Our breastfeeding stories and images are not easy to find online. In fact, it would seem as if the story of modern black American women breastfeeding is limited. This blog seeks to highlight the many black mothers in the United States (and beyond) who do indeed breastfeed their children. Despite the statistics that show a despairing picture of breastfeeding among black mothers in the United States, there are many of us who have breastfed, are breastfeeding, and will breastfeed our children.
We invite all mothers who identify racially as black to share your breastfeeding stories here. It does not matter how long you breastfed or even if you used alternative feeding methods at some point, your story is welcome. This is a judgment-free zone.
***Even though this blog exists primarily to highlight the stories of black mothers we welcome all mothers to this space.