Showing posts from August, 2016


Smiling while breastfeeding.

As we leave the national Black Breastfeeding week, I am reminded of just how many of us don't breastfeed. A client of mine just told be that she knows 4 women who recently gave birth and none of them has chosen to breastfeed. A 40 year old mother pulls out her breast to feed her 10 month old baby in the presence of her 75 year old grandmother who comments, "You still breastfeeding", suggesting that she is gross because the baby is too big now.

African American "original wombmen"  should nurse their babies. I do contribute some of the increase in us not nursing to many of us having cesarean births and being separated for long periods of time from the newborn. Our infant mortality and maternal death rate need a spotlight. Breastfeeding will keep mamas and babies alive.

After childbirth, drink 4 cups of herbal tea everyday. DRINK 1 GALLON of WATER DAILY!

If you are having challenges, please reach out to someone. There are plenty of lactati…