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The Root Behind Black Breastfeeding Reluctance

As a black breastfeeding advocate I perpetually ask myself why there remains such a stark contrast between black mothers who opt to breastfeed and white and Hispanic mothers who breastfeed. Low breastfeeding rates among blacks, I've surmised, is largely due to our role as wet nurses during slavery. As black women slaves, we were used… Continue reading The Root Behind Black Breastfeeding Reluctance

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Boobie Brigade Out In Force and En Masse

If you've been keeping up with recent breastfeeding news undoubtedly you've heard about the public nursing incident that a Pennsylvania mother reported to her local press about two weeks ago.On Saturday, spurred on by about 150 moms, children and spouses, this mom, Leigh Bellini turned her outrage into a formal, organized protest at the mall… Continue reading Boobie Brigade Out In Force and En Masse