

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Click here to Register for this event!


National Volunteer Recognition Day

April 20

  • National Volunteer Recognition Day is a day to honor our wonderful and generous volunteers who knit blankets and hats for babies in the NICU, deliver milk to babies in need, donor screen, assist Lab Techs when needed, help pack orders for outpatients, and more! We depend on our volunteers to help us do an assortment of tasks so that we can get precious donor milk to babies in need.

Click here to volunteer for NYMB

World NEC Awareness Day

May 17

  • Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating intestinal disease that affects vulnerable infants during their first weeks and months of life.

Click here to learn how you can get involved!


World Human Milk Donation Day

May 19

National Breastfeeding Conference and Convening

June 7-9

  • Registration is Open for the USBC National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening! The theme for this year’s convening is Pathfinders: Honor Lactation Wisdom and Nurturing Innovation

Father's Day

June 19

  • To the dads who help pack up and drop off milk donations, who clean pump parts, and snap photos to share with us, thank you. Today we honor you and wish you a Happy Father's Day!

Juneteenth

June 19

  • Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. Today we celebrate, reflect, and support each other.

Click here to learn more

2021

Giving Tuesday!

November 30

  • In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us
    hope – that together we can do extraordinary things. This #GivingTuesday is especially meaningful as we celebrate our Fifth Year Anniversary! After collecting and distributing over 1,000,000 ounces of milk since 2016, we are now raising funds to streamline our operations.

Click here to contribute!


Lakeshore Lactation Grand Opening of NYMB Depot

November 20

  • When: 12 PM - 1 PM
    Where: South Shore Mailroom (903 Montauk Hwy, Copiague, NY 11726)

Click here to learn more!


World Prematurity Day

November 17

  • Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. faced a maternal and infant health crisis and still remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth. This crisis is fueled by the health equity gap in our health care system that puts women and babies of color at the greatest risk.

Click here to learn more!


12th Annual Current Topics in Neonatology Nutrition and Advances in Neonatal Care

November 16

  • Guest Presenters:◦ March of Dimes, NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, Personal Testimonials
  • Topics of Discussion:◦ Racial disparities in premature birth
    ◦ Prematurity prevention, risk factors, and NICU care
    ◦ March of Dimes prematurity initiatives
    ◦ Nutritional needs of mothers and preemies

Click here to register!

Prana Prenatal & Newborn Expo

October 23

  • When you’re expecting or newly postpartum, it can be overwhelming figuring out what you need to prepare for your new life as a family. As is the case with a lot of Westchester County families, you probably just moved from the city or out-of-state and have no idea where to begin. There are so many services out there ready to help you out and many of them are right in your backyard!
  • Our expo is for the local business so you get that personal connection. The vast majority of our vendors are small business owners and moms themselves so you’ll be supporting local entrepreneurs and getting advice from those that have been there!
  • In addition to our vendor expo, we’ll be hosting 20-minute educational breakout sessions from some of the areas leading experts in the field.
  • 10:00 AM-4:00 PM at The Space at Westchester Avenue (2125 Westchester Ave, Rye, 10580)

Click here to register!


The PUMPkin Event

October 20

  • Join the Military Mommies Team for an educational and supportive virtual event where one of our expert Military Mommies Managers will review all the pumps that we offer. Each pump will be discussed as well as an explanation of the pump parts, terminology and best uses. We will even have time to answer any questions you may have. Our Outside Sales Partners are located all over the world to support you through your breastfeeding journey.
  • 11:00AM PST, 1:00PM CST, 2:00PM EST

Click here to register!

Breastfeeding: Nurturing the Path to Collective Health and Wellness

Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August 28

  • 11:00 AM-2:00 PM St. Albans Park
  • Breastfeeding Education
  • Baby Lift Up Ceremony
  • Community Resources and Support
  • Covid-19 Testing and Vaccines (Ages 12+). Receive a $100 Vaccine Incentive

Click here to register for this event!


Black Breastfeeding Week

August 23-27

Theme: The Big Pause: Collective Rest for Collective Power

Click here to watch the full video and learn more about the #BBW2021 theme!


Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Week

Theme: Reclaiming Our Traditions

August 16-20

Click here to learn more!


Revitalizing Culture Through Breastfeeding and Chest feeding

In Celebration of Indigenous Milk Medicine Week

August 12

  • Join speakers Kimberly Moore-Salas, IBCLC, and Amander Singer, CLC from the Navajo Breastfeeding Coalition. Together they will present a powerful discussion on the ancestral teachings around breastfeeding/chestfeeding in the Navajo culture in honor of Native Breastfeeding Week.

Click here to register!


Indigenous Milk Medicine Week

Theme: Nourishing Our Futures

August 9-13

  • This year's Indigenous Milk Medicine theme is "Nourishing Our Futures," in recognition of the power and respect this medicine has had for Indigenous peoples.

Click here to learn more!


Virtual BIG Latch On

Theme: Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility

August 6-8

Click here to register!


Brooklyn Alliance for Breastfeeding Empowerment, Inc. (BABE)

Breastfeeding Month

August 2-6

  • Join BABE for a virtual event to celebrate Breastfeeding Month!

Click here to register!

World Human Milk Donation Day

May 19

A day to celebrate human milk donors and professionals working together across the world to promote human milk donation!

Click here to learn more.


NEC Awareness Day

May 17

Necrotizing enterocolitis is a disease that affects mostly the intestine of premature infants. 

Click here to learn more.


The Heart and Science of Breastfeeding Online Conference

May 6

Topics Include

  • Science of the MotherBaby Bond: How Attachment Impacts Epigenetics, Brain Development and Stress
  • Up in Smoke – Using Evidence to Inform Our Practice with Cannabis and Human Milk FeedingCan a Baby Be Allergic to Breastmilk: Sensitivities, Allergies, Galactosemia, and Lactose Intolerance
  • Is Fem Tech our Friend?

Click here to register!


International Bereaved Mother's Day

May 2

“The first Sunday of each May is International Bereaved Mother's Day. This special day was created in 2010 to honour and celebrate the mothers who carry some, perhaps all, of their children in their hearts rather than their arms."

Click here to learn more

Black Maternal Health Virtual Conference 

April 16-17

This year’s virtual conference will offer a national space for learning, rich discussions, and mobilization to transform Black maternal health, rights, and justice. We need a place to be in the community together, to vision and dream, and to celebrate each other.

Click here to register!

New York Statewide Breastfeeding Coalition Annual Conference 2021

March 23

Widening the Lens to Improve Lactation Outcomes for All

Save time and money this year! No travel or lodging expense! We are making this a very interactive event, with lots of opportunities for you to network and chat with presenters as well as other attendees.

Click here to register!