In 2012, Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere Inc. (ROSE) held its first of three annual Breastfeeding Summits titled, 2012 Breastfeeding Summit: Reclaiming An African American Tradition at Morehouse School of Medicine, funded by the Office on Women’s Health and strongly supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition.
ROSE Community Transformers
The ROSE Community Transformer Training is a two-day workshop utilizing an evidence-based curriculum on providing peer breastfeeding support. During the training, individuals learn the essential skills for providing peer counseling in the area of lactation management and methods for making referrals to resources for interventions outside of their scope of practice. They are also taught how to lead ROSE breastfeeding clubs.
ROSE Breastfeeding Clubs
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation funded the development of the curriculum for ROSE’s Breastfeeding Club. Breastfeeding clubs are open-forum discussions conducted by trained Community Transformers in an informal setting. In these environments, families can learn more than basic breastfeeding, but the mechanics of breastfeeding, which helps to increase the duration and multiply the benefits. Each breastfeeding club is set...
ROSE Baby Cafe
ROSE initiative to improve access to breastfeeding in the African-American community.
This virtual cafe is about reclaiming our breastfeeding experience and reforming healthcare through breastfeeding.
It includes resources for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, support from trained ROSE staff, and an open forum discussion.
Breastfriends is an 8-week peer support program that pairs people who have had a positive breastfeeding experience and breastfed for at least 6 months within the past 5 years with people who have little to no breastfeeding experience.
If you have an interest in providing breastfeeding peer support and are willing to participate in the BreastFriend Program for the full 8 weeks, then this program may be for you.
Healthcare Provider Training
ROSE conducts trainings on breastfeeding support for health care providers, peer counselors, and community health workers who work with underserved communities and families of color. In 2013, ROSE provided training in New Orleans, LA for 300 public health employees; in Anniston, AL for 100 healthcare providers which included physicians, nurse midwives, nurses, nutritionists, nursing students, and lactation consultants...