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. [...]
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and new studies have shown that African-American women who breast-feed may be able to decrease their risk of developing aggressive forms of breast cancer. The study was led by researchers at Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center and the University of North Carolina Lineberger Cancer [...]
TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH: NEW STUDY RANKS U.S. LAST IN HEALTHCARE; 10 TIPS TO EMPOWER YOUR MEDICAL EXPERIENCE
The Commonwealth Fund, and organization who provides grants to improve health care policies practices based on independent research, completed their own studies in the years 2004, 2006, 2007 & 2010 where they compared the United States to six other industrialized countries (New Zealand, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Australia, Canada, and Germany) on measures on [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I’m a new mom of a 9 week old and am exclusively breastfeeding. I am surprised with how strongly I feel about breastfeeding now, and am turning into a bit of a breastfeeding advocate to friends/family and my blog readers. I was featured on TheBump.com in their “public breastfeeding tips” video this week. My blog [...]
For moms who choose the feed their children via the breast way, the Mocha Manual has put together a handy list of experts, books and organizations for you to turn to as you bond with your baby — everything you need to support you on your journey.
High-risk pregnancy is a nerve-wracking experience, creating fear and limitations for those who have to go through it. Learn how you can still have a fulfilling, fun and sexy pregnancy.
An alarming number of children don’t eat breakfast before going to school every day. Boys Town, the national child and healthcare organization, gives five reasons that your kid needs to eat breakfast — today!
“Still Standing” — a new film by nationally renowned marriage experts Lamar and Ronnie Tyler — celebrates and advocates the powerhouse that is black marriage. Be sure to catch the last few showings of the film at theaters around the U.S.