Breastfeeding

Several Black mothers in Alabama got together for a beautiful breastfeeding photo shoot in an effort to break stigmas and bring awareness.

A Maryland couple has accused police officers of tampering with evidence of their alleged unlawful arrest last year. Juley Harris (popularly known as local artist DC Prophitt) and his girlfriend Shanita Simms pulled into a gas station in December 2014 and were later approached by a Charles County police officer, PINAC (Photography Isn’t A Crime) reports. The […]

In an effort to encourage to low-income Detroit, Mich.,  mothers to breastfeed, an Oregon company has teamed with the Clinton Global Initiative to buy their breast milk and resell it to hospitals at a 600 percent markup, according to the New York Times. Says Kimberly Seals Allers in the Times: What is a for-profit company with no […]

Laura Trickle is in quite a pickle! The Missouri mom, who has a breastfeeding seven-month old baby boy, Axel Graham, is in hot water with the legal system just for having her son in tow when she reported for jury duty last August. Now, the muddled mom, who was hit with a court order by a […]

With all the talk about obesity and chronic disease in the African-American community, the surgeon general is out to educate Moms about an early preventive measure: breastfeeding. “By raising awareness, the success rate among Mothers who want to breastfeed can be greatly improved through active support from their families, their friends, and the community,” Surgeon […]

DETROIT — Afrykayn Moon was kicked off a SMART bus for breastfeeding her son, after the driver demanded that she cover up or get off. Moon refused and continued to breastfeed. According to Michigan state law, Moon did have the right to continue breastfeeding under public-indecency laws. Moon and a group of women will stage […]

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 […]

WASHINGTON D.C.-As part of her campaign for better health, First Lady, Michelle Obama has been promoting breastfeeding. Politics Daily Reports: Looking ahead to what she will do in the second year of “Let’s Move,” Mrs. Obama said: “We also want to focus on the important touch points in a child’s life. And what we’re learning […]