I am a 44 year old wife and mother of five children and grandmother of two grandchildren. My daughters are 22, 20, 19, and 2 years old. My son is 16 years old and my grandchildren are 2 years old and 6 months old, respectively. Continue reading
Natasha’s Story — “I thought it was the norm”
Natasha is the mother of an 18 month old boy who is still breastfed. She writes about her life at The Adventures of Natasha and Nate. You can read more about her breastfeeding journey here: Why I Breastfeed, Part Deux. Continue reading
Keva’s Story — Fourth Time’s A Charm
Nadirah’s Story — It just seemed natural
Nadirah is the mother of a 16 month old girl, who is an avid nursling. Nadirah blogs about her views on motherhood at Nad and Zara Take on the World, and recently self-published a book of motivational essays, On All the Things That Make Me Beautiful. Continue reading
Kira’s Story: Persevering through a rough start
Kira shares her story of persevering through tremendous difficulty in order to successfully breastfeed her now 10 month old son. Kira blogs about being “a modern woman with old fashioned tendencies” at Just Like June. Continue reading
Ruthie’s Story – Preparation is key to success
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
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.”
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.
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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