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Public Health Reports: A Closer Look at Racial Ethnic Disparities in Breastfeeding

The proportion of African American women who breastfeed after six months is proportionately lower than every other ethnic group. Dr. Suzette Oyeku examines why.

Public Health Reports: Physicians Give Breastfeeding Advice to African American and White Women

This study determined rates of breastfeeding advice given to African American and white women by medical providers and WIC nutrition counselors, and sought to determine whether racial differences contributed to disparities in breastfeeding rates.

Support for First Generation Breastfeeders

For those who don’t have a mother or grandmother that breastfed, Mocha Manual CEO Kimberly Seals Allers has a few tips to get you started.

The Importance of ‘World Breastfeeding Week’ In My Piece of the World

Mocha Manual CEO Kimberly Seals Allers gives her unique perspective on the importance of breastfeeding to the African American female community, tracing its roots through slavery to the modern-day “formula movement.”

Dear White Women: Beyonce is OUR Breastfeeding Moment. Please Step Aside.

I know the breastfeeding world is all abuzz over reports that Beyonce breastfed her beautifully brown Blue Ivy in public last week and that we consider this a victory for all nursing moms everywhere, but I need to claim this moment for African American women.