Black Women Breastfeeding: Obstacles and Motivation | The Leaky B@@b
“Historically, black women were the wet nurses for the white masters’ children. This caused them to end up neglecting their own children. This fact has left a lot of women of color questioning whether or not they want to nurse at all. You see, we don’t want anyone to think of us as subservient. However, nothing is better in life than serving your child in this manner.”
Founder of Breastfeeding in Color opens up about what obstacles she has faced in her breastfeeding journey, what has inspired her to press on, and how she’s encouraging other black women to breastfeed.