black women and breastfeeding

Black Breastfeeding Week: Celebrating the Joy Of Black Moms Who Breastfeed

Breastfeeding was the most amazing feeling EVER—like love personified. This week's annual Black Breastfeeding Week aims to celebrate that joy.

– Aug 25, 2016

Pope Francis Is Cool With Public Breastfeeding—And You Should Be, Too

News that Pope Francis is encouraging mothers to breastfeed their babies in public just might make me stop in my nearest Catholic church for a service or two.

– Dec 18, 2013

Black Breastfeeding Week 2013: How Breastfeeding Made Me a Better Pediatrician

I breastfed my daughter and son for 19 and 24 months, respectively. Yes, they had teeth. They were talking and walking. In the end, it...

– Aug 30, 2013

#BlackLivesMatter Tweetchat: Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week 2013 and Black Parenting

Tonight, it’s going down. Black Breastfeeding Week 2013 continues its inaugural celebration with the #BlackLivesMatter Tweetchat, featuring an all-star line-up of African American bloggers/thinkers/breastfeeding advocates/lovers...

– Aug 29, 2013

Nipples and Ninny: This African-American Mom’s Breastfeeding Journey

It was a no-brainer for me: All the books said I should breastfeed my baby because it was best for her that she would be...

– Aug 28, 2013

The Freshest, Jamminest Breastfeeding How-To Video, Like, Ever!

Hands down, the best informational breastfeeding video, like, ever—not just because it cribs the beat from Teach Me How To Dougie, or even because it’s...

– Aug 26, 2013

Black Breastfeeding Week 2013: Celebrating Black Mothers, Babies and the Best First Food

Black lives matter. Black mothers and our babies matter. Black breastfeeding—this definitely matters. That’s why MyBrownBaby is proud to support Black Breastfeeding Week, the inaugural...

– Aug 26, 2013

Black Moms & Breastfeeding: Why We Should Care About World Breastfeeding Week

By KIMBERLY SEALS ALLERS As World Breastfeeding Week comes to an end, I’m wondering how many African Americans even knew it came and went. As...

– Aug 8, 2013

Black Women & Breast Cancer Research: Black Moms Needed For Important Health Studies

By TARA PRINGLE JEFFERSON Each year, 19,000 new cases of breast cancer occur among African American women. That’s 19,000 too many. According to the American...

– May 29, 2013