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Every Child is a Blessing: Black Breastfeeding Week Matters

As a white woman I’m not going to say that I understand first hand the struggles black women go through in their breastfeeding journey. Because I can’t. It’s not my struggle or culture. But it’s a struggle that I think matters because I want to do anything I can to support other mothers and babies. One Facebook comment that particularly hit me was when a black woman said that she wasn’t receiving support in her family for breastfeeding because it was a “slave thing” to do. As a white woman, this is not a hurdle I ever had to jump with my family. I never had to overcome a stigma of breastfeeding being a “slave thing” or an income symbol. But black women do, and that shouldn’t be dismissed.
lhazelbyrd:

Picture Perfect Moment! ♥  #BlackWomenDoBreastfeed #BlackBreastfeedingWeek #BreastIsBest #BreastfeedingAwareness #BreastfeedingPicEveryday #BBW14 #TheCrochetingDoula #Baby #Mama #ChildbirthEducator #Doula #Midwife #LactationConsultant

lhazelbyrd:

Picture Perfect Moment! ♥
#BlackWomenDoBreastfeed #BlackBreastfeedingWeek #BreastIsBest #BreastfeedingAwareness #BreastfeedingPicEveryday #BBW14 #TheCrochetingDoula #Baby #Mama #ChildbirthEducator #Doula #Midwife #LactationConsultant

lstandsforllamas:

Boobie cuddles always make everything better (: #caydensample #baby2 #mine #breastfeeding #blackbreastfeedingweek #normalizebreastfeeding #sweetheart #babe #alexandrasample #breastfeedingmonth

lstandsforllamas:

Boobie cuddles always make everything better (: #caydensample #baby2 #mine #breastfeeding #blackbreastfeedingweek #normalizebreastfeeding #sweetheart #babe #alexandrasample #breastfeedingmonth

bewareofthemonkey:

Happy Black breastfeeding week 2014 #breastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #Attachedmommies #myblackisbeautiful

bewareofthemonkey:

Happy Black breastfeeding week 2014 #breastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #Attachedmommies #myblackisbeautiful

augustmomma:

mommaebbie:

From day one I planned on Breastfeeding Kelly , while awaiting our journey. I heard and read all types of stories, from crackers nipples to clogged ducts and the scariest of all milk supply never coming in. Even then I was still excited to breastfeed. I knew I would get little to no sleep, that Kelly would want to nurse nonstop an no matter how sore my nipples were I would have to tend to her needs, that me and my body would be a mess hormonally.
It was a challenge in the beginning I seemed to experience all of what I had read at once , clogged ducts , cracked nipples , bad latch ect. I was so close to giving up but we have found what works best for us. I love Breastfeeding , I love the connection, I being close to my baby.
You can attend all the classes you want but Breastfeeding is skill the be mastered between mommy and baby. TAKE A DEEP BREATHE Be patient , prep yourself and practice.

I love this post. Breastfeeding is hard but so worth it and I also love that your daughter and I have the same name! :) Keep up the great work.

augustmomma:

mommaebbie:

From day one I planned on Breastfeeding Kelly , while awaiting our journey. I heard and read all types of stories, from crackers nipples to clogged ducts and the scariest of all milk supply never coming in. Even then I was still excited to breastfeed. I knew I would get little to no sleep, that Kelly would want to nurse nonstop an no matter how sore my nipples were I would have to tend to her needs, that me and my body would be a mess hormonally.

It was a challenge in the beginning I seemed to experience all of what I had read at once , clogged ducts , cracked nipples , bad latch ect. I was so close to giving up but we have found what works best for us. I love Breastfeeding , I love the connection, I being close to my baby.

You can attend all the classes you want but Breastfeeding is skill the be mastered between mommy and baby. TAKE A DEEP BREATHE Be patient , prep yourself and practice.

I love this post. Breastfeeding is hard but so worth it and I also love that your daughter and I have the same name! :) Keep up the great work.

Black Breastfeeding Week | August 25 to 31, 2014

blackandgreenmama:

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August 25 through 31 marks Black Breastfeeding Week. As anyone who has seen me (and my boobs) knows, I am a huge advocate of giving our children a head start with breast milk whenever possible. Join the celebration on Twitter and Facebook by sharing your breastfeeding tips, triumphs, photos, and questions. And check out the #WellnessWed chat today at 2pm ET.

raisingbabys:

I hate it when people say breast milk stops becoming beneficial after a certain age. That’s just not true. Carrots don’t stop being beneficial because you’ve turned a certain age so why would breast milk just suddenly lose it’s nutrition?

I’ve always said the same thing, except I use broccoli in my example.

mrsxnos:

A breastfeeding picture from when we still lived in CA & Maeve was a lil tiny egg.

Gah! Too cute!!!

mrsxnos:

A breastfeeding picture from when we still lived in CA & Maeve was a lil tiny egg.

Gah! Too cute!!!

I see this billboard every day on the way to bring the kiddo to daycare. It makes me super happy.