Please Help Us to Help Urban Moms
A mothers breast milk is natures' best food for a growing baby. Breastfed babies are shown to have higher cognitive development due to the constituents of breast milk which is naturally tailored to each individual baby's needs. They also have stronger immune systems. The African American community has been steered away from breast feeding and it's time that we return to nature to nourish our growing babies. Breast milk is what is best for baby. However, many young and urbanite mothers do not have the resources and training to properly engage in breastfeeding and proper care for their babies, nor do they have an understanding of the nutritional requirements.
Healthy Heart Plus II is a non profit organization designed to provide life enhancing nutritional education and services to communities who are nutritionally destitute as a result of social, economic and environmental disparities due to the food deserts that plague urban communities (ie lack of local access to fresh nutritious food/grocery etc.). HHPII offers the Mommies, Bellies, Babies and Daddies Program which was created to inform new mothers about the importance of breastfeeding, nutrition during and after pregnancy, and combating the infant mortality rate in minority communities.
Besides reducing the infant mortality rate, there are additional program goals including: reducing low birth weight and racial disparities by addressing associated risk factors, reducing maternal stress and depression, and increase breastfeeding rates. We encourage young moms in the urban community to return to breast feeding their babies the way that nature intended. We provide nutritional counseling before the baby is born as well as breastfeeding classes, mentoring and financial assistance to young mothers who need help taking care of their babies. Our program serves women in both Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia. We are seeking donations to assist in providing services to these much deserving moms and babies. Please help us to help our community grow strong and healthy children. Your continuous support is deeply appreciated.
We need funds to help with:
Baby Care Essentials
Financial Assistance Mini-Grants (for expenses, utilities, etc)
Our village! Our community!
Mommies Bellies, Babies and Daddies