Breastfeeding: What You Need to Know

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  • What’s Wrong With Formula?
  • Black Women and Breastfeeding
  • Why Are Our Rates So Low?
  • Prepping For Breastfeeding
  • You’re Not a “Bad” Mom if You Don’t Breastfeed
  • August is National Breastfeeding Month!
  • Why is Breast Milk Better?
  • How Long Should Moms Breastfeed?
  • Health Benefits for Babies
  • Health Benefits for Moms

Why Are Our Rates So Low?

Experts say there are several reasons why African-Americans lag behind in breastfeeding -cultural attitudes, the lack of community and family support, lack of education about and myths around breastfeeding, and the fact that Black women are more likely to have low paying jobs that don't allow them time to pump their milk.

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