BLACK BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS MATTER + BREAST MILK SAVES LIVES

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If you missed the previous post, then I’m just sharing that we still have a ton of breastfeeding buttons left! We made these during breastfeeding month to celebrate the miraculous, life-saving benefits of human milk, and know they’re helpful in getting the word across at anytime, but especially while we’re all masked-up. The first one […]

Don’t compare Black women’s breastfeeding to white women’s. In fact, don’t compare Black women to anyone

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[Note]: If you are here to order breastfeeding buttons only, then scroll to the end of this post. A little while ago, I wrote a post on here about my frustrations with how I’ve seen many breastfeeding advocates and even healthcare officials and researchers place white women at the center of the desired outcomes for […]

I did a thing (and it has to do with researching African American Breastfeeding in Mississippi)

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[Image]: My (fully loaded) car in front of the state sign. It reads: Welcome To Mississippi – Birthplace of America’s Music. I finally made it to Mississippi – to the Delta. And I’ve been here for just over a week! The drive was long and good – I got snowed in for a couple of […]

The ‘Respectable’ Black Midwife vs The Respected Black Midwife

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I wanted to highlight something about imagery, history and Black midwives that I think is crucial, since I’ve been seeing more and more people talk about them in places I wouldn’t necessarily expect — which is great! I came across a few items online that honored their legacy. In particular they discussed their significance and […]

BLACK WOMEN DOING: ANTHROPOLOGY

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For those in/around Seattle this Saturday, May 26, I’ll be speaking briefly about Black breastfeeding. The Black feminist library is inaugurating a series called Black Women Doing, and appropriately we’re starting with Anthropology. Below are the details and images. Anthropology is a branch of social science that looks at all aspects of human life. Given […]

How I got SCAMMED into buying infant formula while in England

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I don’t really consider myself someone who is easily duped. In fact, the opposite is true. It’s not only because I’m pretty suspicious and skeptical of nearly everything. But I feel I’m quite connected with my gut, pretty discerning and have fairly sound judgment. But because my whole life has revolved around infant feeding I clearly […]

DECOLONIZING #BREASTFEEDING IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR: A WEBINAR (Redux)

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I’ve had a number of folks contact me regarding the Decolonizing Breastfeeding in Communities of Color webinar I gave a number of months ago — so, I’m giving it again. I’ve added a bit of information from the last one, if you attended that, so it will be more exciting, of course while remaining situated […]