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Things need to change to increase Black breastfeeding rates.

Before You Tell Black Women To Breastfeed, Consider This

A clear medical bias and the stresses of new motherhood, often leaves Black women unsupported on their breastfeeding journeys. Read...
Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez    |   10.12.18   |   SHARE
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We need a Black Breastfeeding Week and Women Who HaTo Go Back To Work At One Month Postpartum Because We Don't Offer Adequate Leave Week.

No, We Don't Need A World Formula Week

It's World Breastfeeding Week, a time for nursing moms post their favorite photos and share stories. And a week formula feeders demand equal Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.7.18   |   SHARE
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The United States Doesn't Care About Breastfeeding Or Formula — It Cares About Money

There is a lot of inaccurate and misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes, and the FDA skips along its merry corrupt way in response. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   07.11.18   |   SHARE
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Serena And Me: Not Even Celebrity Moms Can “Have It All”

Watching Serena Williams’s difficult pregnancy, and health scares I saw her as a mere mortal for the first time in the documentary Serena And Me. Read...
Candy Schulman    |   06.28.18   |   SHARE
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Consent Is Best: Let's Stop Shaming Mothers Into Breastfeeding

When I first realized I wasn’t going to really breastfeed, I was determined that everyone knew why. We need to stop shaming mothers into Read...
Jacinta Nandi of The Refresh    |   06.13.18   |   SHARE
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Did You "Fail" At Breastfeeding? It Might Have Contributed To Your Postpartum Depression

We need to know that the way we frame infant feeding can impact mothers, for better or worse. And we need to recognize that when we impact a mother’s Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.31.17   |   SHARE
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Why Do We Need Black Breastfeeding Week?

When we see each other, we see ourselves. And when we see ourselves, we know we are strong and capable and worthy. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.29.17   |   SHARE
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Edgy Breastfeeding Fashion For Rebel Mamas, Now In Plus Sizes

Leche Libre is bringing more body positivity in the fold of the brand with the world’s first ever plus-size line of edgy breastfeeding gear. Read...
Sezin Koehler    |   08.18.17   |   SHARE
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