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More Than Just Talking Equity: Why Black Breastfeeding Week is Central to Achieving Equity

Lately there’s been a lot of talk in the public health and breastfeeding circles about equity. And rightly so. The scope and depth of racial disparities across various health indicators and in breastfeeding—life’s earliest health intervention—cannot be ignored. Yet every year, many in these same circles, both publicly and privately question why Black Breastfeeding Week [...]

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#BBW2015: Kimberly Goes Inside Her Story with Jacque Reid on TJMS!

Kimberly goes Inside Her Story with Jacque Reid on Tuesday on the Tom Joyner Morning discussing the 3rd Annual National Black Breastfeeding Week and the first ever national coordinated Baby “Lift Up”, which place in several cities- Including Detroit, Atlanta, Brooklyn and more- on August 29th at 3PM EST. Click here to listen.    

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Campaign Aimed to Improve Breastfeeding rates in kansas

In 2011, Kansas ranked 42nd nationally when surveyed by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on their hospitals’ (statewide) efforts to encourage mothers to breastfeed. Dr. Robert Moser, Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary stated “We have a lot of room for improvement,” on Thursday at the Kansas Health Summit on Breastfeeding. [...]

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Your Post-Pregnancy Survival Guide: From After Delivery Soreness to Breastfeeding Discomfort, Check out these 4 Products

Life after childbirth can have its minor discomforts, especially in the early days. Feeding schedules, diaper changes (and purchases), and sleepless nights (just to name a few—but not limited to) can be more than a handful for new mothers, and having nipple soreness and pain in other places “downtown”,  can make it worse! Post-pregnancy discomforts [...]

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SYSTEMIC RACISM IS KILLING BLACK BABIES IN AMERICA — BUT THERE IS SOMETHING BLACK WOMEN CAN DO ABOUT IT

By Shafia M. Monroe   The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says the U.S. infant mortality rate is the highest among selected states in the South and Midwest regions. In 2010, 13 states and the District of Columbia had infant mortality rates of 7.00–7.99, and two additional states (Mississippi and Alabama) had infant mortality rates [...]

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Forget the WHO Code. It’s The Street Code That Undermines Mothers in Detroit

It’s the 33rd anniversary of the international effort to curb unethical infant formula marketing practices. But you wouldn’t know it from the streets of Detroit. By: Kimberly Seals Allers If you thought we were past the days of blatantly egregious infant formula marketing and that hospitals, doctor’s offices and subtle messaging and innuendo were the [...]

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We mourn the loss of Terry Jo Curtis, a Breastfeeding Champion

Words can’t express how sad I am to learn of the passing of the phenomenal Terry Jo Curtis, who was a fearless champion for mothers, fathers and babies and the founder of the Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition. We have lost a giant among us. As the creator of the first Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding Group in [...]

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Black Breastfeeding Resources: Online and Social Media

Black breastfeeding has gone social! Check out our round up of blogs, Facebook pages, and organizations thats support breastfeeding in our community. Please feel free to add to the list, so our mamas know where to find support!! Listed below are a few websites to help nursing black mothers with their breastfeeding journey: Free To [...]

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What’s Missing From Earth Day Celebrations? More Talk of Breastfeeding

Today, as over one billion people in over 192 countries celebrate Earth Day and everyone is thinking about ways to be more environmentally conscious. But few things are more “green” than breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is often framed as a personal decision, but it is most definitely also a planetary one. Breastmilk is one of very few [...]

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Black Women Do Breastfeed: Yaya Alafia Posts Breastfeeding Pic on Instagram

After the unbelievable social media dust up over NFL linebacker, Philip Wheeler’s girlfriend, Ashley Nicole posting a breastfeeding picture on Instagram, new mom Yaya DaCosta Alafia decided to post her own pics in solidarity. She wrote: I know i’m mad late, but i haven’t been on the computer much lately. just heard about the uproar over @ash3nicole pic & [...]

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