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Journal of Nutrition: Breastfeeding Among Low-Income African American Women

Breastfeeding in the African-American community lags behind every other ethnic group. The Journal of Nutrition examines why.


CDC Gives Key Stats on Breastfeeding in the U.S. from 1999 – 2006

The Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics compares the rates of breastfeeding among different ethnic groups.


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.