Brownsville Brothers for Breastfeeding

Pregnant mothers in Brownsville are often faced with having more complicated pregnancies than other women, have more trouble during child birth, and are more likely to deliver their babies preterm (too early), or at a low birth weight – all of which can lead to more health problems or complications during growth and development. This is why efforts within the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH), namely their Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone and Healthy Start Brooklyn programs out of the Bristol street clinic (aka Brownsville Neighborhood Health Action Center), offer health and wellness services specifically to pregnant women, expectant fathers, infants and famili

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