Awarded the Silver!

Raven Café is honored to receive a Michigan Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Silver Award.

“We support an employee’s decision to continue breastfeeding when they return to work,” said Jody Parmann (wife of Sadaat Hossain / co-owner of Raven Café).

Breastfeeding award 1Jody Parmann breastfeeds daughter Eloise Hossain with “Madonna & Child” painting in background.Breastfeeding her 22 month old daughter on the second level of the restaurant with breastfeeding “Madonna & Child”, painted by her, in the background, she also wants patrons to know Raven Cafe encourages a breastfeeding friendly community. “The idea of decency, morality or the sexual nature people associate with breasts today did not exist in the same context back then. Breasts were for giving your child nutrition. As the most sacred of all mothers in recorded history, others should feel comforted by the fact that Mary did breastfeed, as it is a natural act shared between a mother and a child.” To find out more about the artist’s inspiration for the painting, visit

Raven Café, 932 Military Street, Port Huron, Michigan provides a comfortable atmosphere for breastfeeding, along with a section of inspirational and reference books in their large library, dedicated to helping others build the village to raise a happy and healthy child.

logoThe Michigan Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Awards are a component of the MIBFN “MI Breastfeeding-Friendly Business Project,” a work-site lactation support initiative funded by the Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity Section at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. For more information on this program and how to apply to be a Michigan Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace visit:

Breastfeeding Coalitions work within the local community to educate, promote, and normalize breastfeeding. The mission of the Michigan Breastfeeding Network (MIBFN) is to lead the statewide collaborative actions for advocacy, education, and coalition building in order to create a supportive breastfeeding culture. To learn more about the coalition and the benefits of breastfeeding, visit

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