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Share Your Story! Moms, Have you benefited from the federal workplace pumping law?

As you may know, I was recently selected by the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee to help spread the word about the new federal law that allows all nursing moms to have mandated pumping breaks. If you didn’t know, Tanya Lieberman (who was also selected and wrote a great piece on BB360. Thanks Tanya!!) and I will […]

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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.”

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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.

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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.”

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Mama’s Milk: A Lesson in Breastfeeding

Given the high infant mortality rates in the African American community, we have to make sure that we give our kids every chance at having the healthiest start in life.

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LactoMama: My Black Breastfeeding Superhero

With whipping out only one breast, I am capable of feeding my entire family.

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Am I Black Enough to Be A Black Breastfeeding Advocate?

Are stereotypes among black women destroying efforts to increase our breastfeeding rates?

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