Persuading African-American women to breastfeed proves challenging Brooklyn Reader November 11, 2015 By Brooklyn Reader November 11, 2015, 12:33 am Click here to view original web page at onlineathens.com Nurses and educators are pushing to encourage breast-feeding throughout the Northeast Health District in Athens, but persuading more African-American women to do so will mean overcoming entrenched attitudes. “In the U.S., breast-feeding rates differ by race and ethnicity. You see higher rates among Hispanic and educated, higher-income white mothers and […] Want to write for us? We're looking for interns and experienced writers! Go here for more information.