• Naiomi Catron RNC, IBCLC

Black Breastfeeding Week..Is there really a need?



This year’s theme for Black Breastfeeding Week (#BBW): The Big Pause--Collective Rest for Collective Power provides an opportunity for mission-aligned brands to support Black women, birthing people and families by honoring the power of rest in breastfeeding, maternal health, and social justice outcomes. This year, after an unprecedented global pandemic and in solidarity with the multi-racial movement for Black lives, we honor rest as restorative and revolutionary for Black families. Furthermore, breastfeeding/body feeding is an important moment of rest in early motherhood that must be valued, not undermined.


While this is an amazing mission and organization its extremely unfortunate that many people do not know #BBW exists and even more people don't understand why there is a need for #BBW a black breastfeeding week. This short episode helps to answer the question, 'Why is there a need for Black Breastfeeding Week?'


Please help share the importance of this week by sharing this information.


 

....we will tackle why it is important to know about Black Breastfeeding Week and how we can support our community.


Chapters:


1:59 Why is there a Black Breastfeeding Week?

4:02 Breastfeeding and infant illness

10:13 Systemic racism

16:14 How can we support women of color so they can mother their children

18:08 At MilkDiva we help people fund their lactation consultation


 


In an effort to help more women in our community have the opportunity to breastfeed we have just launched our Milk Diva Gives Back program. Our goal is to support our Austin community by providing extremely low-cost, high-quality, lactation support to families facing financial hardship.


Please consider donating towards, Nurturing and Nourishing Our Future Generation by visiting: https://www.milkdiva.com/givesback


 

Mentioned in this episode:

Blog on Black Breastfeeding by MilkDiva

Why We Need Black Breastfeeding Week

Black Breastfeeding 360 by Kimberly Seals Allers

First Foods Friendly

Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association

Black Breastfeeding Week

 

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