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Better Birth

is a non-profit based in East-Central Illinois offering free and low-cost training for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) who want to become birth workers. 

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coming soon!

Black Breastfeeding Week Celebration and Photoshoot:
August 26, 2023


In recognition of Black Breastfeeding Week (August 25-31), BIPOC for Better Birth (BBB) is hosting our 3rd annual "Black Breastfeeding Week Celebration and Photoshoot." The purpose of this event is to promote the benefits of human milk and lactation and provide a space for BIPOC pregnant and breast/chestfeeding people to build community.


In an effort to normalize breastfeeding in our community, we will host a gathering in at Hessel Pavilion in Champaign, IL on Saturday August 26th from 11 AM to 1 PM. We will have giveaways, activities for kids, information about local lactation resources, light refreshment, our promotional sponsors, an opportunity to meet other Black breastfeeding parents from across Central Illinois. Shelby Springer, doula and birth photographer, will provide latch portraits for BIPOC people who are currently pregnant and/or breastfeeding. Sign up HERE for a mini photography session featuring you and your nursling and be sure to stay until the end of our event for a group photo!

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We are grateful to have several promotional sponsors this year including:

  • The RICH Therapist

  • Urbana Champaign Reproductive Justice
  • Uniting Pride of Champaign County
  • YWCA of Champaign County
  • Mother's Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes
  • East Central Illinois Breastfeeding Task Force / Illinois Public Health Institute
  • Illini Sitters
  • Buy Black Chambana
  • The Village CU
  • Cunningham Township

3rd Annual Black Breastfeeding Week Celebration and Photoshoot

August 26, 2023 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Hessel Pavilion

1400 Grandview Dr, Champaign, IL 61820


to hear more about our upcoming events 
like this Spring's doula training!


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