BLACK BREASTFEEDING AND MENTAL ILLNESS: Struggling With & Surviving — A Blog Carnival #BlkBfing

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What do you know about mental illness and its impact on Black breastfeeding? If you’re like me, then it isn’t much. Every once in a while someone, somewhere, will highlight a story on postpartum depression to allow us to see what women go through. But even those are few and far between. What has been on my mind is […]

BLACK BREASTFEEDING AND MENTAL ILLNESS BLOG CARNIVAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Struggling With & Surviving (Video)

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What have you heard about mental illness and its impact on Black breastfeeding? I recently asked myself this question, and outside of a few stories here and there about postpartum depression I’ve heard next to nothing. Although I’ve been searching for roughly the past year it has only been in the last short period of […]

BLACK LGBTQ BREASTFEEDERS BLOG CARNIVAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ‘Coming Out’ of the (BLACK) Breastfeeding Closet

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Black and African American women statistically have the lowest breastfeeding initiation and duration rates of any group in this country. Incidentally, there is also a disproportionate amount of preterm, low birth weight, ill, and babies who die from SIDS, and other illnesses brought on by social, cultural and environmental factors. With the innumerable health benefits […]

BLACK FEMINIST BLOG CARNIVAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Debunking the ‘Man-Hating’ Myth

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Black Feminist Blog Carnival   There has been an ongoing misconception about Black Feminism. The experiences unique to those of us who have adopted a Black Feminist framework in order to understand the social atmosphere regarding gender, race, and class, has somehow relegated us to hate our Black male counterparts.   This Blog Carnival is […]