Why Don’t More Black Mothers Breastfeed?

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First Lady Michelle Obama recently asked women to breast-feed more as she did with her children as part of her “Let’s Move” campaign. She believes there are health benefits with breast-feeding your children.

Only 55 percent of Black women breastfeed their children. Whites and Latinos are both higher than 75 percent.

The topic has always been a taboo one in the African American community. In the link below, writer Jamila Bey asks the question: “Why don’t more black mothers breast feed?”

Link to the article at TheRoot

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