Help Wanted. ISO More Black Certified Lactation Consultants

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donations accepted Below is a letter I recently sent to organizations as a fundraiser, explaining the significanct lack of and significant need for more Black Certified Lactation Consultants.  The cost of courses surprised me and after all calculations, turned out to be quite a bit more than I initially expected — and that was even […]

The Black Woman’s Guide to BREASTFEEDING

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The Black Woman’s Guide to BREASTFEEDING: The Difinitive Guide to Nursing for African American Mothers, just showed up in the mail about an hour ago. I’m so excited! I have been waiting for it for over one week, and now I can finally start reading — well, I actually already read the Dedication, Letter to the Reader and Introduction. I […]

Racial diversity among lactation consultants

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Over a year ago when I was working with a group of Parish nurses for a Participatory Action Research (PAR) anthropology course, towards the end, the Reverend, a Chaplain, a white Chaplain, and director of the program and I began talking about the lack of People Of Color who joined the nursing program at the local community college. As […]