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 […]

Measuring Black breastfeeding with a white stick?: Why I’m intentional in leaving white women out!

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  I figured out what about Black breastfeeding, has been bugging me for so long. Well I recognized this before, but now it’s to the point where it actually — more than just ‘bugs’ me — it’s troublesome and makes me ill. It’s the consistent way Black women are ranked against white women when it comes […]

Is ‘Right Now’ just too soon to truly change breastfeeding culture?

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Over the past while I’ve really been thinking about what it means to truly change breastfeeding culture. More specifically, I’ve had thoughts on what it mean that so many promotions want changes in breastfeeding culture to usually happen right away. I often times come across, as well as, hear about statistics on who’s getting a […]

More Sharing African American #Midwife Stories, Part 2 in Jackson, MS

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I’ll be in Jackson, Mississippi next month giving a presentation during the More Sharing African American Midwife Stories. This is a four-part symposium that are at the fore of efforts of the organization to raise funds to restore the Scott-Ford houses in the city that will interpret the history of midwives in Mississippi. A very brief story […]

Uncovering Imperialist White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy in Professional Breastfeeding Services: The Greater Complexities of IBCLCs

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Below is a paper that I just turned in and filed with my department. I had to submit a ‘research competency’ paper as part of the requirements for my graduate program for the MA (think thesis), and chose to extend the conversation I started about my views on IBCLCs, who I think are very problematic […]