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Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month


Miami, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Miami-Dade County is celebrating National Breastfeeding Month this August. In recognition, various Miami-Dade County organizations have partnered to host 2022 BreastfeedMIAMI. This year’s theme— Together We Do Great Things! – focuses on the power and impact our collective efforts have on families and communities. This happens through our daily efforts as we provide service, support and education to all babies, mothers, fathers, and the family unit.

BreastfeedMIAMI is a community catalyst in advocating, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding to empower mothers, fathers, partners, and families to breastfeed their children throughout Miami-Dade County. BreastfeedMIAMI envisions Miami-Dade County as a breastfeeding-friendly community, with equity, diversity, and inclusion.

In celebration of National Breastfeeding Month, BreastfeedMiami will be hosting various events throughout the community. All events are FREE and open to the public.

  • Breastfeeding Awareness Family DayBreastfeeding Awareness Family Day will kick off National Breastfeeding Month and during World Breastfeeding Week. The event will host The Latch On, children’s activities, parent workshops, raffles, and the Art of Breastfeeding exhibition.

    Saturday, August 6th, 9:00am – 2:00pm
    Doral Legacy Park
    11400 NW 82 Street

    Doral, FL 33178

  • Girl Talk: Movie Night @ Virtual Breastfeeding CaféFeatured film: The Milky Way
    Visit the Art of Breastfeeding exhibition, join in on raffles and enjoy some refreshments.

    Friday, August 12th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Wellcare Welcome Center Room & Zoom
    9552 SW 160 Street
    Miami, FL 33137
  • Art of Breastfeeding Closing ExhibitionThe Art of Breastfeeding is a visual exhibition showcasing the beauty and diversity of breastfeeding, pump-feeding, and chest-feeding among mothers, fathers and members of diverse family settings and ethnicities.

    Saturday, August 27th, 11:00am – 3:00pm
    Jessie Trice Community Health System
    20612 NW 27 Avenue
    Miami Gardens, FL 33056

BreastfeedMIAMI recognizes contributing event sponsors, City of Doral, Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade, The Children’s Trust, Kiwanis of North-Dade, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Zen Mama Love, South Miami Hospital, My Mom Glow, Community Medical Group and Sunshine Health who are committed in to BreastfeedMIAMI’s mission in supporting families in Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade WIC provides healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and family resources to more than 60,000 women, infants, children, and families in Miami-Dade County. If you’re pregnant, recently postpartum, or a caretaker of a child under age five, you can get personalized support for you and your family at one of our WIC Centers. It is easy to apply, simply call our appointment center at 786.336.1300, Monday through Friday from 7:15am – 5:00pm. Visit us at www.miamidadewic.org.



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