black history month Archive

We’re excited to wrap up our Black History Month series on breastfeeding with this post from Darcel at The Mahogany Way Cafe. Roll Call! You can check out previous posts […]

Reports say Black women don’t breastfeed…

We’re excited to wrap up our Black History Month series on breastfeeding with this post from Darcel at The Mahogany Way Cafe. Roll Call! You can check out previous posts […]

Let me set the scene for this conversation that happened about 4 years ago or so. At the time I was about 22, engaged, and working on a master’s degree […]

Adding Breastfeeding Back into our Family History and Black History

Let me set the scene for this conversation that happened about 4 years ago or so. At the time I was about 22, engaged, and working on a master’s degree […]

In 2008, Harlem Hospital became the first hospital in New York City to gain the special ‘Baby Friendly’ recognition for promoting breastfeeding among it’s mothers–mostly who are African-American and African. Being recognized […]

Harlem Hospital hearts Breastfeeding

In 2008, Harlem Hospital became the first hospital in New York City to gain the special ‘Baby Friendly’ recognition for promoting breastfeeding among it’s mothers–mostly who are African-American and African. Being recognized […]

I am an outraged ally of Donnicia Venters. If you haven’t already heard about this, she is the woman who was fired from her job in 2009 in direct response […]

Make history: protect pumping at work

I am an outraged ally of Donnicia Venters. If you haven’t already heard about this, she is the woman who was fired from her job in 2009 in direct response […]

Often, I find myself singing the “milks” song to my daugther. It’s pretty simple: “milks, milks, Himi loves milks.” I was singing this in the dark when I thought about […]

Cameroon Link: Songs about Breastfeeding

Often, I find myself singing the “milks” song to my daugther. It’s pretty simple: “milks, milks, Himi loves milks.” I was singing this in the dark when I thought about […]

Fellow breastfeeding enthusiasts, have you ever wondered how African-Americans came to be hooked on the breast-milk substitute (read: formula) anyway? In 2010, the Blacktating blog introduced us to the Fultz […]

Formula: How did we get hooked anyway?

Fellow breastfeeding enthusiasts, have you ever wondered how African-Americans came to be hooked on the breast-milk substitute (read: formula) anyway? In 2010, the Blacktating blog introduced us to the Fultz […]

Hi! My name is camille and attached is a pic of my baby georgi and I last summer @ 17 months.  She is now 27 months and we are still […]

Camille & Georgi

Hi! My name is camille and attached is a pic of my baby georgi and I last summer @ 17 months.  She is now 27 months and we are still […]

Reflecting on Black History Month, we have a tendency to hear stories about the Rosa Parks, Mahalia Jackson, Jackie Robinson-type icons who broke through color barriers to lay the foundation […]

Answering the Call: Black Surgeon Generals All Promote Breastfeeding

Reflecting on Black History Month, we have a tendency to hear stories about the Rosa Parks, Mahalia Jackson, Jackie Robinson-type icons who broke through color barriers to lay the foundation […]

Throughout the month of February, we will be highlighting little-known facts, inspiring histories and creative advice related to black women breastfeeding. If you are interested in contributing to this series, send […]

Feeding Our Own Babies: Breastfeeding on the Plantation

Throughout the month of February, we will be highlighting little-known facts, inspiring histories and creative advice related to black women breastfeeding. If you are interested in contributing to this series, send […]

Throughout the month of February, we will be highlighting little-known facts, inspiring histories and creative advice related to black women breastfeeding. If you are interested in contributing to this series, […]

Traditional African Nutrition and Breastfeeding

Throughout the month of February, we will be highlighting little-known facts, inspiring histories and creative advice related to black women breastfeeding. If you are interested in contributing to this series, […]