Considering #SlaveFood: Did white babies really receive the ‘perfect’ milk from Black women?

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I’ve heard arguments many times on both sides of the fence about breastfeeding and nutrition and opinions, evidence, etc on how closely a woman’s breastmilk reflects her diet.  One side says that regardless of what a woman eats when she is nursing she still makes a perfect milk. I took this to mean that if […]

Woke up this morning with my mind — stayed on Mississippi #BlkBfing

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I’ve been thinking a lot about Mississippi lately. It’s probably because I’ve really been wanting to go back and visit and inevitably conduct research, but also because I’ve been meeting folks from there. Just recently I met two — one man a couple of weeks ago, while I was at the bank with my oldest […]

What I’m Reading :: Birthing A Slave: Motherhood and Medicine in the Antebellum South (Video)

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OK, that title is kind of an exaggeration. I’m not necessarily ‘reading’ it at this particular moment, but the brand new copy of Birthing A Slave: Motherhood and Medicine in the Antebellum South that I ordered just showed up in the mail yesterday! And I anticipate this to be one heck of an incredibly insightful and eye-opening […]

Everybody knows about Mississippi? G*ddamn! #SomebodySayAPrayer

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I was finishing-up a fellowship proposal for my program at school last week, when I had to do some quick research. I needed a few facts and figures from the Center for Disease Control to input into my proposal, so I went to the 2012 Breastfeeding Report Card, which lists the ‘reports’ of breastfeeding for […]

What I’m reading :: MEDICAL APARTHEID: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans (Video)

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Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, is a book by Harriet A. Washington — and it was literally on my wish list for about three years before I finally got it the other day. It sounded interesting when I first came across it, but […]

RACE MATTERS! Why I AM A ‘Reverse Racist’. And Why I Won’t Stop Criticizing Whiteness — In Breastfeeding AND Beyond

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  For the past few days, I’ve been walking around feeling pretty upset. I went to a friend’s birthday party on Saturday night, and even though I already felt slightly weirded out about being around all but two people I didn’t know, this was confirmed after being in a room of white people, who foolishly […]

New Books :: On Breastfeeding, White Women, and Idealism, and Idealizing White Women Who Breastfeed (Slide Show)

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I went to the library’s bookstore (if that makes any sense). There is a bookstore sponsored by the library that is filled with used texts, which I assume are donated or previous editions the library has since upgraded. I headed directly for the breastfeeding section, of course. The prices are fantastic. I ended up paying […]