August is National Breastfeeding Month, and peer counselors at Hennepin County Public Health have been working to identify and overcome barriers that women (families, really) of color face to adopt the practice of breastfeeding for babies and moms.

In recognition of National Breastfeeding Month, Hennepin County Public Health is sponsoring two public events, “Chocolate Milk: The Documentary” and the 3rd annual Chocolate Milk Day. “Chocolate Milk: The Documentary” screens Aug. 26 at 4:30 p.m. at NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, 1256 Penn Ave. N., 5th floor, Minneapolis. The film seeks to answer the question of why more African-American women are not breastfeeding.

Chocolate Milk Day takes place Aug. 29, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and celebrate Black breastfeeding families. The event takes place at Fairview Park; 621 29th Ave. N., Minneapolis.

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