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Kimberly Selected As Commentator & Blog Expert for National “Break Time for Nursing Mothers” Campaign

Kimberly Seals Allers, multi-media journalist, breastfeeding advocate and author of The Mocha Manual series of books for mothers of color, has been named a commentator and blogger for Break Time for Nursing Mothers, a national campaign to increase awareness of a federal law to support breastfeeding working mothers.

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Why Does the Food Movement Neglect the “First Food” ?

        Yesterday was Food Day. As a mother of two, I’m just loving the food revolution in America—a grassroots effort to make food healthier and more accessible to all. But, I’m concerned that the food system conversation in the U.S. neglects to get to the root of the matter by including the [...]

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DOES THE FOOD MOVEMENT IGNORE THE “FIRST FOOD”?

        Yesterday, as the nation celebrated Food Day, I was left wondering why and how the food movement neglects to include the “first food”–breastmilk and the importance of breastfeeding in building a healthier America from the ground up. Here’s why the food movement must inlcude the “first food”…

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The Buzz: Kimberly Seals Allers Is Named An IATP Food & Community Fellow

The IATP Food and Community Fellows are innovative change makers who advocate for food and farming systems that are just and healthy for all people. My work will focus on the "first food"–breastmilk, and increasing awareness and breaking down the racial and social barriers around breastfeeding in vulnerable communities. No food system can be equitable [...]

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Breastfeeding Awareness Month: Are Mothers Viewed As Good Enough to “Incubate” A Baby But Not to “Nourish” It?

I love Jennie Joseph and the great work she does in the Orlando-area promoting healthy births at her Commonsense Childbirth facility. Dig into this engaging commentary: On Breasts and Babies – Is there a connection? The Surgeon General, Regina M. Benjamin, issued a call to action earlier this year. She very clearly outlined the case [...]

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Breastfeeding Special: Are Women Viewed As Able to Make A Baby But Not Nourish One?

Breastfeeding Awareness Month Guest Post: Why are women viewed as able to make a baby but not to nourish it?  Check out this week’s engaging commentary into the complexities of our breastfeeding rates by Jennie Joseph, midwife and founder of Common Sense Childbirth, a birthing center in the Orlando-area of Florida. 

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IT’S BREASTFEEDING AWARENESS MONTH. ARE YOU IN?

AUGUST IS BREASTFEEDING AWARENESS MONTH, AND IT KICKS OFF WITH WORLD BREASFEEDING WEEK AND I’M ALL IN WITH INFORMATION, RESOURCES, TIPS AND COMMENTARY ON OUR EXPERIENCE. JOIN IN!

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Please Come to My Boob-B-Cue This July 4th Weekend!

I'm having a Boob-B-Cue this weekend!!  No, I’m not suggesting you whip them out and slap ‘em on the grill with a zesty marinade—Sheesh that would hurt! But while you’re tossing those burgers on the grill and devouring those tasty hot dogs, ribs, or veggie kebabs, I’m asking that you also chew on this: the [...]

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Please Come To My Boob-B-Cue This July 4th Weekend!!

No, I’m not asking you to whip it out and slap it on the grill! –That would hurt!! But join me to cook up some fresh ideas on how we can improve breastfeeding rates and the breastfeeding conversation in our community.  While we’re chowing down lots of good food this weekend let’s marinade over "the [...]

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The Game’s Drew Sidora Talks Pregnancy, Single Motherhood, Grapefruit Juice and Fried Chicken!

We loved her on the old  "The Game" or maybe you didn’t, but mom-to-be Drew Sidora talks with Kimberly about crazy cravings, what scares her about having a boy, and her new TD Jakes sitcom.  And check out our exclusive baby shower pics!

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