"BreastFeeding Promoting, Breast milk Toting Moms"!
For decades the infant mortality rate in Cleveland,Ohio and Cuyahoga county has been among the highest in the state.
One Hundred and twenty six babies died before reaching a first birthday in the county in 2016, giving Cuyahoga county an infant mortality rate of 8.6 deaths per 1,000 live births, almost double the national rate.
The problem is concentrated among African American babies they represent 2 out of every 3 infant deaths in Cuyahoga county.
How can The Milk Mission help to combat infant mortality in the African American community, enter the Latch & Learn Initative. Through this initiative we will promote breastfeeding in the African American community through education, incentives, consultants and other resources that reduce infant mortality. Watch our finalist pitch at the Accelerate 2018 to learn more about latch & Learn!