Article: BEST for babies

via chapelhillnews.com | BEST for babies.

“It’s really hard as an African-American mom, particularly in the South in this country, to get the support for breastfeeding,” she said. “I didn’t know anyone who was African-American who breastfed until me.”

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Black Breastfeeders in the Media: “Why I Chose to Breastfeed” – Baby On Board

Essence.com blogger, Cori Murray talks about her breastfeeding experience.

Why I Chose to Breastfeed – Baby On Board.

For me, a new breastfeeding mom, I’ve made a personal commitment to do so until my daughter is one. But I didn’t need the Pediatrics journal as motivation. I long heard breastfeeding was the absolute best source of nutrition for babies. Breast milk may help protect against: obesity, allergies, childhood leukemia, type 1 diabetes, colic, ear infections, respiratory problems and SIDS. Not to mention it may boost a child’s IQ. If a mother is able, why wouldn’t she want the best for her baby?

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Video | On Your Side: Less Black Mothers Breast-feed Than Other Mothers|NewsChannel 8

From NewsChannel 8 in the Washington D.C. area

NewsChannel 8 – On Your Side: Less Black Mothers Breast-feed Than Other Mothers – Researchers say the lives of nearly 1,00 babies could be saved if more women breast-feed their babies. Their reason is that breast milk helps protect against everything from ear infections to diabetes and even leukemia.

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Famous Black Breastfeeders: Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama talks about breastfeeding Sasha, interviewing at U of Chicago – Lynn Sweet.

First Lady Michelle Obama, speaking Wednesday at a White House conference on workplace flexibility, recalled the day she interviewed for a job as an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center–and how she breastfeed her daughter.

The mother of a newborn, Sasha, now eight years old, Mrs Obama could not find a babysitter so she took her baby along to the meeting.