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breastfeeding, equity

Breastfeeding Success is a Racial Equity Issue

By Sharon Marshall-Taylor, CLC CPH|Program Manager, Brooklyn Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone Not enough Black mothers breastfeed their babies. As a Black mother myself, I know how hard it is to start and continue to breastfeed. I tried my hardest with varying degrees of ...

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The Miracle Of Mother’s Milk

The experience of breastfeeding is special for so many reasons: the joyful closeness and bonding with your baby, the cost savings, and the health benefits for both mother and baby. New research shows that babies who are exclusively breastfed for ...

Advocates Meet to Bring Doulas to All

Doulas for All! Photo by Keston Jones By Mary-Powel Thomas More than 60 doulas, community advocates, and champions gathered recently to talk about ways to increase doula support for women in New York City and State. ...

Welcome, Breastfeeding !

By Jeff Spitz, Brooklyn Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone   Outreach volunteers Desree Foster (left) and Jelisa Tannis (right) persuaded manager Stephanie Lastra (center) to make this Bed-Stuy juice bar a breastfeeding-friendly establishment for mothers. Photo by Stephen ...

Black Breastfeeding Week 2015: Lift Every Baby

Photo: www.popsugar.com By Kimberly Seals Allers, Director, First Food Friendly Community Initiative; and Co-Founder of Black Breastfeeding Week Yes, breastfeeding is the optimal nutrition for babies. But breastfeeding has never really been just about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is ...

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