Breastfeeding and Pumping

[Pic] RHOA’s Kandi Burruss Shares Beautiful Breastfeeding Photo

On January 6th 2016, Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker welcomed their son Ace Wells Tucker into the world.  Almost 2 weeks old and little Ace is already teaching mommy to multitask. 🙂 Kandi shared this very beautiful photo on social... Continue Reading

Why Africans are the Originators of Attachment Parenting

By Claire Niala for The Natural Child Project I was born and grew up in Kenya & Cote d’Ivoire. Then from the age of fifteen I lived in the UK. However, I always knew that I wanted to raise my... Continue Reading

Breastfeeding Shouldn’t Make You Crazy: How I Learned There Is More to New Motherhood Than Breastfeeding

Recently two breastfeeding stories have gone viral online. A mother was nursing her 16 day old baby at a rec center, and asked by a staff member to leave. The confrontation was caught on camera, and the mom had to... Continue Reading

When Former Sexual Abuse Makes Breastfeeding Difficult: Actress Tisha Martin Campbell Opens Up

The physicality of being a woman can be challenging — because our bodies are both sexual and functional, many of our body parts have dual purposes and we are often made to feel ashamed for that. The situation gets even... Continue Reading

I Won’t Kick My 3-Year-Old Out of My Bed

I remember my first night as a mother. I nursed my tiny baby to sleep, placed him in his crib, where he began to cry. So I calmed him, waited longer before I put him down, and yet he cried... Continue Reading

Controversial New Study Says Long Term Benefits of Breastfeeding Have Been Exaggerated

Alright mommies, are you ready for a doozy?! A new study (well, relatively new, it came out a few months ago), has stated that the benefits of breastfeeding have been exaggerated. From Slate Magazine’s coverage; A new study confirms what... Continue Reading

30 Quotes on Breastfeeding from Black Celebrities

Last month, Ashley Nicole and Yaya DaCosta made headlines for posting pictures of themselves breastfeeding their babies.  Below are 30 other black celebrities who have spoken about breastfeeding. 1. Michelle Obama “In fact, in the last job I had before... Continue Reading

The Mommy’s Guide to Tandem Nursing: Everything You Need to Be Successful

Tandem nursing is nursing two babies at the same time, and it’s not a path that I set out on.  It began while I was pregnant with my second child.  I continued to nurse my baby throughout the entire pregnancy,... Continue Reading

Stunning Photo Series Celebrates Black Mothers Who Breastfeed

The Out of Africa photo series by Georgia-based Blue Sky photography celebrates black mothers who breastfeed, and the photos are just gorgeous! Click here to view the full photo series. Continue Reading

9 Essential Items Every Breastfeeding Mother Needs

When I was pregnant with my first child, I remember all the doctors and nurses going on and on about the benefits of breastfeeding.  One benefit that would always come up was that breastfeeding was free and would save you... Continue Reading

Actress Yaya DaCosta Posts Gorgeous Breastfeeding Pics to #NormalizeNursing

I post about Yaya alot on my hair blog (because, I mean, just look at her hair!) but it’s so cool that she’s also a black breastfeeding mama 🙂 A few weeks back Ashley Nicole, a model and wife of... Continue Reading

3 Ways Pregnant Women Can Prepare for Breastfeeding

By Alicia Barnes, liciabobesha.com Knowing all of the benefits*  for mother and baby, many women are motivated to succeed but don’t know how best to help themselves. As an accredited breastfeeding educator, I find that many mothers make the same... Continue Reading

How Breastfeeding Redesigned My Wardrobe

I was determined to breastfeed my baby from way before I seriously thought about being a mother. I just knew it was the right thing to do and that it was high on my list of ‘parenting priorities’. But, even... Continue Reading

True Life: My Family AND My Lactation Consultant Discouraged Me from Breastfeeding

By Didan Ashanta I gave birth in the maternity unit of a private hospital – the same one that I was born in exactly 30 years and 16 days before. The hospital’s website proclaims that it “is recognized as a ‘Baby-Friendly’... Continue Reading

4 Tips for Successful Pumping

By Alicia Barnes of LiciaBobesha.com Most mothers in the U.S. work outside the home, which means if they’re breastfeeding, they’re probably pumping. When I was about to return to work, I was intimidated by pumping. I knew that pumping wasn’t as... Continue Reading

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