Happy Black Breastfeeding Week
It’s Black Breastfeeding Week, y’all! It is the time we set aside to specifically encourage, uplift and celebrate Black women who do or who plan to breastfeed their babies.
Why is there a BLACK Breastfeeding Week in addition to World Breastfeeding Week? Great question! The unfortunate reality is that Black infant mortality is the highest in this country. That means, more Black babies die before their first birthday than any other race. A HUGE deterrent to this is *drumroll, please* BREASTFEEDING! Not only does mama’s milk contain baby-specific antibodies to stave off infection and disease, but the skin-to-skin contact helps regulate babies breathing and heartbeat which can save a little one’s life!
So, in honor of #BlackBreastfeedingWeek, here is a copy of my Breastfeeding affirmations with some good info to help you to #keepgoing! Right click to save, print it out and put it somewhere handy.
Happy Black Breastfeeding Week!