As the Bloomberg administration continues to promote Latch On NYC—its city-wide breastfeeding initiative—it has created a job that will pay a lucky individual $73,000 to promote breastfeeding in Brooklyn. Parts of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville will be targeted, and the position will involve home visits, a bit of consulting and a surprise: Men's involvement in the breastfeeding process.
Here's some information on the The Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone (BFEZ) Project:
The Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone (BFEZ) Project will target specific geographic areas within North/Central Brooklyn (Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville) to provide comprehensive, multi-level initiatives to encourage and support breastfeeding, addressing both gaps in breastfeeding education and practice as well as broader social determinants of health. The BFEZ Project will focus on male involvement in breastfeeding, local capacity building and economic development, community mobilization, community education and media, and direct services comprised of breastfeeding consultations, home visits, and support groups.
Tomorrow is the final day to apply, so if you want to preach about the benefits of breastfeeding, we suggest you move quickly.