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Daddy B.E.A.N.S mentoring program serves as a forum for African American fathers. Whether they are soon-to-be or currently on daddy duties, men can join a safe space to simply be themselves while picking up and putting down new tricks and tips for a variety of topics around raising their little ones.

This one’s for the fellas! Are you a new or expecting Black father? We’d love for you to come hav a conversation with other guys about all things daddy-ing!tricks and tips for a variety of topics around raising their little ones.

Check back for other upcoming events and stay connected with the latest news on social media!


All events are free and open to the public


Enjoy open and comfortable conversations with specialists and other mothers. All lactation topics from first latch to weaning are open for discussion.

Feel free to bring your children or slip away for an hour! You will also find diapers and refreshments at each of our cafes.

We’re here to answer questions and provide safe, non-judgemental spaces to get acquainted with local families and current information on caring for your little one.

~Mecklenburg County Breastfeeding Cafe~

~Union County Breastfeeding Cafe~ Hablamos español

*Check social media for upcoming meetings

News and Upcoming Events

Annual B.E.A.N.S. Bash

Since 2016, QC Cocoa B.E.A.N.S. has hosted a community baby shower event annually. We partner with the Office of Minority Health’s Preconception Peer Educator program (a national campaign raising awareness about infant mortality within the African American community) and the Office on Women’s Health’s It’s Only Natural initiative (“a public education campaign that aims to raise awareness among African American women of the importance of and benefits associated with breastfeeding and provide helpful tips”).

The It’s Only Natural session is led by lactation consultants, guests play baby shower games, and are able to speak with a lactation consultant and registered dietitian about breastfeeding tips, nutrition, equipment and additional resources. During these showers, families receive breastfeeding

education, play games, eat and collect a large donation bag filled with new and gently used or new baby items.

National Breastfeeding Month

August is Breastfeeding Awareness month. And the last week, August 25th-31st, is Black Breastfeeding Week. Across the nation, cities hold community events to recognize, normalize, and celebrate breastfeeding among families of color.
Along with food, games, and laughter, Charlotte, NC families are able to connect and learn about local support.

August 1-7 World Breastfeeding Week (Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility)

August 8-14 Native Breastfeeding Week (Nourishing Our Futures)

August 15-21 Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Week (Reclaiming Our Tradition)

August 25-31 Black Breastfeeding Week (The Big Pause: Collective Rest for Collective Power)

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