Ruthie is the mother of four children, ages 12, 10, 22 months and 8 months. She breastfed each of her three oldest children for more than a year and is currently breastfeeding her youngest. Continue reading
Christina’s Story: An interest in birth led to an interest in breastfeeding
Christina is the mother of two sons ages 5 years 5 months and 2 years 10 months. She breastfed both of them for approximately two years each. You can find her occasionally blogging about her life at lafemmedesfemme. Continue reading
Article: BEST for babies
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“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.”
Tanashia’s Story: Breastfeeding despite lack of family support
Tanashia is the mother of three breastfed daughters ages 9, 4, and 3 months. Her older daughters self-weaned at ages 13 months and 16 months. Tanashia blogs about pregnancy, birth, parenting and family life at The Tallahassee Huffs.
What motivated you to breastfeed?
I have always known that I would breastfeed my babies. As a child I didn’t know that it was the best thing to do, but I knew that I would.
What is the history of breastfeeding like in your family?
My grandmother breastfed her six children, but because she had to. My mother & her sisters did not breastfeed. My sisters & my cousins did not breastfeed. I was the first to breastfeed in my generation. My mother & grandmother could not understand why I didn’t give my baby formula since I could afford it! Continue reading
Erykah’s Story: Breastfeeding saved my son’s life
Erykah is the soon-to-be mother of six children: a now 11 year-old who was breastfed for 16 weeks, a (step)daughter, twins who were breastfed for 19 months, and an 18 month-old son who just weaned due to Erykah’s current pregnancy.
Erykah’s determination to breastfeed her youngest son literally saved his life.
You can read Erykah’s family adventures at her blog, Catastrophe Out On the Lawn.
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?
Video | On Your Side: Less Black Mothers Breast-feed Than Other Mothers|NewsChannel 8
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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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ChicMomma’s Breastfeeding Story
Today we welcome ChicMomma who is the mother of a now 2 month old girl.
Article: Would you breastfeed another woman’s baby?
Interesting article on cross-nursing in Jamaica.
Would you breastfeed another woman’s baby? – Jamaica Women News: Health, Beauty, Motherhood & more – JamaicaObserver.com.
“Sister Pauline Lovindeer, director of the breastfeeding programme at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Mona, said that while it is not practised by hospital officials, some women in Jamaica still breastfeed each other’s baby.
“People do it, it is a matter of choice, it is a matter of she (mother) wanting a friend to help her out and mutual agreement between them — it happens — but at the institutional level, like at the hospital, we no longer give one mother’s milk to another’s baby,” said the nurse.”
Study: Breast-feeding would save lives, money – Yahoo! News
via Study: Breast-feeding would save lives, money – Yahoo! News.
“The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women breast-fed their babies for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says.”