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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.

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.”

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.

LactoMama: My Black Breastfeeding Superhero

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

11 Tips for Breastfeeding Success

Think about your baby’s first food long before you deliver, and be sure to have all the tools you need for one of motherhood’s greatest adventures. Click the link for some helpful tips for newcomers.

10 Things To Know About Breastfeeding

To all moms out there, try breastfeeding and seize the day! Kids grow up fast, and the nursing months will end up being a tiny section of their lives, but with great benefits.

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”…

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. 

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!

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 […]