U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women's Health (2011) Your guide to Breastfeeding For African American Women. Other. UNSPECIFIED.
Breastfeeding offers so many benefits for families, including: • The joyful bonding with your baby • The perfect nutrition only you can provide • The cost savings • The health benefits for both mother and baby Even so, African American women are much less likely to breastfeed than other women. What was once an important tradition is not the norm for raising children today. There are many reasons for this trend, starting with a lack of support. There isn’t enough helpful breastfeeding information for African American women. Plus, from hospitals to drugstores, the message is “feed your baby formula.” When we look to our …
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