Wellness Check: A Very Necessary Conversation On Why Black Women Breastfeeding Matters

To give Black Breastfeeding Week 2020 the attention it deserves, ESSENCE asked three experts on the matter to sit down with Deputy Editor Allison McGevna to break down why breastfeeding matters to Black women and the challenges and triumphs that they face.
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To give Black Breastfeeding Week 2020 the attention it deserves, ESSENCE asked three experts on the matter to sit down with Deputy Editor Allison McGevna to break down why breastfeeding matters to Black women and the challenges and triumphs that they face. Founder of Milky Mamas and registered nurse, Krystal Nicole Duhaney, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Asaiah Harville, and VP of Research and Strategy at National Birth Equity Collaborative, Carmen Green join this necessary and timely conversation. Watch the full discussion here!

Breastfeeding Resources
“Because All Breastfeeding Journeys are Not the Same”

Know Your Rights-Lactation/Paid Family Leave:

A Better Balance

Mental Health:

Shades of Blue

NICU:

March of Dimes: My NICU Baby App March of Dimes Facebook Support Group

Exclusively Pumping:

Black Pumping Mamas FB Group

Breastfeeding After Reduction:

Breastfeeding After Reduction

General Support:

BLACK MOMS BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP BLACK BREASTFEEDING MAMAS CIRCLE
NOLA Baby Cafe
WIC Breastfeeding Support

La Leche League
KellyMom
ROSE
Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association

American Academy of Pediatrics
International Lactation Consultant Association

March of Dimes

Office on Women’s Health
Breastfeeding Support Groups in Your Area​

Hormonal Support:

Breastfeeding Without Birthing: A Breastfeeding Guide for Mothers through Adoption, Surrogacy, and Other Special Circumstances

State Breastfeeding Coalition Links:

Your State’s Breastfeeding Coalition

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