It appears that black women have chosen to hold back on the stuff that does a body good. There’s a story out there by Kimberly Seals Allers that informs us that black women have given up on breastfeeding, but no one seems to know why.
One of Allers conspiracy theories takes us back to the slave plantation when black women were used as “wet nurses.” She believes that may have caused a disconnect between mother and child that is still present today. The wet nurses would have to tend to the white children before tending to their own.
But the point I think she’s making is that black women have to get back to it, so that our children are much more healthy and stop dying far more often than any other group of women.
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