Health

Empowering black moms to say: 'I want to breastfeed'

A sign on the window of the lactation room at the Slauson WIC.
A sign on the window of the lactation room at the Slauson WIC.
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Black moms are much less likely to breastfeed, compared to women of other races and ethnicities. That’s why maternal and child health advocates devote the last week of August to bringing awareness of the benefits with Black Breastfeeding Week.

More and more local organizations are starting support groups with an aim to bring up breastfeeding rates for black women.

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